Monday, September 5, 2011

{Book Review} Raven


Raven (The Violet Jewel #1)
Author: Nuayma Jeggels
Pages: 275
Published: July 13, 2011
Publisher: Self-published
Format: eBook
Rating: 3.5 Birds

A girl, a coma, a Plague, and an empty grave.
When Shardaie wakes up, she doesn’t know who she is, why she can’t understand emotions, why she has been unconscious for nearly nine of her thirteen years, or why the dead just won’t stay dead. The only clue to her past is a locket, but the Plague, which finally stretches its unnatural hand to her village, forces her to leave and to learn to protect herself. But everything has a cost: the protection against the undead reveals a secret that Shardaie and her classmates just don’t want to accept, and at the end, Shardaie realizes that some secrets shouldn’t be revealed. Secrets have the power to destroy, and the power to change her view on humanity for ever.

My take: It seemed interesting reading the synopsis, so I took this one.  And soon, I’ll get into the mind of Nuayma to figure out what thoughts really went into this book.

At times, the book was confusing, and I got a bit lost here and there trying to figure out why things were happening to main character Shardaie aka Raven.  The fact that she’s so confused throughout the entire book is at times unnerving.

There are so many different characters to keep track of and figure out during this book.  It’s not always distracting, but sometimes it can be.  Jumping into the crazy world that was the Celestials and trying to understand the Seen and Unseen was definitely mind boggling…but I somehow still enjoyed it because it made me think more than any other fiction I’ve read.

I really don’t know where else to go with this review because it was so much to take in!  Though I was a bit confused throughout, I’m still looking forward to the next in the series…and also picking at the authors brain a bit.

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