Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.
Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.
Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . . .
Big thank you to Alloy Entertainment and Tracy Banghart for providing me a copy through Netgalley!
So I found out there’s these things called headings in WordPress editor (oh Prima…). I really wanted to try them out and try a new review format. Tell me what you think!
Why did I like it?
I did find it a bit slow at the start and it took me a while to get into the plot (hence the 4 rating) but I started reading more and more, quicker and quicker. This book is amazing. It’s got action, it’s got morals, it’s got strong female leads, it’s got romance… what else does it need? I’m gonna break it down for you:
Well written world and society
It might be set in a dystopian/ fantasy world but I feel like it still resonates with today’s society. It still has war and it still has sexism. The issues being placed in the world and society of the book shines a spotlight on them and really gave the story that extra emotion. I really enjoyed reading about the world itself as well with its solaguns and wingjets. Even just talking about it gives me shivers.
Amazing female leads
The females in this book aren’t scared to show that they’re just as good as the men, maybe even sometimes better. I think it’s a great message to have. I mean, we have a lot of strong female leads out there but most of them are accepted in their positions. Aris and Dysis are faced with sexism from the military force and still manage to be awesome and badass. We also get POV of a female political leader, Galena, who’s been through a lot in the past 2 books but stays strong. Seriously, all the females in this book are amazing.
So, why should you read it?
It’s got an amazing world and physically and emotionally strong female leads that won’t let you down. If you’re into any kind of dystopian stories you’ll love Storm Fall.