Caitsbooks Reviews: Roar Cora Carmack (3.5 Stars)

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack – Fun, but Nothing Special

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 3/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Roar is a fun fantasy, with plenty of romance and a unique world. However, if you’re only a mild fantasy fan with a big TBR, I would understand skipping this one in favor of others.

“Perhaps death is all that waits for me across the great waters, but better to know death than to choose fear of the unknown.” 

[ Related: July Favorites, The Reading Rush Wrap-Up, and My August TBR ]

// Content Warning: Violence, Sexual Assault (Attempt), Anxiety, Murder, Illness, Imprisonment //

“If there’s one thing I know it’s that freedom shouldn’t feel like a noose around your neck.”

Release Date: 6/13/2017
Publisher: Tor Teen
Page Count: 380
Premise:
Roar follows Princess Aurora, who comes from a long line of powerful Stormlings, but holds no Stormling power herself. Desperate to protect her kingdom and her secret, Aurora agrees to her mother’s plan of marrying her off to a Stormling prince from another kingdom, but the more she learns about him, the more her future terrifies her. Disguising herself, Aurora flees the palace and joins group of storm hunters who promise her a way to gain storm magic for herself.

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Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell:
Ruined is a fun, quick fantasy romance with plenty of action, violence, and political intrigue, that only gets better as the series goes on.

“Kind, reasonable, thoughtful. It wasn’t ‘love’ or an admission of wild, passionate feelings, but he realized he liked her three words more. ‘Love’ would have been easy, another easy lie in a long line of lies. ‘Love’ would be easy to dismiss.”

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Most Anticipated May 2018 Releases

Most Anticipated May Releases

May is a crazy month. There are so many insane book releases that I’m dying for! So, naturally, I want to talk about them all. Since there are so many, I won’t talk about them too much, but I will include links to their Goodreads pages if you want to learn more!

So here are 16 highly anticipated YA releases of May 2018!

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May 2018 TBR

So… I may not have done too well on my April TBR, but this month I’ll make up for it! (check out my April Wrap Up!) May is a crazy month for releases, but hopefully my horrible reading slump is ending and I’ll actually be able to get to them.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Allied by Amy Tintera
Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

What are you most excited to read this month?

Also, check out my most anticipated May releases!