Saturday, February 18, 2012

Guest Review- Raven by Suzy Turner

Title- Raven
Author- Suzy Turner
Genre- YA Fantasy
Published- 8th of May 2011
Publisher- Suzanne Turner Publishing

Guest Reviewer- Michelle Mesics!

Blurb- Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.
After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.
Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of
time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.

Review- This is a really good read ! The story flows so easily and with lots of different supernatural creatures introduced through the story, it really keeps you interested. The story is about a 13 year old girl called Raven who has grown up in London with parents who had never shown her any love or attention. Then one day she comes home from school to find they have disappeared. Her kind neighbours take her in until she is flown to Canada to live with her paternal grandfather that she never knew she had. Once Raven is there she discovers she has an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins who all welcome her with open arms. She finally feels like she belongs and loved. She settles in quickly to her new life and family, and even has her first romance with a boy called Oliver. But she starts having strange dreams about cats and ravens and being able to fly. When the dreams become more frequent and vivid, her grandfather Gabriel finally tells her the truth about her family, about her real mother and that her father’s family were actually descendants of ravens and could morph into the bird, and that her mother’s family could morph into cats. All the creatures she thought existed in fairy tales were real : werewolves, vampires, witches, ghosts, you name it. A world that seemed so alien to her would soon become her every day life.

The author’s description of Canada is really good, it sounds like a gorgeous place to visit!! Although it is wonderful to see Raven treated so good, sometimes the many references to how much her family love her and how good it feels to belong gets a little much. One of my favourite characters is Rose, Raven’s aunty. She is artistic , loves music and her cats. She is so kind to Raven when she first meets her, a real grandmother-type figure, and very supportive of Raven when she learns the truth about her family and their special powers. There are alot of good characters in this book, and it is a really great story. I look forward to reading the next book in the saga.

The second book in the Raven Saga is now available. Be sure to check out DECEMBER MOON

To learn more about Suzy Turner and her upcoming projects visit here BLOG or GOODREADS

Raven is FREE right now in Ebook form on AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE and SMASHWORDS

What a great review! Thanks again to Michelle for helping us out with our reviews! You did a great job! *applause*

Renee & Stacey

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