The second book that I picked up this September was Roar (Stormheart)by Cora Carmack, and I feel in love with the book. I was introduced to this book through FairyLoot unboxings because it was the included book one month and I found that I really did want to read it. I went back and forth about buying it for about a month before walking into Barnes and Nobel for the first time in a year and buying both books. (You can see all the books I bought in August in my video August Book Haul.)
Roar follows the Stormling princess Aurora as she starts her journey of preparing to take the throne once her mother steps down from power. As customs state Aurora must be married by a specific time, and although it’s normal for Stormlings to marry for love Aurora agrees, or is forced into, an arranged marriage with a Stormling prince (from another kingdom). Her to be husband, Cassius, is the second son of the king of a neighboring kingdom and upon first meeting him Aurora begins to develop a crush. As she begins to trust him Aurora begins to debate telling him the secret that she has sacrificed so much to keep, that she has no Stormling powers. Due to this secret Aurora secluded herself from her people and those of the court, and has spent most of her life simply trying to become the ruler that her mother wants her to be.
Shortly after meeting Cassius Aurora finds out that he may not be what he seems. With help from her long time friend Aurora sets off to follow Cassius to find out what he’s hiding. During this time Aurora finds that she needs to be saved, and meets the storm hunter Locke. This is when Aurora finds out something that she never could have thought about, that people were selling the magic she needs for her Stormling powers on the black market. Finding this out Aurora sets off on a new task, to become a great storm hunter and find a way to take her throne using the skills that she learns. That is where our adventure begins.
The only thing that I regret about reading this book is that the next one won’t be released until May of 2018, and I don’t want to wait that long. This book got a 5/5 from me because I enjoyed watching the main character Aurora become her own and force herself through the challenges that were put in front of her. I also just fell in love with the Stormling world and I can’t wait to read more stories that have to do with this world. (I really hope this series will last for a while, because I’m that in love with this world and there is still so much to explore.)
That’s the end of the spoiler free part of this review, so if you haven’t read the book I would stop here. If you have read the book and you’re on the same hype I am, then keep reading!