Doc Ú ¹ Jillian Boehme
StormriseInside her head The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existedAs 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 on Mulan meets Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce in this standalone debut fantasy I haven't seen too many people talking about Stormrise but it's a lot of fun and I think people should pick it up Rain disguises herself as a boy and joins the military in order to protect her family While there she is chosen to be a hero by a dragon and has a forbidden romance So very similar to Mulan but with its own world and magic system It slows down a bit in the middle but the pacing is mostly decent and the ending had me riveted Not groundbreaking but a solid debut and an enjoyable readHere is a much elouent review that wonderfully captures how the book tackles misogyny and toxic masculinity include sexual assault misogyny and war violence
Jillian Boehme ¹ Stormrise Doc
Nd a draft forces every household to send one man to fight Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wantsKnowing 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 This book is so much fun It starts off feeling familiar but it soon twists into its own uniue and gripping story complete with dragons martial arts and forbidden love What's not to love?
Download Stormrise Mobi ↠ 320 pages ✓ Johnscyclingdiary ò [Download] ➾ Stormrise By Jillian Boehme – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 perfecA 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 PierceIf 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 a ARC received in exchange for an honest review thank you DNF at 21% There were so many issues just within the first fifth of the book that I knew continuing would be a waste of time The plot revolves around a girl called Rain who lives in the province of Tenema When invaders breach the 'Stonewall' a protective wall conscription is levied on every able bodied man Rain uses a magic powder to disguise herself as a boy and takes the place of her twin brother Storm whose childlike mind makes him unsuitable for combat Note that the powder doesn't turn her into a boy mostly it just stops her periods I struggled with this book from the very beginning Here's why ❌ Extremely poor description This applies to both people and places; characters appeared and disappeared from the page with absolutely no reference to how they looked It got even worse with places Rain travelled to town through her back garden to an army encampment etc without any substantial reference to what made these locations different from each other There was also at one point an entire paragraph devoted to talking about the avila plant which the invaders apparently are desperate to have AND YOU KNOW WHAT? Somehow we never even learned what this plant looked like What colour is it? How many petals? How long are the stems? Considering this plant is the entire reason for the war I wanted to know about it❌ Rain was stupidly impulsive Her decision to dress up as a boy felt extraordinarily unrealistic given that she spent all of five seconds thinking about it before putting this plan into execution She didn't even consider what backstory she'd give or spend some time practising masculine behaviour or ANYTHING Just I don't want Storm to go and fight Hey Let me dress up as a boy Should be easy Considering the author tells us that impersonating a boy leads to EXECUTION WITHOUT TRIAL you'd think Rain would be a little less TSTL over it❌ More examples of stupidity she blows her cover story within the first ten seconds of meeting someone At one point she comes across a boy called Forest who has less personality than a potato Immediately she says that she's seventeen forgetting that she'd planned to pick a younger age to compensate for her girliness and also nearly says 'when I was a little gi ' almost ruining her not very carefully thought out plan Again considering her crime carries a death penalty I was stunned by Rain's lack of preparation She also has to take the period stopping powder nightly; she takes it in front of Forest who naturally asks what it's for Has Rain come up with some lie about it being stomach medicine or headache m edicine or any of the countless plausible reasons she could be eating medicinal powder? Nope She just stammers a non answer and changes the subject Way not to be suspicious Rain Why didn't you just wait for him to be asleep before taking it if you hadn't come up with an explanation?❌ Insta love No thanks Looking at Forest whom she knows is her sister's fiancé Rain almost instantly feels a 'fluttering in her spirit' What the hell? Not the time or place dude Basically this is just a BTEC version of Mulan complete with a wall Great Wall of China much? and vague references to a misty form of martial arts called the Neshu Considering I had the luck to read a genuinely awesome retelling of Mulan a few days ago The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas all the poor worldbuilding and plotting in this book were glaringly obvious I strongly recommend that you go and read that one instead Blog Bookstagram