So far in July I’ve read one book, The storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson.
I read the ARC, the book publishes on July 9th, 2019
Here’s the info
“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.”
I gave this book 3.5 stars. I really enjoyed the characters and the idea of the story. But the pacing was a bit slow for me and I found myself forcing myself to keep reading. THAT said, I read it in two sittings so it definitely wasn’t bad. It was just a lot of world building and some of it was pretty freaking predictable. It also dealt a bit with depression. So the first part of the book the main character was pretty depressed and for me personally, I prefer a fast paced beginning and a depressed character not wanting to do anything, didn’t do it for me. SO that was the issues I had with it. I feel like the next book has the potential to be a 5 star read because it won’t be bogged down with all the story building and HOPEFULLY it will have some good twists and turns in it. I enjoyed Kalyn’s writing style and her characters so I feel like the next book has so much potential. I still think this was a good book and I’m glad I read it because it was different from I expected and yet felt familiar. I’m excited to see what happens with these characters and how they will develop. I just NEED some gnarly twists!!! I need some heart wrenching betrayals or something. The character development was here in this book but I feel the characters have a LONG way to go still so I want to see how the change over the course of the next book.
If you read it let me know what you think! I’m curious to see how you feel about it.
Thanks for reading- Bookish Mom