Roar by Cora Carmack – Review


Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Does anyone else ever put off a book for so long because you’re just so sure you’re going to fall deeply and wildly in love with it? Well, this is one of those books for me. And I really need to stop doing it, because the majority of the time it backfires on me and I’m massively disappointed.

  1. I have three main issues with Roar;
    When Aurora decided to be called Roar, I cringed, and did so every time after that
  2. ‘Roar’ did not, in fact, roar. She was more of a squeaker if I’m being honest; the other characters were equally as flat
  3. I was bored. The ending was good, and I liked learning more about the storms but in the middle of the book I just kept singing ‘Ready For It’ by Taylor Swift and couldn’t get into the story (I don’t know if that’s because the song is just REALLY catchy, or if it’s a reflection on the book; probably both)

Going back to the characters, I sometimes found the dialogue to be quite…childish? Cheesy? There were times (like when Locke kept calling Aurora “little girl” and whenever a bad guy spoke about his evil plans and the like) where I cringed.

I feel like Roar had massive potential; the idea that the storms acted like actual living things with feelings of their own was really interesting to me. The execution, however, was lacking. I was totally ready to read about Aurora learning magic; instead I read about her running to the point of throwing up.

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