The Storm Crow
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother's death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced t ...more
Quick note, because I get asked this a lot- yes there is a sequel coming ;) - and I'm lucky enough to have read an early version and omgggggg it's so good. So for those of you who get to the end and need more... rest easy! There will be more.
(view spoiler)[ And we haven't seen the last of Ericen ;) (hide spoiler)]
I don’t want to give away too much, as usual in my reviews, but basically we have Anthia, a cro ...more
I LOVE THIS COVER!!!!!!
This book was amaze balls!! Welp, looks like another ARC I will be preordering the hardback!
I’m going to add a few spoilers so Don’t read after the gifs unless you want a bit of spoilery
The shit hits the fan maybe a page out of the gate! Thia is having a good time out joyriding on one of the elemental crows; she was still waiting to get one of her own.
Thia is out with her friend, Kiva, who ...more
Here are the top five reasons you (Yes, you!) should read the storm crow.
1. Just look at that cover. Even if you never read it, you need this book on your shelf. It is gorgeous and will be a great edition to your bookshelf.
2. The writing will satisfy every reader. If your a reader who needs fast paced writing with lots of action, The Storm Crow is for you. If you love amazing images painted with words, The Storm Crow is your book.
3. The story. I won't go into it because I don't want to spoil bu ...more
This book starts out with Rhodaire being invaded by another Kingdom, Illucia. The crows are killed, several people close to our main character Thia die, including her mother the Queen.
Rhodaire finds themse ...more
“People are their truest selves at their most desperate.”
🌟 Disclaimer: I received and E-ARC from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review!
🌟 I think this book was just another general YA book that did not blow my mind! I am sure some people will like it and some won’t and I will try to be objective as always.
🌟 When it comes to the writing style, it was not bad! I found it easy to read and kind of ...more
- First, and most notably, this is a book about a girl living with depression. It’s about her struggles and her triumphs, and it’s about hope. As someone who struggles with depression, my hope is t ...more
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You know what's better than crows?
I was lucky enough to read THE STORM CROW early and LEMME TELL YOU. It's bloody brilliant. Josephson has crafted such a rich and gorgeous world that is SO REAL, I honestly swear it's out there somewhere.
And the characters--hello, Ericen is my fav, I call dibs--are so loveable (yes, even the bad ones...especially the bad ones) and complex, that they had me rooting for them from the start.
One of my utmost treasured things about thi ...more
Trigger and Content Warning: Depression, Self-Harm,Violence,
I really LOVED this book! The Storm Crow is filled with the potential to be a great, captivating series. It’s gripping within the first chapter, the characters are all amazing and the magic is uniquely written. With a large variety of majestic crows that can control the elements they provide everything needed for it's country. The crows gave me major How to ...more
I can't believe this is a debut book!
I was in a book funk for two weeks. It never happened to me before but nothing tasted really exceptional. Nothing kept my attention.
I got this ARC of Storm Crow in a Fairyloot box (I confess that I ordered this box as I knew an ARC was included) and opened it without too high expectation but also I was curious.
The first sentences I nearly stopped because it happened in a universe that I did not get at first sight and as I said I had a hard time focu ...more
where do i even start i-
this book is going in my all time favorites i can’t comprehend what I just read.
what a FABULOUS way to start off 2019 glad this was the first read of the year wow
OKAY HERE WE GO
The characters have got to be some of my all time favorites.
Kiva and Thias friendship was everything. Their banter. Their loyalty. THEIR BFF RELATIONSHIP WAS EVERYTHING I NEEDED.
Thia was a character I related to in small ways ...more
I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this book! The Storm Crow is absolutely filled with the potential to be a great, captivating series. It’s gripping within the first chapter and the magic system is unique and fun. With a variety of majestic crows that can control the elements, and even bend light, they provide the foundation for a country’s way of life. How could you NOT get sucked into the story immediately?! The relationships between ...more
“People are their truest selves at their most desperate.”
I did it. I finished it. I don’t know why I did this to myself, I should have DNF’d it at some point. But I can be a bit stubborn and I wanted to see if something good happened towards the end. Guess what? It didn’t.
