Review + Giveaway: Raven by Stacey Rourke

September 24, 2014 giveaway, Lindsay's reviews 5

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review + Giveaway: Raven by Stacey RourkeRaven by Stacey Rourke
Series: The Legends Saga #2
on May 26th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
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An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.

Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?

She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.

Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?

Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.

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Crane (Book 1)

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 WHOO! A nailbiter ending has me itching for book 3! Stacey brought some new historical figures into the story with this sequel, and I’m so curious to see who else we have yet to see added into the mix.

I love the new characters! Well, maybe “love” is too strong a word for this mixture of emotions I feel. Ridley is our newest main character, in modern times. I love his sass, especially when it comes to pushing Noah’s buttons, but I feel like I really can’t trust him either. He always seems to have one foot out the door. Some really interesting chemistry going on there though… We also have a new villain! The twist to this is that I have a hard time seeing her as all evil. I felt sorry for her, but I guess that goes hand in hand with a heroine who isn’t entirely good, right? Blurred lines all around!

Stacey’s writing ability really shines with the different characters. Her writing style changes between past and present, fitting perfectly with the style of the time. Add in some gruesome ghouls, and some hilarious dialogue, and it’s a solid read that will appeal to a wide audience.

As with the previous book, I did still find a few problems with homonyms (passed/past) but the editing is better in this book. I’m so thrilled with this series all around, and can’t help but wonder… when’s the next book out??

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StaceyAUTHOR BIO

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction  and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.
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Tour-wide giveaway
1st prize: US only
  • $25 Amazon gift card
  • A signed copy of Raven
  • Ebook copies of the books 1 & 2 of The Legends Saga
2nd prize – INTL
  • eBook copies of all six of Stacey Rourke’s books

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Lindsay

One woman stuck in a house full of boys, I immerse myself in books and save my sanity by reading, writing and blogging. I'll read just about anything, from any genre, and LOVE supporting Indie authors. <3
  • Thank you for this great giveaway, the book sounds incredable

  • Sounds like this series is staying strong and I love it! I really need to give it a try! And man I have usually no problems with homonyms but passed/past is the exception. I just don’t get that one lol!!

    • Lindsay Galloway

      I see the past/passed one so often in books that I often second guess myself! Just when I thought I had it all figured out! lol

  • Joseph A Hawkshaw

    Looks very good.

  • marypreston

    Certainly caught my attention.