Rage: Book Review

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35677535Title: Rage (Stormheart #2)
Author: Cora Carmack
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: August 27th, 2019

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Synopsis: “Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.

In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different—they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.

This feels like more than rage.

It feels like war” (Goodreads)

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My Review: (Possible Spoilers)

Before I wrote this review, I had to do some thinking. I did like this sequel overall but there were just a few things that I didn’t like when it came to a few of the characters or the plot.

When it came to Kiran and Cassius, I was on the fence about them in the first book. In this book there was definitely one I liked more than the other. Kiran just got on my nerves throughout and I wasn’t a fan of the relationship between him and Roar/Aurora. It was just meh. Cassius was always suave from the beginning of book one. Obviously his family, mostly his dad and brother, were big dilweeds and they still are. Aurora acted like this, “Why are you so obsessed with me?”. Well girl, it’s because you literally left and he was concerned. I don’t think Cassius is bad and I truly think he wants what is best for everyone. Personally, he deserves better.

The formatting of the past sequences were quite confusing at times. The prologue was interesting but vague. Sometimes at the beginning of chapters or during chapters, a past sequence would pop up. I would miss the part saying that is was from the past because it was on aligned on the right and as I’m reading I would sometimes miss it so I would have to go back to see what was going on. I don’t know if others had issues with this and maybe it’s just because of how I read. I did like that they were there because we get more background from other characters that aren’t really present.

The plot, compared to the first book, wasn’t as action packed as I thought it would be. The Stormlord is seen a couple times but I was hoping he would play a much bigger role. Even though for me it lacked because of those things, it was interesting. There were definitely plot twists that I wasn’t expecting so I was happy about that as well.

Overall, I did like it even with the issues I had. I may be in the minority here and that’s okay!

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