Book Review: Roar

Roar Book Review


Title – Roar (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Cora Carmack (Website, Goodreads)

Published – June 13th 2017

Genre – Young Adult Fantasy

Summary – In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

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First of all, that cover is gorgeous.

Second of all, I’m not the reviewer to turn to when talking about sci-fi books. I enjoy my fair share of fantasy books, but my cup of tea is contemporaries.

That being said, I liked the characters. I liked the story premise. But some of the story-building was missing for me.

So they are fighting storms right? That’s cool. But I just don’t get exactly how that happens.

All I can picture is Eleven from Stranger Things. She stands there with her arm outreached, blood dripping out of her left nostril, and somehow the thing responds.

Roar reminded me of a Renee Ahdieh book. I also did see Roar compared to ACORAT. So if you liked either one of these series, I think you’d enjoy Roar.

Some reviewers weren’t fond of Aurora, aka Roar. But what do you expect? She was raised sheltered and oppressed by her mother. I didn’t feel as if she was ‘weak.’ She finds her voice and footing as the story progresses. And I’m excited to see how she continues in the next book (or books?)

And I know reviewers are going to have strong feeling towards the prince and towards Locke. I’ll let you decide between the two on your own 🙂

The end does leave it quite open and many questions are unanswered. Although I wasn’t head-over-heals for this one, I did find myself on goodreads to find out when the sequel releases.

Last Words:

Reviewing sci-fi is not my strong suit. So even though there were story-building aspects missing for me, I do believe this will be a top-hit for 2017.

Where To Buy – Amazon • AudioBarnes & Noble • Target • iTunes

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