Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher Info / Release: TorTeen| August 27, 2019
Rating: 4.5/ 5 *’s
If you haven’t read Roar, this may contain spoilers.
Princess or adventurer.
Duty or freedom.
Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.
If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.
In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different…they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.
This feels like more than rage.
It feels like war.
Rage comes in essentially where Roar leaves off after a brief prologue (which introduces a new character) and we join up with Aurora and the hunters.
This sequel is bigger than the first book but believe me, it speeds right on by and you don’t even realize it’s 400+ pages! Even with my work schedule, I was able to finish this in a few days after receiving it.
The character development is even better in the sequel as it goes on as well as new characters that have been introduced. There’s also the magical addition of elemental powers that’s a lot of fun to read.
I believe the most important plot point of this book was watching Aurora figure out who she wants to be and how she’s going to get there. It was lovely to see how her two worlds interact with each other and Cora does a great job at intertwining them together.
The plot moves fast and there’s never really a spot that feels “slow” or dull. And when you get to the end there isn’t a huge cliffhanger by any means but still an epic moment for both the story and for us as fans of the series.
Throughout the story, I do sympathize for Cassius and I hope that will be addressed in the next book – that Aurora can see what we do from the beginning.