The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
I was provided an early copy of The Storm Crow by Sourcebooks Fire and Midas PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of The Storm Crow Blog Tour. This in no way shapes my opinion.
But it’s fine because I gave The Storm Crow five stars!
While definitely a slow paced novel, this book is the low rumbling of distant thunder. The calm before the storm. Geddit? Storm? The Storm Crow? Ah, never mind.
There are a lot of things I love about this book. And while it might not be action packed or full of fight scenes, it doesn’t make you want to put the down anymore because of it. World-building, character-developing, and pushing boundaries that we still need to be pushed in fantasy, this book is a strong start in what will be a fantastic series.
Of course, the inclusion of LGBT characters (as both bad and good guys) is always a plus for me, how integrated and normal it was for this society to not even see a difference between who you fell in love with was wonderful. Like I always say, if fantasy books can include dragons, then LGBT people making the story ‘unrealistic’ is a terrible excuse for not including them.
Mental health also plays a huge part in the story, which makes sense. Our main character, Thia, experiences so much trauma. You’d think most YA heroines have some sort of PTSD, so it was great to see that representation in Thia.
The Storm Crow comes out on the 9th July!
This post is part of The Storm Crow Blog Tour! Each day you can read a Q&A, book extract, or book review from the blogs listed below. Be sure to check them out over the next few days!