Raven Hallow has secrets… lots of them.
There are multiple levels to the mystery surrounding Piper in Weil’s White Raven, the first in the Raven series. Though I don’t think any particularly trumps the others in value, I think they all wind to the final resolution of Piper’s future.
If you look at this book in its barest form, it’s the story of a girl figuring herself out – who she is and isn’t, what makes her special, how her family history will shape her….
We have all been there.
What makes this book particularly interesting is that the storyline is refreshing. I mean, in past months I have read about:
- mixtures of the above
However, I haven’t before read anything like the inventive mix of characters in White Raven. Weil crafts a whole
new set of heroes and villains, personality and physical traits and even throws in some sexy Irish accents. 😉
As with all books in the YA/Paranormal genre these days, there is of course a romantic arc, with a unique set of challenges. But beyond that, there is also Piper’s personal self-discovery as she figures out this new person she is, who she is meant to be, and how she can retain herself all the while.
The challenge going forward will be how to give Zane and Piper an HEA, while still satisfying the requirements of an agreement to which Piper had no involvement.
Seriously, the girl has a gripe about people making decisions without her consent. It just ain’t right.
When it comes to the characters, I love the Hunter family, and in particular love the portrayal of the father, since it goes against every stereotype imaginable. I think TJ is who will keep Piper grounded moving forward, but I wonder when and if her father will make a reappearance in their lives and be the man she needs to support her through everything.
I think Zane as a flawed character is adorable, if not a bit predictable. But then again, we all seem to love those angsty, protective hot dudes who ride motorcycles.
So if you’re ready for something a bit different, give this book a go. Caution though: Weil says that Zane and Piper haven’t been so cooperative so it may be a bit before the next book is released. Here’s to hoping they get their act together so we can get to the next installment!
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