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|Book 1 of 3 in Stormheart|
|Age Level: 13 - 18||Grade Level: 10 - 12|
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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--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File size : 3000 KB
- Publication date : June 13, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 382 pages
- Publisher : Tor Teen (June 13, 2017)
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01M28M0DY
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- Best Sellers Rank: #394,137 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Carmack's lack of experience in writing YA comes through with Roar. My biggest gripe with the book was the relationship Aurora a.k.a. Roar had with the males she was romantically involved with. It started out being her betrothal, Prince Locke, who seemed very controlling and possessive. Later, it was the Hunter named Locke who Roar fell for. He was also very controlling in his own way. What threw me for a loop was how easily Roar let these men grab and touch her, whether it was a caress or even to stop her from doing something. Both of these men did not know her for long, and yet they felt so comfortable with grabbing her whenever they wanted. I'm a male reader, and if I have a problem with how these relationships were fleshed out, I'm sure Carmack's female readership will probably agree with me too. Roar had no problem with sticking up for herself, so that was a good balance for these kind of men. However, it just really left a bad taste in my mouth. Roar at times felt less like a partner to them and more like an object of possession. A commodity to rule over. Going forward, I hope Carmack could work on this both in the continuation in her series, and with other potential YA books she may write. It may work out for her Adult books, which I haven't read, but for a YA book I feel like it sends the wrong message.
What Carmack lost in her romance building, she makes up for in her creative and intricate story. Her magic system of Stormlings and how they can control storms was phenomenal. I've read one or two series that involve elemental magic, but the idea of storms having hearts and being able to covet them was amazing. Carmack spent a lot of time building her world and I appreciate an author that does this, especially since it was her first time writing a fantasy genre book. I was truly blown away by the depth of her story and I deeply appreciated it's cliffhanger, which perfectly sets up the next installment.
As for Carmack's characters, there is a lot of variety and I truly feel like there's a character for everyone. When an author puts in the work for her secondary characters, it sets your book a part from the rest, and Carmack has done just that. My personal favorite was Novaya. Carmack alters her POV's a few times, some characters' stream of consciousness pop up more regularly than others, but she juggled them well. It wasn't confusing even without chapter breaks to break up the different POV's. Often times when an author tries to do a change of POV within the chapter, it can be chaotic and confusing. Her editing and distinct character voices did not hamper my ability to follow along with the story in the least. Novaya's snippets helped me get through the book. I'll be honest and say that this book definitely dragged at times. I'll speak to why below, but Nova saved it. The things she had to go through due to the decisions made by Roar were heart-breaking. However she stayed strong and loyal to Roar no matter what. I also found her stream of consciousness to be entertaining. She was just as strong as Roar was, without the combative nature. It definitely was refreshing.
*Queue more gripes* Lets just say I'm not fond of the dynamics between Roar and Locke. While he continuously says to Roar verbally and within his streams of consciousness that he doesn't want to control her, I feel like his actions say otherwise. Again, I will bring up how often he touches Roar, and not always in the most loving way. He was way to handsy for my taste. Also, their constant bickering and battle of wills was absolutely exhausting! I love dialogue that can portray characters showing their wits against one another, especially if it's between a romantic duo, however this was too much. It was page, after page, after page, of Roar wanting to do something, Locke not wanting her to do it, and then he either gave in or she did what she wanted. Then it would end with a blow up, and then a possible reconciliation. However, even when they were trying to make up, Roar was consistently combative. I understand her back story and that she has trust issues, but her experiences never felt like enough reason for her to act the way that she did. She felt like a petulant child who you always felt the need to walk on egg-shells around. It was so unbecoming. I wish Carmack could have provided more context and built on the reasonings behind Roar's trust issues, so it would make her combative nature credible.
Besides being unable to do magic and having to cover it up, Roar was sheltered. She also was building something with her betrothal Prince Locke, but that turned into a horrible betrayal. She barely knew the man and I felt like her emotional "scars" did not feel genuine if you know what I mean. Otherwise, Roar was a little unlikeable for me. And if a reader has issues with the main character, I say something is seriously wrong with your story. Characters have flaws, but I find it hard to overlook them when it comes to Roar.
