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Friday, July 7, 2017

Mini Reviews for ~ Roar by Cora Carmack and The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

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. @goodreads

This book was in my first Fairyloot box for June.

I thought the book was pretty good. I don't know if it was my mood once again but I didn't love it as much as everyone else. But, I will re-read it before the next book.

Oh, but all the stars goes to the book cover! And if you take off the dust jacket Roar is looking out across the city and it is so freaking awesome!

In the book she goes by: Aurora, Rora, and Roar. You just have to read the book.

Sometimes she was Aurora. Confident. Clever. Cultured.
Sometimes she was Rora. Afraid. Alone. Ashamed.
And more and more, she was Roar-bold, brash, and increasingly baffled by the situation in which she found herself. And sometimes she was none of them, lost and adrift somewhere in between, like the wildlands between Stormling cities.

Roar is supposed to have powers but she doesn't and she can't let her betrothed, Cassius know about it. She can't let anyone know about it.

But Roar has found a way to maybe learn some things. She meets up with Locke and his friends. I loved them all! Locke starts training Roar and we shall see where this will go. I'm not really sure what's going to be going on with that ending. Roar is playing a fine line.

This is the way the world ends...for the last time.

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. @goodreads

I mean wow! This book is totally out there. There were a few things I didnt like but overall it was pretty amaze balls!

This world Jemisin created is like nothing I have read before. I love there are groups of people with powers. The book is dark with sparks of hope here and there. And I still can't get over what happened to Essun's son. That has stuck with me through the whole book.

At first I was afraid I wasn't going to understand anything in the book but to my surprise my little brain cells pretty much understood the whole thing.

This is the first book I have read by Jemisin and I'm very happy that I enjoyed the book! She can weave a tale, that is for sure.

It seems like everyone and their cousin has read this book so I'm not going to write an in depth review, you can go read all of the wonderful ones out there.

In closing, if you have been putting off reading this book, don't put it off any longer! She was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for a reason =] 

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