The Storm Crow Blog Tour Review and Favorite Quotes

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The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow #1)

by Kalyn Josephson
Publisher: SourcebooksFire
Release Date: July 9th 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult


In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.






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My Review

When I read the synopsis for The Storm Crow I was intrigued.   I really loved the writing! I thought the characters were well written.  I think the giant crows was a very unique idea. I enjoyed this book but I do wish there was a little more world building. I was very excited about the crows but they kinda got pushed aside. I’m hoping book 2 will have more about them. Overall, this was a quick, interesting read.

My Favorite Quotes

“Be careful. You’re dangerously close to sounding like this girl I used to know. Tongue as sharp as a crow’s talons, menace to authorities everywhere, about this tall.”

I’d pushed unwaveringly, and when I had met a wall. I’d shattered it.

They were like wolves looking for a weak spot, their postures rigid in preparation to strike and scramble up the ranks.

His eyes, normally bright as the sun on the ocean, looked dull. Like something was missing.



Kalyn Josephson is a Technical Writer in Silicon Valley, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. She grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, but now lives in the Bay Area with four awesome friends (because it’s the Bay and she’d like to be able to retire one day) and two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an even tinier owl). When not writing YA Fantasy, she loves baking, reading, playing sports, and watching too many movies.









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Looking Forward July 2019

Happy July! It’s that time of the month where I wonder why it is suddenly a new month. Seriously, where does the time go? Normally I would say I’m loving the summer weather but I’m not. We have had nothing but rain for the past couple of weeks. I do like rain but I also love some sunshine. What’s the weather been like where you live? Below are things that I’m excited about that are coming out this month. Of course, my lists are always huge and I don’t always watch or listen to everything. Looking Forward is a way to share what I’m excited about! Let’s get started!


Spider-Man Far From Home

The Lion King Live action


Sabrina Carpenter Singular Act 2 July 19th


Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)

The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1)

Teen Titans: Raven

The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow, #1)

Before I Disappear

The Best Lies



The Last Word

Heartwood Box

Past Perfect Life

In the Woods

The Undoing of Thistle Tate

How We Became Wicked

Grimoire Noir

So what are some things you are looking forward to?





Looking Forward June 2019

Hello, everyone! Happy June! Even though I’m not sure how it is already June. I say this every month but I’m always puzzled by time. Anyway, the weather here has been hot and humid. Though I am happy summer is finally here, I’m not overly fond of the humidity. I am, however, looking forward to watermelon and ice cream. Below are the things I’m looking forward to in June!


Wango Tango Live Stream is June the 1st at 8, freeform on June 7th at 8

Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins June 7th


The Inbetween on NBC

I’m curious about this. It’s about a woman who communicates with the dead and helps police solve crimes. It sounds like something I’ll love. I watch a lot of true crime, law and order svu, criminal minds, etc.

America’s Got Talent



The Rest of the Story


Virtually Yours


All Eyes on Us


Sorcery of Thorns


The Chosen (Contender #1)


Wild and Crooked


The Haunted


When We Were Lost


The Confusion of Laurel Graham


The Beholder (The Beholder, #1)


Screen Queens


Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon


Teeth in the Mist


Soul of the Sword


Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love


The Art of Breaking Things


Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1)


The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #1)


What are you looking forward to this month?

Books I want to read this summer

Hello, everyone! Hope your having a wonderful June! This month has been an challenging one for me. I had a port put in on the thirteenth. I’m still recovering from it but I’m feeling better everyday. Also a family member has been having health problems so it’s been a bit stressful. Anyway , moving back to books, I wanted to share some books I want to read this summer.

First up is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy. I’ve been meaning to read these books and I’ve even checked them out of the library but I didn’t read them. I always check out too many books and then can’t read them all before their due.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

Next up is Warcross. I’ve had this book on hold at my library  for forever.

Warcross (Warcross, #1)

This is one of the books I’ve been looking forward to and I can’t wait to finally get my hands on it when it comes out!

The Cheerleaders

This one sounds so intriguing so I’m excited!

Seafire (Seafire, #1)

Three words, little mermaid retelling. Enough said, right?

The Surface Breaks

I love fairy tales so excited to dive into this anthology.

Magic at Midnight: A YA Fairy Tale Anthology

What books are on your summer tbr? Until next time!