E-ARC, 386 Pages
By: Kalyn Josephson
“People are their truest selves at their most desperate.”
🌟 Disclaimer: I received and E-ARC from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review!
🌟 I think this book was just another general YA book that did not blow my mind! I am sure some people will like it and some won’t and I will try to be objective as always.
🌟 When it comes to the writing style, it was not bad! I found it easy to read and kind of intriguing. I finished it in 2 days. I think I just had enough of the same stories that it is becoming Eggshausting!
🌟 The main problem was the characters, they fell flat for me, there was the bad guy becoming good trope which I don’t mind! I just think that I didn’t care about any of the characters, if they died, I wouldn’t even care. This is a real problem for me as it turns out characters may be the most important thing in a story for me.
🌟 The other thing that left me disappointed was that not much happens in this book, the synopsis mentions elemental crows, I started to imagine the possibilities which were dissipated as soon as I started reading. The crows apparently appear in the prologue and few mentions here and there! There was a lot of time for crows eggs and while I was excited for that, the eggcitement died when it took so much time for anything to happen. I think this is like all a preparation for book 2 but some of the potential was lost in this one!
🌟 The world building was Okay, the magical system was not well established because there were not many crows as I mentioned! But some of the past events and clarifications were good to be honest.
🌟 Summary: Storm Crows was a book that promised things more than it could deliver! It was like many of the new YA books in terms of the structure, it has good writing but flat characters. It wasn’t what it was cracked to be (Enough with the egg puns! I don’t know how you read my reviews guys ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). Will I continue book 2? I am not sure for now, if it was a trilogy, it would have been a no, but since it is a duology, I may give it a chance!