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inspired by Twelfth Night and it also has dragons was this book written for me This book is so much fun It starts off feeling familiar, but it soon twists into its own unique and gripping story complete with dragons, martial arts, and forbidden love What s not to love YA fantasy with a female warrior and dragons COUNT ME IN hits preorder Ooooh I saw this on Alexa loves books YouTube and it sounds awesome I was fortunate enough to score an advanced reading copy of this fantastic debut novel, and I could NOT STOP READING Such a powerful story written first person of a young girl finding her place in a man s world, true courage deep within her own heart, some humor, some romance, magic, dragonscouldn t be better Jillian drops you right into the action and ties your heart up with the characters barely a page in Fantasy novels can get a little heavy on the descriptive text, but there isn t a single unnecessary, dry word in Stormrise This is a book I m happy to have already preordered, and it will be a part of my life forever. The book lives up to the blurb and the Hype Totally understand how Tamora Pierce could have devoured it in one sitting Didn t have the tome to do that but i finished it in a couple of days The story fills you with wonder and you want to cheer for our heroine who didn t count for dragons but now has to deal with them The world is rich and yet simple enough to allow formystery Loved it I received a copy in a giveaway hosted by TorTeen This did not affect my opinion.3.5 5Admittedly, I didn t see the Twelfth Night nod, but I did see something that was like a Mulan retelling Which I was totally here for.Rain lives in a village with a twin brother, Storm, and an older sister, Willow When she and Storm were children, they got very sick and he was supposed to get the medication that accidentally went to her Storm is very sickly because of that In the past, this world had dragons but the dragons have disappeared now It s also very patriarchal.I thought this was a solid debut It s a standalone fantasy, which I love I didn t want to commit to a new fantasy series so I love that this is one off, although I d love to see something written in the future The characters were interesting and fun and the plot definitely moved at a good clip It also wasn t too romance focused There was a bit of a romance, but it was so minor that I was totally there for it However, I felt hit over the head with the world being so oppressive for women I got tired of hearing about it, even though it was very relevant to the story and Rain s character arc.Overall, definitely good I d read whatever Boehme writes next I received an e ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Review and blog tour can be found on Milky Way of Books A book with dragons Check.Mulan inspired Yup check.Also forbidden romance Triple check Stormrise caught me from the moment the cover was revealed It caught the ferocity of the dragons and the ferocity, combined with bravery, a girl takes as war looms closer and closer Rain and her twin brother Storm live in a village where, tales of old dragon magic make people fearsome and others, trying to exploit them There s old lore about the time of the dragons but there are none alive Training to become a Neshu fighter, despite not being allowed to be one due to her gender, Rain doesn t have time for marriage proposals.Knowing that her brother won t make it, she disguises herself as a boy by also taking a mix of dragon powder in order to sound like one And from there training begins friends and alliances The book wasa military YA fantasy than a dragon centered one I enjoyed seeing Rain become stronger and discovering her potential along with the lore of the old dragons I also loved the romance and how sweet it was with its moments and stumbles.A stand alone YA fantasy worth the read ARC received in exchange for an honest review thank youDNF at 21% There were so many issues just within the first fifth of the book that I knew continuing would be a waste of time The plot revolves around a girl called Rain, who lives in the province of Tenema When invaders breach the Stonewall , a protective wall, conscription is levied on every able bodied man Rain uses a magic powder to disguise herself as a boy and takes the place of her twin brother Storm, whose childlike mind makes him unsuitable for combat Note that the powder doesn t turn her into a boy mostly it just stops her periods I struggled with this book from the very beginning Here s why Extremely poor description This applies to both people and places characters appeared and disappeared from the page with absolutely no reference to how they looked It got even worse with places Rain travelled to town, through her back garden, to an army encampment, etc without any substantial reference to what made these locations different from each other There was also, at one point, an entire paragraph devoted to talking about the avila plant, which the invaders apparently are desperate to have AND YOU KNOW WHAT Somehow, we never even learned what this plant looked like What colour is it How many petals How long are the stems Considering this plant is the entire reason for the war, I wanted to knowabout it Rain was stupidly impulsive Her decision to dress up as a boy felt extraordinarily unrealistic, given that she spent all of five seconds thinking about it before putting this plan into execution She didn t even consider what backstory she d give, or spend some time practising masculine behaviour, or ANYTHING Just, I don t want Storm to go and fight Hey Let me dress up as a boy Should be easyConsidering the author tells us that impersonating a boy leads to EXECUTION WITHOUT TRIAL, you d think Rain would be a little less TSTL over it More examples of stupidity she blows her cover story within the first ten seconds of meeting someone At one point she comes across a boy called Forest, who has less personality than a potato Immediately, she says that she s seventeen forgetting that she d planned to pick a younger age, to compensate for her girliness and also nearly says when I was a little gi , almost ruining her not very carefully thought out plan Again, considering her crime carries a death penalty, I was stunned by Rain s lack of preparation She also has to take the period stopping powder nightly she takes it in front of Forest, who naturally asks what it s for Has Rain come up with some lie about it being stomach medicine, or headache m edicine, or any of the countless plausible reasons she could be eating medicinal powder Nope She just stammers a non answer and changes the subject Way not to be suspicious, Rain Why didn t you just wait for him to be asleep before taking it, if you hadn t come up with an explanation Insta love No thanks Looking at Forest whom she knows is her sister s fianc Rain almost instantly feels a fluttering in her spirit What the hell Not the time or place, dude Basically this is just a BTEC version of Mulan , complete with a wall Great Wall of China, much and vague references to a misty form of martial arts called the Neshu Considering I had the luck to read a genuinely awesome retelling of Mulan a few days ago The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas all the poor worldbuilding and plotting in this book were glaringly obvious I strongly recommend that you go and read that one instead Blog Bookstagram `FREE EBOOK ⇫ Stormrise ✙ A Combat Warrior Will Risk Everything To Awaken The Dragons And Save Her Kingdom In Jillian Boehme S Epic YA Fantasy Debut, Stormrise, Inspired By Twelfth Night And Perfect For Fans Of Tamora PierceIf Rain Weren T A Girl, She Would Be Respected As A Neshu Combat Master Instead, Her Gender Dooms Her To A Colorless Future When An Army Of Nomads Invades Her Kingdom, And A Draft Forces Every Household To Send One Man To Fight, Rain Takes Her Chance To Seize The Life She WantsKnowing She Ll Be Killed If She S Discovered, Rain Purchases Powder Made From Dragon Magic That Enables Her To Disguise Herself As A Boy Then She Hurries To The War Camps, Where She Excels In Her Training And Wrestles With The Voice That Has Taken Shape Inside Her Head The Voice Of A Dragon She Never Truly Believed ExistedAs War Looms And Rain Is Enlisted Into An Elite, Secret Unit Tasked With Rescuing The High King, She Begins To Realize This Dragon Tincture May Hold The Key To Her Kingdom S Victory For The Dragons That Once Guarded Her Land Have Slumbered For Centuries And Someone Must Awaken Them To Fight Once