Roar – Cora Carmack

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.

My review

Since I only received the Preview Excerpt from Netgalley, I can’t give a full review. But the first chapters of Cora Carmack’s ROAR are very promising. I’ve read the Losing It series of Cora and they were absolutely fabulous. With Roar, Cora turns the page and she changes from Romance to Young Adult. Well, she can keep it coming, because with ROAR we find ourselves in a stormy scenery. Aurora (or Roar) is the princess of the Pavan Kingdom. Where her brother and parents try to protect their people through magic, Roar has no magic at all. So her parents try to hide her and the fact that she has no storm magic.

They arrange for her to be married to Cassius, a dark and sinister prince from another kingdom. And while Roar doesn’t know what to think of him, she can’t deny the certain appeal Cassius has.

And just when things get interesting… the except was over!!

I really am looking forward to reading the total story. So for now: four out of five stars from me. And a thank you to Netgalley for providing the ARC.

Publisher: Mac-Millen-Tor / Forge

Published: June 2017

ISBN: 9780765386335

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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