‘The Hurricane Wars’ By Thea Guanzon Book Review

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The Hurricane Wars: A Fiery Tale of Battle, Romance, and Magic

Get ready for a whirlwind adventure as Thea Guanzon brings a new and exciting fantasy world to life in her debut novel, The Hurricane Wars.

In a world besieged by darkness and ruled by a ruthless emperor, Talasyn holds a dangerous secret – a power that could end the war or destroy everything she holds dear.

When she clashes with the emperor’s son, Prince Alaric, their powers merge into an unstoppable force that could be the key to saving their world from a greater threat.

With sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance and unforgettable characters, The Hurricane Wars is a must-read for any fantasy fan.

This fantasy novel takes place in a world consumed by war, where Talasyn, a young orphan with a secret gift, finds herself fighting alongside the soldiers she calls family. However, things change when she crosses paths with Prince Alaric, the cold and calculated heir to the Night Empire.

What follows is an enemies-to-lovers romance that is as intense as it is satisfying. I was completely invested in their journey, from the moment they first clashed on the battlefield to their final showdown against a greater threat. Guanzon does an incredible job of building tension and creating a world that feels both fantastical and grounded in reality.

One of the things I loved about this book was the balance between action and romance. While the war serves as the backdrop for their relationship, it’s not the sole focus. Instead, Guanzon allows the characters to develop organically, with their feelings evolving over time and based on genuine experiences. It made for a much more meaningful romance and made me all the more invested in the outcome.

Of course, I can’t review this book without mentioning Guanzon’s stunning prose. She has a gift for crafting vivid descriptions that make you feel as though you’re right there with the characters. Some other reviewers described it as a bit juvenile, but frankly, I liked the simplicity of it. The fight scenes were particularly well-written and had me on the edge of my seat.

I will say that the book is fairly long, clocking in at nearly 500 pages. However, I never found myself bored or wishing it would wrap up sooner. Guanzon keeps the pace steady, with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting.

All in all, “The Hurricane Wars” is a must-read for anyone who loves fantasy, romance, or just an all-around good story. Guanzon is a skilled writer with a bright future, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

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What others are saying about The Hurricane Wars:

“A masterpiece of worldbuilding. Thea Guanzon forges a rich, fantastical realm with poignant and immersive prose and a spectacularly unique magic system. All hail the World Mother of Lir.” – Xiran Jay Zhao, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Widow

“A beautifully written tale of freedom and oppression, of passion and apathy. Guanzon’s narrative is full of vibrant imagery . . . . There’s a lot at stake in this enemies-to-lovers romance, and tensions run high from the first page to the last. . . . Guanzon’s intricately imagined world and spirited writing style mark her as an exciting new voice in the realm of fantasy romance. The Hurricane Wars is an entertaining start to a sure-to-be epic series.” – BookPage

“Thrilling, fierce, and sexy! Thea Guanzon has created a world as unique as it is deadly, and she needs to be on every fantasy reader’s TBR!” – Danielle L. Jensen, USA Today bestselling author

About the Author – Thea Guanzon

Thea Guanzon is a multi-awarded and highly acclaimed author born and raised in the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, with a specialization in International Politics and Peace Studies.

Her unique flair for crafting speculative fiction with a romantic twist has earned her a place on the USA Today, Indie List, Sunday Times, and New York Times bestseller lists. “The Hurricane Wars,” her first full-length novel, published under the Voyager imprint of HarperCollins, has captivated readers with


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