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The Hurricane Wars

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Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Voyager for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

While this didn’t quite live up to expectations, it was still a fun read. Even though I truly couldn’t see Alaric as anything but Adam Driver. I’m not really into Star Wars, and yet I could feel how much it seeped through the pages. I wish it was a bit more… original, because for the most part I couldn’t separate this story from Star Wars.

I was excited for the enemies-to-lovers romance, but this one felt a bit flat to me. I can never fully buy into “well he/she intrigues me!” I also found it unrealistic that they didn’t kill each other purely because of reasons. They weren’t super fleshed out, which again, makes sense in a fanfiction context, since the readers already know them. Even by the end, I don’t think they should have feelings for each other. But regardless, I am still just a girl and was enjoying it.

Another aspect was the overall worldbuilding. I think it’s possible the author switched things around from Star Wars and understood them in that context, but I honestly still am confused on a multitude of terms - I fear that without a SW background, it’s hard to understand. The world is split neatly into Good and Evil, and I wish there was a bit more nuance. However, it was enjoyable when I stopped asking questions and kind of just went with it.

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Talasyn and Alaric stan here! I truly adored these characters. The fantasy genre is definitely over-saturated right now, but this story stands out as a gem. My only problem is that the series is not complete right now (cue tears). The political intrigue and strong characters kept me turning the pages. Also, a fun fact is that this was orginally a reylo fanfic!

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When I started the Hurricane Wars, I really thought I might dnf. It took about 10 or so chapters for me to really get into the story. However, once it got going, it was such a great time.

This book is full of political intrigue and has some really fun elements to it. If you want a true enemies to lover, this is the book for you! There is a long lost daughter/royalty trope, the characters are fun and hilarious, and the world-building is different from what I’m used to.

I struggled with the pacing in the beginning and it took a long time for me to get invested in the characters, but Alaric and Talasyn’s relationship dynamics throughout the book are amazing. Talasyn is confident, firey, and speaks her mind (sometimes to a fault), while Alaric is stoic and controlled….most of the time.

It’s definitely not a work of art, but I had a lot of fun with it and am looking forward to reading the sequel. I would give this a 3.5 overall rounded up to 4 for Goodreads

Thank you netgalley and Harper Voyager for a digital arc of this book!

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I read this when it was on Ao3 and it's still as amazing as I remember. Absolute 10/10. Thank you for the early copy!

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I received an e-galley of The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon from Frenzy Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this fantasy novel. Enemies to lovers. Two nations at war with magical powers and a conflicted situation in which the entire world is in danger if enemy nations do not work together. There was a lot at play here that kept me immersed in this world.

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AHHH I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS FANFIC TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED!!!! Thea is a super sweetheart and I'm so proud to see this succeed.

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I feel like this book was a little all over the place. It had a lot going on, and then some things fell off. After the first two chapters, the intensity fell off of all the side characters. I love a good Reylo fic turned trad pub booked. But I'm sort of iffy on this. I liked it well enough, but I'm also hoping the next one will hit harder.

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This was such a fun,, magical adventure story that I could not get enough of. Eniemes having to work togather to survive is a story that I love. I can not recamend this book enough to people.
Thank you Netgalley and Avon Harper Voyeger for trusting me with this egalley.

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This book was amazing I loved it so much and cant stop recommending I have already reread it and purchased the physical copy

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This book was a lot of fun to read! I really liked the characters and seeing their relationships grow over the course of the novel. I did have an issue with how the book ended. It just felt like a weird spot to end things. Usually some big thing happens at the end of a book, even if it's part of a series, but in this one it seemed like nothing really happened. There was a bit of a reveal, but it wasn't big enough to give that wow and shock factor. I do look forward to reading the next book and seeing where this story goes.

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DNF @ 20%
Not a fan of the writing style.

*** Thank you to NetGalley, Thea Guanzon, Avon, and Harper Voyager for graciously sending me the e-book to review. As always, all thoughts are my own.***

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I went into this one not really knowing much other than it was a pretty book with a great map on the inside but I really enjoyed it! This is an enemies to maybe more fantasy with a little romance on the side. We are following Talasyn who has light magic as she battles Price Alaric who wields shadow magic. They are on opposite sides of the war but are soon brought together and will have to work together if they both want to survive. I really enjoyed the writing, world building and character development of this story. I was pretty much hooked from the beginning and can't wait for the next book in the series! Thank you Harper Voyager for my gifted copy for review.

