The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon Book Review

The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon Book Review

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Are you a fan of fantasy and romance? Check out The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon. It’s full of tension, politics, and an interesting fantasy world.


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The Hurricane Wars

Author: Thea Guanzon

Narrator: Jeanne Syquia

Pub. Date: Oct. 3, 2023

Series: The Hurricane Wars book 1

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Pages: 480

Rating: 5 stars

Spice: 2.5 hearts

Content Warnings: death, war, blood, imprisonment, swearing, & explicit sexual content


The heart is a battlefield.

All Talasyn has ever known is the Hurricane Wars. Growing up an orphan in a nation under siege by the ruthless Night Emperor, she 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 tasked with obliterating any threats to the Night Empire’s rule with the strength of his armies and mighty shadow magic. He discovers the greatest threat yet in Talasyn: a girl burning brightly on the battlefield with the magic that killed his grandfather, turned his father into a monster, and ignited the Hurricane Wars. He tries to kill her, but in a clash of light and dark, their powers merge and create a force the likes of which has never been seen.

This war can only end with them. But an even greater danger is coming, and the strange magic they can create together could be the only way to overcome it. Talasyn and Alaric must decide… are they fated to join hands, or destroy each other?


Spoiler-Free Book Review

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Audio for this ALC. All opinions are my own.

The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon should be on your radar if you love romantasy. What an amazing debut by this author!


What I Liked

  • This book has such an interesting fantasy world, and I’m excited to learn even more in future books. The characters’ powers were cool, and I’m intrigued by the politics so far.
  • The tension between the main characters!!! I am so excited to see how this continues in future books because the slow build in this book was amazing.
  • I loved how well the author was able to get my emotions all over the place. One moment I was devastated, and the next I was laughing out loud


What I Didn’t Like

  • nothing!

Final Thoughts

I highly recommend this book!

Also, the narrator for the audiobook is great as well. If you listen to the audio, I would recommend having a print or digital copy to reference if you want to know how to spell the different names because I have no idea based off the audio (which just shows how well the narrator was able to pronounce names).


Where to Purchase

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