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Roar (Stormheart) Hardcover – June 13, 2017
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“I am typically not a fantasy reader, but Roar convinced me to read more. Cora Carmack created a beautiful world and I felt like I was transported to Pavan with her vivid descriptions of the city. I was left wanting more and I can't to find out what happens with the rest of her characters.”―Chelsea Riela, New York Public Library
“In her electrifying YA debut Roar, Cora Carmack creates a stormy fantasy full of adventure featuring a charismatic ensemble cast. Roar introduces YA readers to Cora’s signature talent for balancing authentic characters and a captivating romance, this time set in a striking new world that will sweep readers away.”―Mary Hinson, Irving Public Library and Mary Had A Little Book Blog
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Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Since she was a teenager, her favorite genre to read has been fantasy, and now she's thrilled to bring her usual compelling characters and swoon-worthy romance into worlds of magic and intrigue with her debut YA fantasy, Roar. Her previous adult romance titles include the Losing It, Rusk University, and Muse series. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City, and on any given day you might find her typing away at her computer, flying to various cities around the world, or just watching Netflix with her kitty Katniss. But she can always be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her website coracarmack.com.
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But Roar doesn't want that life for herself, so she escapes one night and meets a mysterious, orphaned young stormcatcher named Locke. Before she realizes it, she's thrown into the back-alley world of black market magic (that she didn't even know existed) and the people who hunt storms for a living. Initially driven by the selfish motive to escape her impending wedding, she soon discovers a world far beyond her imagination and realizes that her responsibilities haven't gone a way - they've actually intensified.
I started this audiobook while in the car on a road trip and quickly feel deep into the story. The narrator did a fantastic job and pulled me right in. Additionally, I loved the world-building in this story. The originality of harnessing storm power and collecting stormhearts is refreshing and not something I've seen before. Storms that have souls? Clever!
Roar's character is well-rounded (albeit a bit immature sometimes) and grows throughout the entire story as she learns more about who she is and what her gifts are. I even enjoyed the slow-building romance between her and Locke. It evolves naturally, and it isn't "instalove" that sends her into a state of foolishness. However, I did not like the possessiveness that he showed. He practically becomes obsessed with her, which is not good, especially since we can see inside his head as he inches towards questionable territory when the story flips to his point of view. Their verbal sparring matches also got old. But kuddos to Roar, because she would push him off and tell him off when he became too much of a dolt to recognize her for who she is - not just someone far more powerful and important than he wants to believe, but a woman worthy of respect, pure and simple.
I have very high hopes for the second book in this series, which releases in June of 2018. I look forward to seeing how Roar's relationship with Locke develops (and if she sets him straight on his possessiveness), what happens to the kingdom now that she's been away and things have taken an ominous twist by an outside force, and what happens with Cassius, Roar's intended. Overall, 4.5 stars.
All that said, I have one complaint. I found the pacing sluggish. I nearly put the book down but decided I'd invested too much time not to finish. And I'm glad I did, I just wish it had moved faster, allowing the world to be revealed through action.
Pro: I love the world building and magic system. It's awesome how the depth of the world continues to grow as you read. The characters are all people and not two dementional.
Con: I don't like the multiple perspectives in relation to are main character and her love interest. I guess my major issue with the book is it falls prey to" the powerful female that has a overbearing male savior" theme. As unique as the story is, it's disappointing to see this cliché. It would have got a 5 otherwise.
Cons: the romance is very sappy even though the two characters involved are very like-able. The story does end abruptly, almost as soon as it really sucked me in & made me a believer it was over. I guess always leave them wanting more, which this book definitely does. I really wish that some characters had been fleshed out more (Nova & Cassius) and less time spent on the hormone laced inner monologues of the love interests.
All in all a solid addition to the YA genre & I will definitely be picking up the sequel when it comes out next year.
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