The Hurricane Wars Book Review

Book title: The Hurricane Wars

Author: Thea Guanzon

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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All Talasyn has ever known is the Hurricane Wars. Growing up an orphan in a nation under siege by the ruthless Night Emperor, Talasyn has found her family among the soldiers who fight for freedom. But she is hiding a deadly secret: light magic courses through her veins, a blazing power believed to have been wiped out years ago that can cut through the Night Empire’s shadows.

Prince Alaric, the emperor’s only son and heir, has been forged into a weapon by his father. Tasked with obliterating any threats to the Night Empire’s rule with the strength of his armies and mighty Shadow magic, Alaric has never been bested. That is until he sees Talasyn burning brightly on the battlefield with the magic that killed his grandfather, turned his father into a monster, and ignited the Hurricane Wars. In a clash of light and dark, their powers merge and create a force the likes of which has never been seen.

Talasyn and Alaric both know this war can only end with them. But a greater threat is coming, and the strange new magic they can create together could be the only way to overcome it. Thrust into an uneasy alliance, they will confront the secrets at the heart of the war and find, in each other, a searing passion–one that could save their world…or destroy it.

Book Review

Where do I even start with this book?? It was absolutely AMAZING and it was my first five-star read of 2024! I’m a complete sucker for enemies to lovers to enemies which this book has Talasyn and Alaric have amazing bickering, tension and they are constantly trying to kill each other (my babies). Talasyn and Alaric are on the other sides of a decades old war, and are the most powerful mages on the Continent. While Alaric controls the Shadow magic, Talasyn is the last Light mage alive. They both have their struggles and their own convictions, so they fight and bicker a lot!

The tropes in the Hurricane Wars:

  • enemies to lovers (to enemies)
  • arranged marriage/marriage of convenience
  • hidden royalty
  • one bed trope

The Hurricane Wars, other than amazing romance, also has a wonderful and complex worldbuilding and a gripping plot! I’m literally begging you to read it!

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