Roar (Stormheart, #1) by Cora Carmack

Roar (Stormheart, #1)

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...

Details Roar (Stormheart, #1)

TitleRoar (Stormheart, #1)
Release DateJun 13th, 2017
PublisherTor Teen
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic

Reviews Roar (Stormheart, #1)

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    If it helps you decide whether or not to read this book, just know I read an e-galley of this back in February and I adored it SO much that I bought a finished hard copy for my collection of re-reads. It was THAT good! ❤💛💚💙💜🖤💗Full Review: I guess I've put writing this review off long enough. I keep feeling like, if I don't write this, I don't have to let go of this story yet. When I first read the above description of said boo...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Roar? More like...I DNFed at 20% because my patience only lasts so long and that is it. By this point in the book, there has been 3 hot guys (2 of whom are brothers!), a useless princess who is sooooooooooo beautiful, and the majority of what I've read has been the accounts of an betrothal ceremony for an arranged marriage with lots of steamy glances and flirting and blushing than actual plot. The paint had begun to wear away on her lips, reveali...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    4.5 stars because this really was fun. There were A LOT of really cool elements and honestly the sequel is set up to be even better than the first, so I'm dreading an entire year of waiting. On the same note, a few cheesy lines and tropes, which is to be expected. All in all though, it was definitely fun and I REALLY enjoyed it!I'll start with Aurora, or 'Roar'. I actually really liked her. She starts off as a weak heroine, and to be honest, she ...
  • Aentee
    I’ll get the lone positive out of the way first. The world building in Roar was compelling, set in a world haunted by tempestuous storms where gifted humans employ magic to control them. Since the internet has no shortage of glowing reviews about the magic system in Roar, I’ll leave it at that. I have a lot more to say about the toxic romance in Roar as, it is an example of how dangerous it is for harmful tropes to reign unchecked and unchall...
  • شيماء ✨
    *record scratch**freeze*yup. that’s me. the bundle of straw tied into a vaguely human shape staring blankly at the computer trying to sift through her weird mix of feelings about this book and figure out how to properly phrase it all. you know, just another awkward 3 stars review. yeet.look, I am so conflicted. I feel like all of my emotions are people in their 20’s mistaken for actual adults, and there’s an 80s montage of everyone just kin...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    2.5*This wasn't awful, the fantastical element was very unique, I mean c'mon storm magic. How cool! However you can definitely tell that this author usually writes heavy romances, which is fine, but I did not at all care for the language used in the relationships. It was very possessive and honestly my eyes were rolling 80% of the time. I think I would have enjoyed this more had the romance not been such a big part of the story, or had the romanc...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Update: $2.99 US kindle 10-22-17This 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. ...
  • Frankie Lovely
    5 STARS SOOOO HARD OMG!!!BR with:That guyMy Beloved Wife-pooFind this review and others at A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely blog>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>**AN ASIDE**This portion is about the romance in this book, and while I kept it spoiler free, if you are sensitive to any sort of mild spoiler information, emotional progression etc. you may want to avoid readingApparently there is a review going around that voices the opinion that the 5 STARS SO...
  • Katerina
    I really should stop buying books for their cover.Although, to be fair, the premise sounded like my cup of tea, and it should have been. It was, mostly. But I feel like I'm slowly (and steadily) turning into a grumpy, bitter old lady who complains about anything and everything and cannot be satisfied, unless her 72 cats do something adorable.Don't get me wrong, Roar was not a bad book. The concept of magical lands ruled by storms was brilliant, a...
  • maram ☂︎
    Since I haven't written a review yet :) if you haven't already read my br partner's review then you missed out on some awesome references + the gist of this novel, as explained by em ofc :) link here, enjoy!^^^ just consider the good bits (she wrote) out of that review and ignore the rest, thank you :)---4.5 stars?? I'm still confused as hell ---HAHAHAHA WHAT WAS THAT EPILOGUE??? I NEED SOME EXPLANATION AND IDK WHY I'M LAUGHINGRating and review t...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    4.5 stars. Ok, the more I think about this book the more I do love it. I initially lost some enthusiasm when the story got so into Roar's training and a romance I wasn't quite into, but this entire world and story are so awesome that I don't even care now. I am 100% here for the sequel. Roar/Rora/Aurora is a bookish princess who's been sheltered by her mother so nobody can find out she's powerless. She's supposed to be a Stormling (someone who ca...
  • Lola
    The main character may look like Daenerys Targaryen, but Aurora Pavan is nothing like the Khaleesi we know.
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:This book has THE COOLEST CONCEPT IN THE HISTORY OF ALL CONCEPTS IN THE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN WORLD. Like, holy crap Cora Carmack, how in the world did you just come up with this world? It is totally unique and beauty and I need more than one story in this world and I also need the next book to just appear in my hands. So let me just gush more about the world here. THESE PEOPLE FIGHT STORMS. Like they literally will go out and fight...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    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. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would in a heartbeat! This was an amazing, phenomenal and int...
  • Beth
