Welcome to my stop on the Storm of Chaos and Shadows tour! I couldn’t nearly fit all of this into an Instagram post, and I am happy to introduce a few of my favorite indie (and more popular) artists to my bookstagram friends!
First let’s take a really quick look at the book –
- Title: Storm of Chaos and Shadow
- Series: Storm of Chaos and Shadow #1
- Author: C.L. Briar
- Publisher & Release: self published 3/8/22
- Length: 431 pages
- Rate & Recommend: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ yes for adult fantasy fans!
Here is the synopsis via Amazon:
Only the strong survive among the fae. Only the cruel.
Elara’s instincts have kept her alive despite the growing viciousness of the fae realm. Since the enchanted storm decimated her family seven years ago and forced her to care for her younger siblings, Elara craves an escape from the ghosts of her past.
When the charming general of the last human stronghold offers her the chance to act as a spy, Elara discovers a trail of embers and ash, along with her own awakening darkness. As the mystery of their enemy unravels, her yearning for revenge ignites. Elara must control her inner shadows and uncover the foe destroying their world or watch as the remaining cinders of humanity are extinguished forever.
I want to share a few quick thoughts on the book but mostly focus on the playlist! This one starts out reading like ACOTAR but I actually liked it. Elara just never gave up. She and her sisters have a great relationship and I loved Will, the little brother. Alarik is completely insufferable but I ended up liking him and pretty much all of the characters. A fae war, ongoing attacks, romance, plenty of danger, prophecy, and a snarky horse are just a few of the things I enjoyed about the book. Definitely recommend for fans of **adult** fantasy!
** spice level: hello chapters 40 and 57, just skip those if you don’t have a glass of water and a fan handy 😂**
Alright, onto the music!
First up, a song for Elara as she decides to take control of her life
Birds and Daisies by Raccoon Raccoon
Take your own fate by the hand
It’s time to conquer your own land
The characters, while they always embraced the ones they lost during the Storm and the ongoing conflict, at one point made a decision to move forward. This is a song for Alarik
Don’t Look Back by AIHVHIA
Cries for help aren’t worth my time
I could have saved so many lives
If anyone is familiar with Rozier, I think this is one of his most haunting songs about accepting death and Alanna is just amazing. One of his songs is quintessential for any playlist regarding fae
In A Week by Rozier
“And they’d find us in a week
When the buzzards get loud
After the insects have made their claim
After the foxes have known our taste
After the raven has had it’s say
I’d home with you”
Next up: whether the characters are going to war with each other or the fae, it took them a while to learn who it’s worth fighting with
Go to War by Nothing More
This is the Alarik and Emma song, and for all of those with scars
Under Your Scars by Godsmack
Wrapping up, I wanted a song for Evander and I think he would appreciate this song by The Satellite Station when he finds himswlf thinking about Gem 💜
Need You Right Now by The Satellite Station
I was feeling lost at the edge of the world
Saw your lips were moving, but I didn’t hear a word
And everything froze in time, no, the clock was just broken
Couldn’t fall asleep so I just laid on the floor
That’s all I’ve got for you guys, I hope you enjoyed the playlist!
Thank you again as always to Feather and Dove for having me on their tours and trusting me with a fun type of post 💜