Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! How are you all today? I hope good.
Today is my stop in the “The Storm Crow” blog tour and I have a review for you guys.
Without further ado, let’s start with the post!
In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.Add the book to your Goodreads to-read shelf
Title – The Storm Crow
Author – Kalyn Josephson
Publisher – Sourcebooks Fire
Series – The Storm Crow #1
Release date – July 9th 2019
Genre – Fantasy/Young Adult
Trigger Warning – animal deaths, loss of loved one, murder, death, violence, self-harm, domestic abuse
Version – ebook*
Language – English
Pages – 352
What I liked
I fell in love with this book after the first page. The world building was extremely well made. I loved everything. And the crows were magical!
The storyline and the plot were unique. Sometimes I had the strange feeling to reread State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury because some elements were the same. But in the end both stories were completely different. Both are set in a unique setting and a whole different world.
I also liked that the romance was completely different than in other books. It wasn’t what one would expect and that was totally refreshing. I hate it if you know already from the beginning with whom the main character might end up with. It’s annoying as hell, and I’m glad that Josephson did something different in The Storm Crow.
Something important in this book was the friendship between Anthia and her guard (+best friend) Kiva. It was absolutely fantastic and well written. The friendship felt real, not forced and both are simply hilarious together.
Kalyn Josephson’s writing style was fantastic. I felt like a character in the book while reading it. I was immediately amazed by the story and I honestly can’t wait to read the sequel to The Storm Crow!
What I didn’t like
Nothing! The book was perfection!
Anthia & Kiva
Overall, I’d recommend this book to those that loved books like State of Sorrow and The Cruel Prince. If you loved these you will love The Storm Crow as well. It’s also an easy book for fantasy beginners. You won’t be disappointed by The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson.
Kalyn Josephson is a Technical Writer in Silicon Valley, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. She grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, but now lives in the Bay Area with four awesome friends (because it’s the Bay and she’d like to be able to retire one day) and two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an even tinier owl). When not writing YA Fantasy, she loves baking, reading, playing sports, and watching too many movies.
Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers post on this tour. The Schedule is here.
Prize: Win a finished hard copy of THE STORM CROW by Kalyn Josephson (INT) or a signed finished copy of THE CROW STORM by Kalyn Josephson (US Only)
** International as long as bookdepository ships to the country
Starts: July 9th2019
Ends: July 23rd2019
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And that’s everything for this post. Are you planning on reading The Storm Crow in the future? Please let me know in the comments below!
*A review copy of this book was kindly sent to me by Netgalley, Sourcefire books in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to FFBC for including me in this tour. All thoughts are my own!