As promised, my review for Roar by Cora Cormack – the book that I got from my June FairyLoot box. I was really looking forward to reading this book… and it was so most definitely worth it!
When I pulled the book out of the bag excitement made my eyes sparkle. At least, that’s how it felt like to me. I added Roar to my Goodreads “Want to read”-list one day before receiving my box, so it was a very pleasant surprise!
The cover looks spectacular. If you own the book yourself, or if you see it in a bookstore somewhere, just take it and feel it. Yes, feel it. It’s embossed in a beautiful way that gives the cover just that little extra and makes it even more special.
When I read the blurb the first time – and the second time – it sounded like an adventurous journey in which the protagonist, Aurora, needs to learn to carve her own path. To stop depending on others to decide what is right and what her life should look like. Since this is something that a lot of people have a problem with at one point or another during their lives, I was intrigued!
The first couple of chapters felt a little all over the place to me, in a way that there was a whole new world that I just didn’t get yet. So many different kinds of people and storms that I had to reread certain parts to be sure I was taking it all in correctly. This is personal, so don’t let this scare you into reading the book! Later on this wasn’t a problem anymore, at all. I was reading and reading and kept on reading!
This of course means that Cora Carmack succeeded in writing her story fluently and made it a pleasant and enjoyable read. Everything – from characters to surroundings and situations – is beautifully described and that does a lot of good things to a story.
The way Cora Carmack switches points of view is amazing. Each time it felt just right to have a different point of view. To be able to have that timing just right, as an author, is an amazing quality to have.
Before I realized I was already half way the book and mad about it too. It felt like I was going to finish the book too quickly. I wanted more of Aurora already!
“You are exactly where you are supposed to be. And I am here with you. If you have questions, ask them. If you have fears, shed them. If you have doubts, give them to me and I will crush them beneath my heel. If you need help, I will provide it. Even if you only need someone to yell at, I can be that too. And when the time comes that you need someone to trust, I will be that person. I promise.”
How right I was. I did finish the book way to soon. I wanted it to be longer, be more. Unfortunately, all books have an end. Even more unfortunately, this one ended way too soon for my liking.
I will be looking forward to a sequel of Roar and most definitely have it pre-ordered. I can’t wait to dive back into the world of the Stormlings.
If you love a world of magic, nature and adventure with a glossy cherry of romance on top, you should at Roar by Cora Carmack to your TBR!
A definite 4,5/5 for this wonderful book.
I received this book in June's FairyLoot box, which I purchased myself. This is my honest review for which I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.