Book Review: Storm Born by Amy Braun

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Title : Storm Born

Author: Amy Braun

Genre: Yong adult, urban fantasy, sci-fi

Blurb:

A single night can change your life… for the worst.

 It’s been a century since the last Centennial Storm, the calamitous phenomenon that covered the world in disasters– tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, and dust storms– caused not by nature, but by alien creatures from another realm. The Stormkind.

 Ava Reid tries not to think about that night, when she was caught in a hurricane and brought face to face with one of the Stormkind, the man with a dagger, and the agony she felt when he stabbed her with a crystal blade. Yet as she and the rest of Florida’s citizens begin to rebuild their lives, Ava can’t help but notice strange things happening around her. Things she seems to be causing. The gusts of wind and sudden floods attract the attentions of a mysterious stranger who leaves her clues, and the deadlier men following her.

 It isn’t long before Ava is swept up into a wild conspiracy, led by a secret society that knows the truth about the Stormkind– and what their enemies have planned for the world she loves. If she wishes to protect her friends and her family, Ava must harness her strange new abilities and become part of the Stormkind society. Because if she loses control, there will be no force strong enough to stop her…

Review

ARC copied provided in exchange for an honest review.

After having hosted Amy here a couple of times for her blog tours I was happy to do a review of her when she asked me to. Storm Born is a stand alone novel and the first book I have read by this author.

After reading the blurb I was intrigued to read this book as it sounded very interesting and something different from the usual paranormal stuff I’ve read recently. I haven’t read any books lately that have an elemental element and Amy writes in it a very believable way that will appeal to readers.

The story revolves around Ava, a 20-year-old waitress who is one of the many survivors of a centennial storm which might not be a natural occurrence. After Ava is stabbed and realises she has strange new elemental powers her life is changed forever.

The book is very fast-paced and full of action. I liked the relationship between Ava and Hadrian although romance isn’t the main part of the plot. I really liked Ava’s strong personality. Although it was a young adult book I think it would appeal to an adult audience as well.

The only thing I didn’t like was there were a lot of mistakes and some missing words in the books – I’m a professional editor and find things like this a bit annoying but still a thoroughly enjoyable read.

4 stars

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