CJR The Brit Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (get ready for the gushing review!!!)

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You know sometimes when you have a book on your TBR. It’s been there for a while and you never seem to get round to reading it?  Well that was me with Roar.  Now I could slap myself.  Like a proper girlie slap to the chops.  IT WAS SO GOOD!!!

I’m sure you all know but here is a bit about it:

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

To say I was enthralled by this book is an understatement. Consumed! Utterly, utterly consumed!

Aurora, I fell in love with her. Sheltered, innocent but with a spark to rival them all.

‘Do not fear the thunder, nor the fire in the skies.’

I must admit this book is what I call a bobber. I was bobbing from Cassius to Locke like watching a tennis match! I do love the evil ones but I also love a bad boy. #teamlocke

The world building was amazing.

The premise of the book was unique.

A land ruled by temptuous storms and people who can control them with magic.

Which brings me on to the plot…….all I can say is give me book 2!

 

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