Book Buzzin’: Roar by Cora Carmack

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Book Buzzin’: Roar by Cora CarmackRoar (Stormheart, #1) by Cora Carmack
Published by Tor Teen on June 13th 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 380
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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.

I’m so excited to present another edition of Book Buzzin’ here at What Sarah Read. Every so often, I feature an upcoming release I’ve read recently that I think you may want to know more about. I’ll share some of the positive buzz surrounding it and also link to retailers where you can purchase the book and any pre-order swag you can get your hands on. Today, I’m buzzin’ about Cora Carmack‘s upcoming Fantasy YA debut, “Roar”.

Happy Teaser Tuesday, friends! I thought today would be the perfect day to share an epic teaser from Roar to help kick off the ONE week countdown until the release date. I know many of us know and love Cora from her swoony (and steamy) New Adult series Rusk University, Losing It and The Muse. But one week from today, Cora joins the ranks of amazing authors of epic Young Adult fantasy books. Even MORE exciting is that Roar is the first book in the new Stormheart series, so after you fall in love with the first book you can rest easy knowing there is more to come!

Check out this special Teaser Tuesday excerpt of Roar!

While you’re here, make sure you watch this amazing book trailer for Roar! If you weren’t already super excited for this book, the trailer will put you completely over the edge.

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Sarah

Book Feels: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Book Feels: Truthwitch by Susan DennardTruthwitch by Susan Dennard
Series: , #1
Published by Tor Teen on January 5th 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Girls & Women
Pages: 416
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On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

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Truthwitch

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