Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! How are you all today? I hope good.
Today is my stop in the Stormrise blog tour and I have a review and some favourite quotes for you.
And now without further ado, let’s start with this post!
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.Add the book to your Goodreads to-read shelf
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.
Title – Stormrise
Author – Jillian Boehme
Publisher – Tor Teen
Release date – September 24th, 2019
Series? – /
Genre – Dragons/Fantasy/Young Adult
Trigger Warning – death, murder, abuse, violence, treason, person threatened to be raped
Version – ebook*
Pages – 320
Language – English
What I liked
So, apparently this book should give you the Mulan vibe. Which I can’t say because I’ve never watched Mulan in my life. (but I know all of the music by heart!) Yes, I know, how is that even possible?! You can judge me but I will watch it. Promise!
As I was saying, Stormrise should give you the Mulan vibe. Which is a f*ing great thing. We need more “retellings”, especially these!
But now let’s move on to the content of the book. First of all there are dragons! I freaking love dragons. They are such magical and majestical beasts. I just love them so much. And every time I read about dragons you can be sure that I will enjoy the story 100% more. I have the opinion that in every fantasy book there should at least be one dragon. Nice, evil, badass doesn’t even matter. I want my dragons. I should probably rename my account? Phannie the ginger dragon. What about that? Sounds great!
The second thing, or let’s say person because Rain is certainly no thing is (like I mentioned a few words back) Rain. Rain was such a great character, with some flaws (like every normal human being). But she was so much more. She did everything she could to protect her loved ones even if she put her own life in danger. Rain is a character that you feel yourself attached to since page 1. I promise!
The world building was fantastic! I loved the details that the author put into the story and I especially loved her writing style. You immediately saw that Jillian Boehme put a great effort into this book. And I have to say it was worth it!
And then the last thing that I really liked was the end. It was just perfect. But we’re not going into much detail as it would be too spoilery otherwise.
What I didn’t like
Now let’s move on to the thing that I always hate to do in book review. The part where I write about the things I didn’t like. I always hate doing this but I have to. The problem of a book reviewer!
I found that the middle of the book dragged a bit. I found some passages annoying or even too much.
And the love interest was also way too obvious and for me unnecessary. Stormrise didn’t really need a love interest!
Overall, if you’re a Mulan Fan, then I’m pretty sure, that you will love this book. Try it because it’s a really good story!
I enjoyed reading this book so much that I completely forgot to highlight my favourite quotes. Therefore I only have 2 for you!
“Release me and receive my mark so you can wake the dragons.”
“The greatest dragon magic is only released through sacrifice.”
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.
You can find all the info for the preorder campaign here: www.jillianboehme.com/preorder
There is also a direct link to order your SIGNED/PERSONALIZED COPIES here: https://www.parnassusbooks.net/stormrise
Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers post. They all have amazing content! Thank you! You can find the schedule here.
Prize: Win (1) of (4) finished copies of STORMRISE by Jillian Boehme (US/CAN Only)
Starts: 10thSeptember 2019
Finishes: 24thSeptember 2019
Prize: Win a finished copy of STORMRISE by Jillian Boehme (US/CAN Only)
And that was everything for this post. Please let me know in the comments below if you’re going to read Stormrise in the future.
*A review copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review by the publisher and Netgalley. Thank your to the FFBC Team for including me in this blog tour.