#Preview | Roar by Cora Carmack @CoraCarmack
By: Cora Carmack
Release Date: June 13th, 2017
Publisher: Tor Teen
Summary 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 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.
Preview: Ok, I've been following Cora Carmack on social media for several years now. Found her through a twitter contest I was participating in with one of my own books. I was excited to finally read something of hers and it wasn't disappointing.
The preview took me through the first 70 pages or so, and it leaves you on a cliffhanger. There is romance and magic all packed into a short amount of time and the characters are wonderful. I've requested the rest of the book from the publisher, so we will see if they approve me or not. Hopefully they do.
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