Author: Jillian Boehme
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Synopsis: A combat warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in Jillian Boehme’s epic YA Fantasy debut, Stormrise, inspired by Twelfth Night and perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce.
If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants.
Knowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. Then she hurries to the war camps, where she excels in her training—and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape inside her head. The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existed.
As war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite, secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King, she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory. For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries . . . and someone must awaken them to fight once more.
Okay, look at that cover.
LOOK AT IT.
It’s gorgeous. It’s got a dragon! The book has dragons! You all know how much I love a story with dragons!
Anyway, this book? Super good.
I knew I was going to love Stormrise the moment I saw that it was a book about dragons. I just always love books with dragons in them – they’re so much fun and they can always keep me entertained throughout the entire book, which is pretty darn important, right?
The world building in Stormrise was like that of a dream; so much attention was paid to the right elements to bring this story together and make me feel like I was actually in the book. From the detailed settings to the dragon descriptions, I have to say that I was completely blown away by how much effort was put into this the complex world within the pages of this book.
The characters were also interesting. Most of them had great personalities and didn’t fall flat, which is also important. They were well written and had interesting backstories that kept me entertained, as well.
The writing in Stormrise was gorgeous! It seemed to flow from one sentence to the next, and while it didn’t use flowery language to get the point across, it was just written so…perfectly.
If you like books that have dragons, I honestly have to say that this is one you won’t want to miss. From that beautiful cover to the words within the pages, Stormrise is an epic and fun book that I read through in no time!
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She’s still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.
Win (1) of (4) finished copies of STORMRISE by Jillian Boehme (US/CAN Only)
Starts: 10th September 2019
Finishes: 24th September 2019
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