White Raven (Raven, #1) by J.L. Weil

White Raven (Raven, #1)White Raven by J.L. Weil
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After Piper’s mother passes away her father decides to send her to the island of Raven Hollow to live with the grandmother she’s never really known. Piper is rebellious and bored being in a place that her mother ran from years ago and never looked back. That is until she meets Zane Hunter and finds herself fascinated with the gorgeous dark-haired bad boy. Piper soon realizes there is something not quite human about Zane and something a bit off about all of Raven Hollow.

White Raven is a book that I really should have loved but found myself quickly annoyed with the main character and just couldn’t connect to the story from there on. I tried my best to enjoy the rest of the story line but in the end I also found myself wanting more out of the overall plot and a bit underwhelmed in the end.

Piper is meant to be a rebellious teen with a spunky attitude that should come off as independent and strong. Instead for me I found her to be more of a whiny, self entitled brat if anything. Also, I would have liked to see any sort of sadness when she had just lost her mother, her actions to me seemed a bit heartless to be so cocky and arrogant instead. It just got to the point that I saw her as very childish which ruined the tone of the read for me.

As far as the plot though, I thought that I was going to enjoy a bit of it but it just seemed a very slow pace read that never jumped out at me and got exciting. There’s a few moments here and there with a bit of action but it took to the halfway point to get a partial reveal as to what type of supernatural story line the book is about and then another 25% to get the rest of the reveal so the story is over before much even happened.

Overall, not for me I’m afraid. The writing is fine and I’m sure some will love the book but I just didn’t connect with this one.

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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2 replies

  1. I actually have this for months now… I was really looking forward to it when I first got it, but there were some books waiting for review and our GR group had monthly challenge, you know how it goes…
    Anyway, your review does not make it sound like it should be read soon, but I think I’ll read it at some point bc I paid money so…

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    • I’ve had it for a while too but since it was already published when I picked it up I’ve been putting it to the side to keep up with other dates. It’s a shame the MC just rubbed me the wrong way though, hopefully you can tolerate her better than I did when you read it.

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