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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.

©2017 Cora Carmack (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A fresh concept

I felt the author built this world up perfectly. It is easy to imagine both in physical appearance and politically. The concept of fighting storms and taking their hearts is a new for me. I was intrigued to find out the orgins of the storms. It's nice to find something new under the sun. The lead, Aurora aka Roar, goes on an adventure to find power. She ends up finding the knowledge of how the world really works and possibly the love of her life. A love she just met and has lied to since they first spoke. There is the dreaded love triangle... sighs... But there is a spark of hope that it is dropped in the next book.

The author uses multiple point of views but keeps the transitions clean cut. I've been torn on how to rate this book. It reads similar to the work of Sarah J. Maas, A Throne of Glass series. If you enjoy such stories involving young female leads that journey out of their comfort zone to grow in confidence and power, then you'll be entertained by this read. It is a true YA story, so if you are a borderline YA fan then be weary.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

Great audiobook! Can't wait for the next one! Love the the story plot and the characters are awesome! Totally recommend this!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Lacking Emotional Depth

I struggled to finish this book. I was looking for a strong female lead and I never seemed to get her. I was cringing for the entire first 10 chapters due to the amount if awkward lusty physical descriptions. I am actually horrified that young girls would read this because it tells them that the behavior of the male characters is appropriate - the girls should enjoy unsolicited physical contact. Just when I thought the lead was getting her head straight a new guy traipses into the story. There just isn't any subtlety to the romances and I couldn't stand it. The story itself is creative but the vibes are sexual assault-y.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Refreshing!

I loved the concept/world of this book. I feel like so many these days are just the same story rewritten with some small twist, but this was new and refreshing and didn't feel like fan fiction from some more popular series. Would highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of fantasy and romance!

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You Don’t Want to Miss Roar by Cora Carmack!!!

Roar by Cora Carmack is amazing. I’ve been a fan of Carmack’s for awhile and she writes some of my favorite new adult books. Roar is Carmack’s first young adult novel and she definitely launched with a bang!

Aurora is the princess of Caelira. She only wishes she was capable of the power her mom has. Instead of protecting her Kingdom, Aurora has to hide during the storm attacks so no one will know that she does not have the power that a princess of Caelira should have. Now Aurora’s mother is trying to marry her off to Cassius, a prince from another land. Cassius has his own devious plans. When Aurora begins to catch on and she follows him to a place no prince or princess should go…her life changes. That is where Roar’s adventure begins.

Carmack’s plot is grand. She writes it oh so well. The reader doesn’t get the whole plot at once which is something that I really like. We get a slow reveal as the story continues on so the reader gets to feel some suspense and anticipation. This story and the characters grip your attention and draws you into this beautiful world. Oh Course, Carmack leaves you wanting more!

One thing I absolutely love about this story is the uniqueness. Storms have personalities and hearts. People fight these storms because they are deadly. I really liked the Elemental power and the magic that is in this story.

The storm hunters are amazing. I love this ban of misfits. They care about each other even when it is hard to show it. It truly is something to have a group of people that have your back. Even if they are tough on each other, they still take the time to teach.

The writing is amazing. The characters are written extremely well. I feel like you can’t ask for a better book. So far there are no love triangles but there is at least two swoon worthy men. Aurora/Roar is one of the best female characters ever. I am really looking forward to book two.

You Don’t Want to Miss Roar by Cora Carmack!!!

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Short but not sweet

I feel like nothing happens at all. Great world building but lacking heavily in storytelling.

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Interesting new world and take on magic

PG-13 YA. Themes were alluded to without too much detail but just enough not to feel censored.

Interesting take on magic that I hope to see developed further in book two. Typical female protagonist and love interest - which I enjoyed. Am I cruel for hoping there is a love triangle in the next book?

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love!!!!

I loved this book kept me so captivated in the story I had to share with my friends

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wonderful

I need the next book now! such an amazing novel. a little heavy on the romance, and I wanted more of cassius and nova. I also wanted to know more about sly and her beliefs. how many kinds of storms are there? how many other cities? hopefully these will be answered in the upcoming novel.

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I had to keep reminding myself that our Roar was only 18 years old, lived a sheltered life and had self esteem issues. She was doing the best she could in her circumstances. However, I felt that if she could trust a guy with her body she should've been able to trust her with her secret!

That being said the book was still entertaining. A little bit too unsure as I was already looking for a STRONG female lead. Hopefully we will see this come into fruition as the series forms her into who I we know she is!

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