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The Storm of Storms

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A highly addictive Young Adult Dystopian Survival Saga that will keep you glued to the pages.

Nari’s shocking revelation in the watermill changes everything in an instant, and Areum is once more faced with an impossible decision. Will she betray her sister in order to save her life, or support her and let her die?

In the midst of this struggle, the storm of the century hits the camp, and life goes from hard to impossible overnight. Areum slowly comes to realize there is only one way to ensure their survival.

To escape!

But how can they escape from an escape-proof prison camp? And even if they would get past the ferocious dog patrols, the machine gun-equipped guard towers and the electrified barbed wire fence… will she be willing to condemn everyone they’re leaving behind to an inescapable end through torture and death?

405 pages, Kindle Edition

Published September 15, 2021

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Adria Carmichael

6 books171 followers
Adria Carmichael is a writer of Young Adult Dystopian fiction with a twist. When she is not devouring dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format - books, movies, TV-series and PlayStation games - she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson. When the limit of doom and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her go-to way to unwind.

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Profile Image for Bonnie DeMoss.
790 reviews90 followers
September 18, 2021
After learning Nari's shocking secret, Areum's plans change drastically. Her new plan is riskier and more dangerous than ever, but first they must survive a devastating storm that almost eliminates the food supply. Areum struggles to learn who she can trust as she tries to keep herself and Nari alive. Along the way, she begins to learn some things about herself and her family.

This third installment of the Juche series is packed with action, intrigue, and deception. Areum's growth continues as she very slowly begins to see the truth, guided by Nari. Nari, though she is physically weaker than Areum, can be wiser and more perceptive, and each twin uses their own particular strengths to keep them both alive.

In this heartbreaking but compelling series, we watch the depths of evil to which mankind can sink. At the same time, we see the strength of those who continue to fight against great odds. The characters are well written, and the intrigue between the prisoners and guards is interesting to watch. The devastating storm and its aftereffects are powerfully portrayed. As this heartrending journey continues, you won't want to miss a moment.

Profile Image for Jessica Belmont.
1,483 reviews47 followers
October 3, 2021
Adria Carmichael does it again. I don’t know how these books keep getting better, but they do. Just take my word for it, and start with book one.
Heartbreaking and compelling, The Storm of Storms is packed with action, suspense, and deception.
I love the sisters. They are well-developed. Areum is strong and passionate. Nari is smart and perceptive. The two of them make this series so good.
This series is so compelling, I want to go back and re-read all three books. I couldn’t put this down. Fair warning, picking up these books will cause lack of sleep and consume your thoughts.
Highly, highly recommended!!!
Thank you to author Adria Carmichael for the review copy if this book. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
4 reviews
October 6, 2021
“The Storm of Storms”, is Part Three of the well-crafted Juche series of books. Adria Carmichael is a skillful writer who weaves an intriguing story of life in the North Korean Yodok concentration camp. Now that the camp no longer needs to be described in detail, the author fleshes out her characters, from the protagonist, Areum, to the rest of her family and friends as they plan their escape from the camp.

In the process, the author has made them more human with all their strengths and frailties. Of particular interest are the hairline cracks in Areum’s brainwashed image of the country’s Great General, the idol that she calls her true father and favors over her natural father.

Some of the description of life and death in the camp are quite realistic and may be too much for the more squeamish readers. Also detailed is the use of a drug (probably some form of amphetamine and North Korea is a major producer of it) diluted in water and given daily to the prisoners to drink to suppress hunger and give them a temporary boost of energy.

As with the first two books, the more I read, the more the story pulled me in. When I reached the end, I was eager to find out whether and how Areum and her band will manage to escape. However, that will have to wait for Part Four.
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520 reviews13 followers
December 6, 2021
Well, after the end of the previous book, now we have a new scenario to deal with, and then another ending that is just gut wrenching!

So, we find out about something Nari has been keeping from Areum, and I love that Areum obviously has been trying to and really actually improving her relationship with her sister, even though her view of her parents is still rather askew, I appreciate how she’s trying with her sister, even though at times I wanted to smack her when she wouldn’t listen to her sister after telling her she would 🙄 This whole story was an intense ride of will they do this, will they do that, etc. It kept me on my toes the whole time wondering what they would end up deciding to do and now I’m left with another cliffhanger that makes me want to see what will happen next and get some answers!

I look forward to the next book! Thank you to the author for a gifted digital copy of the book 🥰
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48 reviews1 follower
April 3, 2022
Adria please stop with these cliff hangers!!!! Ok, that was a lie…don’t ever stop! The horrors that you read between the pages here are so realistic. The people. The feelings. The choices they make. Main character Areum is still so indoctrinated into communist way of thinking, it keeps her unlikeable. That’s actually a selling point for me in this series because that’s how i picture someone who has grown up brainwashed into believing their society is the greatest. Im awaiting the day Areum figures out her country has been feeding her propaganda…if that day ever comes!!

Spoiler alert- what’s going on with sun hee?? Please!!! The world needs to know!
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4 reviews
October 5, 2021
Again a great sequel from Adria Carmichael - keep 'em coming.

Juche #3 provides loads of thrilling episodes where we find Areum and her friends and family struggle against powers almost impossible to conquer. Alongside the external challenges, the interpersonal aspects of a family being tested to the extreme reach new levels, and Areum and Nari continues to amaze me.

I cannot wait for the next chapters of this saga.
Profile Image for Brandy.
442 reviews22 followers
October 10, 2021
The 3rd installment in the series did NOT disappoint! Once again, filled with heartbreak, heroism, mystery, hair raising mental and physical challenges that will keep you on the very edge. I have no nails left after this one! Adria weaves a story so seamlessly that you feel as if you’re experiencing every event with the characters - all while they battle ever-increasing odds not even remotely in their favor. Yet another cliffhanger has me teetering on the brink…. Waiting very impatiently for book #4.

They just keep getting better and better!
Author 17 books31 followers
October 4, 2021
The third instalment hasn't disappointed me at all. There is so much action and intrigue and I was constantly on edge needing to know what was going to happen next. This book is definitely darker and there are many scenes where even I cringed and wished that the author hadn't written that scene. I loved the character developments and we see a completely new side to Nari - she is not the weak little girl she has been so far.

Definitely a must-read from this author. I am already screaming for book four.
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363 reviews11 followers
October 14, 2021


The storm part of the book itself was so well done that I found myself reading it faster as the water rushed by. It was quite exciting. As the water started to recede I found the tempo of the book slows down as well. It was so perfectly done. At that point, I started to read at my normal speed.

Will they manage to escape the camp that only one person had ever managed to escape? Though that man was recaptured. How did he escape in the first place?

I find @adria_carmichael_author to be an excellent writer. Never too wordy or verbose but always the perfect amount of description and explanation.

I can't wait for the next installment of the series! Of course this book ends on a cliff hanger. If you like dystopian, this book series is for you.

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Profile Image for Citlali.
164 reviews
October 7, 2021
Realmente me gusta mucho esta serie, sobre todo que el contexto histórico es muy real. Estoy muy intrigada en saber cómo va a terminar la serie, solo falta un libro y no tengo ni idea de lo que podría pasar.

Pensé que en este libro iba a pasar algo que llevo esperando desde el primero, y lo parecía pero al final no se logró, espero que en el último lo logren. (Eso es lo único que se me ocurre que puedo esperar que pase en el último libro)
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