    This is probably one of my favourite books of 2017, I honestly enjoyed it that much!ALL OF THE STARS! Every single one!Just going to throw this out there Locke is 10000000000% a new favourite Character!”And the skies know my girl is a fighter. Our world is brutal, but you are brave enough to face it. I know you are.” This month I’ve decided only to read books from Book Subscriptions. Roar was in my first ever Fairyloot so I thought what bet...
  • Warda
    I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!! LOCKE, BABY! 🤤🤤🤤*DIES OF FEELS*The best types of books are those that take you by surprise and this book definitely did. WHERE'S THE FAN ART AT?! I am SO excited for what Cora Carmack has in store for this story. So much groundwork has been laid and I can't WAIT for it to be build upon. There's a lot of room for epicness to take place and that makes me so fuckin' giddy! I hope she delivers!I'm sucker for the weak-pr...
  • may ❀
    im 110% done with this book and myself. i dont even know what to say here bc well....i dont recall much of the contents of the book :) that's always great. basically im like highkey done with everyone and theyre missing personalities. what a shame since the world and magic were fabulous. bye cassius, see you never mr. possessive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ buddy read with beyoncei've read so many mixed reviews on this book so :') i'm ready for eve...
  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    ➦This is Cora Carmack's first YA fantasy novel and all I have to say is - job well done!!! I really loved it to bits! The premise is original and I was fascinated by it from the beginning.➦Imagine the world where humans battle against the storms for survival. The Stormlings are people who have abilities to fight the storms with magic and are able to protect full cities. "The believe that storms come from the souls of the dead who lived exem...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    *I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*3.5 (the extra half a point is for the unputdownable-ness level)“A soul is a curious thing.”•My experience with Roar was all about ups and downs. Literally: before I started and throughout the first part of the novel, my excitement nearly threatened to overwhelm me, I was enjoying the story so much. Then insta-love certain things happened, and I started...
  • Heather
    Oh my did I love this book! It had such a unique plot with storms and storm hunters and I just loved every bit of it! Also loved the main character and the love interest as well!I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!!
  • Jiana
    Buddy read with CAIT!Roar was one of my 2017 anticipated releases. I admit the cover was what made me want to add this book. I mean, let's be real, how gorgeous is that cover?? Ignore the fact that it took me 21 days to read it; I was slumping on and off. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book! I know Cora Carmack as a contemporary romance writer. I've previously read only one of her books years ago and I remember enjoying it, so I was quite excited ...
  • Caitlin
    Buddy reading with Jia I haven't finished a book in a day for a while. That definitely shows that I really enjoyed this unique yet cliche story! Overall all I can say is that I liked it and I enjoyed it. Going into this book, all I knew was that the cover was gorgeous (it's going to look so beautiful on my shelves like it's seriously breathtaking) and that there was a lot of hype around it. I hadn't even read the blurb when I picked it up. To beg...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Roar by Cora CarmackBook One of the Stormheart seriesPublisher: Tor TeenPublication Date: June 13, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):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 fa...
  • Tweebs♥️ (semi-hiatus)
    the only thing this book managed to do is get that katy perry song, "Roar", stuck in my head. ********************************************* pre- review Buddy reading with my #1 fan 💙 It's about time.This book better be goddamn beautiful and make me question why I started this so late.
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    She was a bundle of contradictions, but one thing he understood all too well was her independence.Roar is one of the most unique and romantic YA fantasy books I've ever read. Before this, I hadn't read anything by Cora Carmack. Hence, I really didn't know what to expect. Still, looking at the covers of her already published works, I had a hunch that I was in for a lot of cheesiness. :3Essentially, Roar is a fusion of Veronica Rossi's Under the Ne...
  • Sh3lly (
    Review also found at: Dust Off Your MacHalo blog.Aurora/Rora/Roar (she has got a lot of names in this) is a princess with no power. She comes from a line of Stormlings, the elite who protect their kingdoms from violent storms of all types that ravage the world. Twisters, hurricanes, thunderstorms, fires, any storm you can think of... they seem to be alive and even sentient. They have "hearts" that only Stormlings can take and extinguish, giving t...
  • Nastassja
    Actual rating: 2.5 starsI didn't have high expectations about this book, just wanted something light and entertaining to read, and for the most part the book delivered. It has a very intriguing concept I haven't met in other YA fantasy yet: controlling storms and capturing the magic in their hearts aka the eye of the storm. The amazing tempest catching quest was vivid, breath-taking, with enough detail to satisfy even the most demanding readers. ...
  • Sarah
    Caelira is a land besieged by powerful storms and people's only hope of survival is to band together in towns protected by Stormlings, powerful magic wielders who are able to keep those storms at bay. As the princess of Pavan and heir to the throne it is Aurora's job to keep her hometown safe but even though she's from one of the most powerful Stormling families she has never been able to use magic against even the weakest storm. The queen has ma...
  • Khadidja
    The most two akward things in life are : 1- Waving back at someone who seems to be waving at you, and then realise that they didn't even knowledge your existence. 2- 3 stars rating. I don’t really know why I'm only giving Roar 3 stars but i feel like if i gave it more than that i won't do justice to the other books i really liked. Readers' life is so fishing hard So i went reading this book with ultimate big expectations, i mean have you se...