The Storm Crow begins when Rhodaire, a magical kingdom with elemental crows, is attacked by Illucia, another kingdom. The queen and the crows are killed and the kingdom is left in ruins. That changes Princess Anthia life, wh
This cover is absolutely gorgeous. When I first saw it, I was already half in love with it, and I hadn't even read the synopsis. The word 'crow' immediately made me think of Six of Crows and the girl reminded me of Inej.
So yeah, I was ecstatic when this cover was revealed, and I still was when my brain registered that this is not another book in the Six of Crows series.
But The Storm Crow was just another generic YA fantasy that had me rolling my eyes and yawning f ...more
People, this was a really good book, and I hope you are all looking forwards to it in 2019! This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and so I was so delighted to receive an arc of it in my December Fairyloot box (which was amazing). And this was such a great read which I would totally recommend, whether you want to start reading fantasy or whether you have been reading it for years - I think it could appeal to anyone. It is masterfully crafted in many ways, and is reminiscent ...more
I really enjoyed reading The Storm Crow, it was gripping, funny, heartbreaking, fast paced and very well written. Furthermore it has awesome characters, a great villain, great LGBTQ+ representation and a fantastic mental illness rep (depression). I absolutely loved the original world and the elemental crows and am so excited what the next book will bring! Things I didn’t enjoy as much were the pacing, that was a bit too fast at times, and that the plot wasn’t as original ...more
1. Vivid imagery. From the first page, Josephson sets the foundation for this magical world and introduces us to the protagonist, Anthia, and you find yourself instantly part of her world.
2. The strong female friendship is fantastic... and their sharp tongues! (love the witty comebacks)
3. If you like action, Josephson gives it to us right from the beginning.
4. You will find yourself attached to a character, or two, or three. (I'm on four and on ...more
Masterfully done. Gorgeously written. Soooooo much tension.
THE STORM CROW is a truly unique fantasy. The tropical kingdom of Rhodaire is home to magical Crows that are built into the society’s infrastructure. (Like the end of How to Train Your Dragon, but with super cool bird magic. ...more
Not only that, but The Storm Crow does a really good job of depicting depression and looking at d ...more
"Books are very underrated weapons"
This book was an amazing book. I had the chance of receiving an ARC from Fairyloot in their December box and I don't know what took me so long to read it. Anne and I both agreed: this book was a very pleasant surprise.
The concept was also very original. The kingdom of Rhodaire is dependent of magical crows who have elemental magic and are rideable by trained riders. There are Sun Crows, Storm Crows, Ea ...more
And then we meet Ana, the brave, stubborn, yet determined princess wh ...more
But what really makes the book near and dear to my heart is the wonderful depression rep in this book. Josephson handles it with such grace and care, and to see it so deftly handled—in a k ...more
«You were always meant to rule the sky»
The premise of this book was so cool I got really excited when I received the ARC in December’s Fairyloot! Two friends and I even happily planned our first buddy-reading of the year to be this novel… but I was led to disappointment.
Being honest, at first it was entertaining and I liked some puns and witty dialogues between some of the characters; and I also appreciated racial and sexual diversity, as well as the depiction of depression, but there were too ...more
What I loved:🖤🖤🖤
1. Loads of verbal sparring
2. An original fantasy world, including the magic of the crows
3. Simmering romance
4. Loyal female friendships
5. Unexpected twists leading to a surprising conclusion
I enjoyed this so so much. Fierce princesses, sassy princes, amazing magic (ELEMENTAL. CROWS. LIKE WHAT? SO COOL IS WHAT). What more could you want, really? Banter? Because there’s plenty of that too.
If it’s not at the top of your anticipated reads, what are you even doing? Add it now, read it in July, make all the fan art so I can stare at it forever and forever. K thanks.
There's Crow in it!! There's a damn Crow in the title!
Did you hear that? Do I need to repeat myself?
*climbs a twenty-story high building*
*circle mouth with both hands*
It's about CROWS! (just for good measure 😁)
Also ... did I hear Eragon??? Surely not!
YES OH MY GOD IT'S COMPARED TO ERAGON AND THERE'S AN EGG HATCHING and that's me bought...
OK, just to be fair: THE COVER! WHAT! HOW! I NEED THAT!
That's it; it's already signed up for book two even before ...more