Roar is a story filled with a unique magical system that spends a great amount of time telling you about it's history and culture. The characters vary and have a depth to them that a reader will appreciate. However, the main protagonist, Roar, has problematic relationships with other men, which are questionable and sometimes troublesome. The constant grabbing of Roar by two potential suitors often triggered domestic abuse and rape undertones. While it's safe to assume those undertones were not Carmack's intention, it severely impedes the epic world-building she has created, and stops the book from getting the best rating possible. Also, the banter between Roar and others, particularly Locke, becomes quite fatiguing. Be prepared to spend page after page engulfed in their arguments, which were often childish. Otherwise, if you can overlook these things, this story has major potential and I look forward to seeing how this story develops in the next installment. Also, be prepared for a MAJOR cliffhanger! Who doesn't love those? =)
I don’t know what I expected going into Roar but it wasn’t this. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. How could a book about weather be interesting or exciting? Well let me tell you, Cora Carmack did such a wonderful job telling this story that I was entirely enthralled by it.
Okay so I actually spent a little bit of time reading other reviews of this book on Goodreads just now because I was curious to see if others thought about this book the same way I did with certain aspects of it. I think I am going to lower my rating by 1 star because some things about this story have been brought to the light for me and I completely agree with what a lot of people are saying.
First let’s talk about the things that I truly like, and the main thing is the world building! I love a good book that has detailed and in depth world building. It’s hard for me to read a book when I can’t visualize the surroundings, when I can’t see what they are seeing. Props to Cora for developing such an intriguing setting, I honestly kept reading this book solely because I wanted to see more of Caelira! This brutal world is ravaged by severe and unpredictable storms, from the likes of tornadoes, hurricanes, skyfire, lightning, fog, everything! The fog was absolutely the creepiest, so thick it would swallow you whole and keep you wandering forever trying to escape it 😶
I hope in Rage we are able to see even more of this world and hopefully even more of the storms. The storms hitting seemed so few and far between that I wasn’t completely satisfied with the amount of action though. These people are literally STORM HUNTERS and it just never really felt like they were hunting storms. More like this was another traveling fantasy novel that had storms find them, instead of them finding the storms. Maybe it’s just me but I hate the traveling fantasy novels where nothing happens but them walking for days upon days without any action in between.
“Confusion leads to knowledge for those brave enough to seek it.”
So the main thing I struggled with in this book was the romance. This is why I looked up other reviews, I was curious if others felt the way I did or if it was just me being picky and wishing there was no romance in this story. I think Aurora would have been better off on her own, she was strong and independent and literally ran away from home to avoid marrying someone so I don’t understand why she suddenly had to fall in love with a brooding over protective storm hunter.
So first let’s talk about the absolute dumpster fire of a character Cassius, who thinks things like, … he had a feeling that conquering her would prove more exhilarating than any storm he had ever defeated. Because yes, nothing spells romance quite like trying to conquer someone. Cassius is an absolute garbage human being if he thinks he can win someone over by forcing them like that. Thankfully Roar decides for herself that he is disgusting and vile and that she deserves much better than him.
But then she finds Locke, who is our over protective brooding storm hunter. So with Locke we have sentiments like, … He should let her go. He knew her well enough now to know that manhandling her would only make her fight harder. But he was too distracted by the way her body fit against his own. Her soft hair tickled his neck. Even more startling, she had stopped fighting him completely. HOW IS THIS OKAY? No one would respond well to being manhandled, and the fact he was aroused by this display of her literally giving up is sickening. He is literally blaming her for ‘having soft hair’, like she asked him to be manhandled because sh’e beautiful.
Paragraphs like that one made me stop and think for a minute about what was actually happening here. There are far too may paragraphs similar to that one that could be quoted but I’m just tired of even seeing it. People being mistreated this way and then having it be excused as an alpha male trope is just disheartening and exhausting. I just want to read an awesome fantasy novel about a girl that has power over storms, I think that would be interesting enough without throwing in Cassius and Locke.
Overall I thought it was a good story, the world building was excellent but most of the characters were incredibly one dimensional and the romance killed it for me. I hope Rage explores more of Aurora’s powers and doesn’t rely so heavily on her needing a man.