We are taking a short break from Christmas and Bookmas posts to do a review today! Although it slightly messes up my Christmas spirit, I do not begrudge it at all, because this was an incredible book and I absolutely loved it.
A rumble of thunder woke me. I shifted under my quilts, turned towards my window, and searched the sky for clouds. Storms always made me smile; made me feel a little less lonely. Black clouds, lightning, and rain reminded me of better times, when thunder was a regular event in our household. -Karissa Laurel, Heir of Thunder.
Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel is the first book in the Stormbourne Chronicles series. As soon as I put it down I became impatient to pick the second book up; the first is entirely too short to sate my needs for this amazing story. It is not perfect or the best book in the world, this I cannot and will not say. However, it is original, inspired and very, very entertaining.
The world created was very transparently based off of ours and I really enjoyed the use of different languages, especially when German was used and I could understand it; it made me feel cheekily clever and smart. I genuinely love books that take the reader on a little journey, and this book definitely did that.
I also really loved the nomad group (the name of which escapes me) in these books. I may be wrong, but I think they are based off of the Romani people in our world, or something similar, and it is very interest and saddening to read about the kinds of reactions these people get. Also, the way these people move around the globe is ingenious, but I won’t spoil it for you any more than that!
In conclusion, this is a fabulous book and I would definitely recommend you read it if you like fast-paced Fantasy with journeys and elemental-type magic.
Thank you very much to the author and YA Bound Book Tours for providing me with a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
If you would like to enter a giveaway organised by YA Bound Book Tours for a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a paperback copy of the book, you can do so here. Unfortunately, this is US only.
Happy reading, Keira x.