Welcome to the LAST day of the STORMRISE Fantastic Flying Book Club Blog Tour! Thank you for stopping by and supporting this tour and author’s debut novel!
Stormrise by Jillian Boehme
Release Date: September 24th, 2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dragons
Pages: 320 (Hardcover)
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.
“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.”
A book with a “Mulan” added spice…
This book was so interesting and reminded me a lot of the Disney warrior-princess, “Mulan,” who also disguises as a boy to fight righteously in her father’s place. Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, so I knew that I would thoroughly enjoy STORMRISE. The writing within STORMRISE is very unique in that you have this dragon speaking to the main character as if it is a second conscious. This added a very interesting texture to it that made this aspect of the novel different, refreshing, and unique. In some ways, the dragon gave me the vibes of “Mushu” who is the tiny dragon that accompanies Mulan on her voyage of preparing for battle in disguise. However, instead of walking alongside Rain, the dragon that speaks to her resides in her mind. I enjoy novels that bring their own sort of originality to writing that excites and inspires the book community.
Boehme’s writing is so effortless and encapsulating that you cannot help but embark on this journey with Rain as she strives to prove herself within a male-led community. The bravery that Rain showcases is inspiring and unique to her character that is written by Boehme to perfection. I also loved the magical elements that took my mind to a completely different place where anything was possible.
I truly commend Boehme’s writing and look forward to seeing what other type of magic she creates.
Alanna Masterson as “Rain“
Tyler Blackburn as “Forest“
Taylor Lautner as “Sedge“
Jose Pablo Cantillo as “Jasper“
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Stormrise-Jillian-Boehme/9781250298881?ref=grid-view&qid=1562921403799&sr=1-1
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Starts: September 10th, 2019
Ends: September 24th, 2019
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.
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