Genre: Teen & YA, Romance
Recommendation: Yes! This book was a great addition to the series, I can’t wait for book three. This will appeal to anyone who is a fan of Lauren Kate or Jennifer Armentrout.
Type: Series, this is book two. The next listed in the series is Soul Symmetry coming out some time this year.
Summary: +consistent writing +lots of action +intriguing dynamic between Zane and Piper +decent world building +funny dialogue + an increasing BA heroine.
I’VE LOST SO MUCH.
FAMILY. MY HOME.
PRIDE. MY IDENTITY.
And I couldn’t help but feel it’s entirely my fault. There is no one else to blame.
I’ve quickly learned that being the White Raven isn’t easy. The dead are restless and angry, and I don’t know the first thing about being a banshee. Those around me will get hurt. To keep them safe, I must endure painful decisions.
Zane Hunter, the ultra-bad boy who stole my heart, is one of those difficult decisions. Our souls are synchronized, making us a compatible duo. Too bad I’m engaged to his brother.
My forbidden relationship with Zane is complicated. Deep down I want more than what my duty demands of me, what my family’s past has shaped for me.
Our problematic relationship only increases in tenfold when a surprise I never saw coming shows up in Raven Hallow, changing the game. I thought I had nothing left to lose…I was wrong.
Yeah, being a banshee isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be
Black Crow is the next book released in the Raven Series by J.L Weil. The first book, White Raven was a really good read. If you haven’t picked it up, you need to stop reading this and start because I don’t want you to be exposed to spoilers.
This book picks up right where the first one left off. Huge stress relief right? Considering the amount of anxiety the last cliff hanger induced I was super stoked to get a hold of this bad boy. So most important question is.. did this book live up to the hype? Yep, it most certainly did.
One of my favorite things about the way this book is written is how the author explains the pertinent facts to the other characters in the story that are discovering the truth. It is done in such a way that it allows the reader to remember some of the smaller details that may have escaped them during the time they were left hanging on ( waiting, ever so impatiently) for the next book. Luckily for me, my wait time was limited but not all are so lucky.
The tension and the feels that ooze out of Piper and Zane do NOT disappoint. These two characters have is so bad for each other and my goodness they do their damnedest to color inside the lines. I was all twisted up in knots over these two, which is hilarious considering they are fictional characters, but that is what great writing will do. The characters that we get to know better are well developed and the action is on point.
The only thing I noticed that changed slightly from the first book to this one, is that the writing style felt a bit more on the conservative side. Like perhaps, this one had a little more effort put in to make sure it was mid-teen friendly. It didn’t really impact anything, just something I noticed.
This book is a great read, and once again, I am stuck waiting for the next one. Books written in a series and me are in a love-hate relationship for sure. Good Job, J.L. Weil! You have me sweating again.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. Thank you so much J.L. Weil!