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I received an advanced copy of The Hurricane Wars from Netgalley and am leaving this review voluntarily.

The Hurricane Wars was one of my more anticipated reads this year, so when I tell you that I didn't enjoy or finish it, it is with a heavy heart. This book did not live up to the expectations I had for it, and I am genuinely disappointed. I got around a third of the way through before deciding that I needed to put it down.

My biggest problem with The Hurricane Wars is that I was frustrated. I didn't understand the decisions being made. I have no problem suspending my disbelief for a lot of things that happen in fantasy novels. I mean, they're fantasy novels, so not everything will make sense. But it does still need to be plausible. Essentially, I want to believe that this pretty much impossible thing might be possible because of how the author explains it if that makes any sense. But I didn't believe really anything that happened here.

Talasyn was not the character for me. This is probably my own bias here, but as someone who was in the military for five years, I have never and would never talk to my superiors the way that Talasyn spoke to hers. She wasn't saying horrible things, but it almost felt like she was trying to run the show. That, and the amount of snark she threw at them was crazy to me. I would've done push-ups for days with those comments. Now, maybe this is just their dynamic, but if that's the case, it would have been nice if that was stated. Why did Talasyn get special treatment? Why did no one talk about it? Talasyn has these fancy light powers, but no one knows until later, so why was no one saying anything about how she interacted with her superiors? I don't think I've ever read a novel where there are military members and the subordinates just do whatever they want because they feel like it. Now, if everyone knew that Talasyn was special, that's one thing. But nothing like that was ever stated, and when people finally find out, there's little to no reaction. She's literally the last of her kind (that we know of), and no one seems to care.

Also, who is in charge of this war? Why are they fighting? Why has it taken ten years? What are the other people with magic doing? Are they fighting? On whose side? I had way more questions, and none of them were being answered. We got a lot of information in the first couple of chapters, but after that, it completely dropped off in favor of throwing our main characters together and ignoring everything else about the plot. It seems this book is supposed to be more heavily romance than fantasy, but how can I believe the romance if I can't believe anything else?

There's so much that I want to talk about but can't because of spoilers. I don't want to ruin anything for anyone. The Hurricane Wars was not for me despite my best efforts to push through.

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This book was really slow to start. Once it picked up, I was much happier, but I really struggled through the beginning. Easy enemies to lovers YA romance. I have some readers in my library that will definitely gravitate towards this pick.

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During the conflict of the hurricane wars two rivals, Talasyn & Alaric become betrothed to save both of their people. Talasyn's light magic is the exact opposite of Alaric's shadow magic, but they might have way more in common than either of them thinks. I enjoyed seeing the story from both points of view especially because it gave you insight to why each of them thinks their stance throughout the hurricane wars was the right one. I am excited to continue on the with the series.

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When I saw this cover I immediately jumped at the opportunity to read and review this one. I've been in a fantasy loving mood lately and The Hurricane Wars hit the spot. It began a bit slow for me at the start, however once I got into the book and understood their world I ended up enjoying it!

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The Hurricane Wars a novel those who love enemies to lovers. I enjoy reading this book due to the world building and was easy to follow. I look forward to the next installment, especially since it left with cliffhanger. I would recommend the novel to young adults.

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I won’t lie when I say this book had me giggling and kicking my feet in the air the entire time. The Hurricane Wars was an amazing piece of art, and the elements of fantasy and romance was the definition of perfection.
Our story follows Talasyn, an orphan who's grown up dealing with these wars, and also a Lightweaver. She is able to wield light magic that can penetrate the shadows the Night King sends. It also follows Alaric the emperor’s son and a wielder of shadow magic.They end up fighting and they merge their powers together somehow. The two end up having to form an alliance although both are very wary about it to try to save the world since the discovery of their combined magic is the only thing that can defeat the looming threat.
I loved the magic in this book. Especially when they combined theirs, it was super cool. Now the real winner here though 100% was the tension and attraction between Talasyn and Alaric during the ENTIRE book. I loved it, I was fiending for it at points. I just love these two characters together so much.
I’m super excited for the next book, especially after the ending and I can’t wait. Thank you to Netgalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for the e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Honestly - I just couldn’t get into this. Part of me thinks I will appreciate this at another time and part of me thinks i won’t pick this back up again.

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Wow wow wow. The writing in this was phenomenal. I went in blind after falling in love with the cover so I didn’t know what to expect. It took me a second to get used to but I absolutely loved it. I hope there are many more books to come from Guanzon!

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