Happy Monday Bookish people! It’s time for another book review. This time it’s the fifth book I read in the Becca and the Books (YouTube) Bookopolathon 48 hour challenge. The prompt was a chance card where I took the remaining books on my March TBR and used a random number generator to see which one I should read. I was very happy to end up with The Ravens, I got this book in one of my Illumicrate monthly boxes and it has beautiful sprayed pink edges. My expectations were high for this book and it didn’t quite get there, if you know that feeling when a book just doesn’t quite have what it should to make it great.
In this book review I will give star ratings for four categories and I will write a little about each of these. I will try to keep it as spoiler free as possible. I hope you enjoy reading my book review.
The plot of this book was interesting, living in the UK I didn’t know much about sororities and American teenage culture so that part was a bit of a mystery to me although I did feel like it’s a very stereotypical portrayal particularly the character Scarlett Winters. The plot had a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming but at the same time were quite predictable and if I hadn’t already read four books in the 24 hours before they might not have been as good a twist as I thought they were. I felt the plot had a good order for the events that happened and each scene linked together well.
I enjoyed the character of Vivi Deveroux the most. She had a personality that was nice and fresh compared to the others in the book. The other characters I felt were very predictable and stereotypical rather than their own personalities. I liked them, I liked the twist of who the villian is and I did sort of like the love interest. But I think there could have been more character development and that would have made the book better.
Writing and Dialogue:
Again, I don’t have much to say either way on these. The dialogue was good and it was needed to help with the tone of the novel. The writing style was good, It didn’t obviously stand out that two people had written it so their styles must have blended together well.
I gave this book three stars overall because I did enjoy it and I probably will plan on reading the second book in the series which is meant to be coming out this year. However, I wouldn’t say I loved this book and it won’t be in any of my favourite’s lists.
Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.
That’s it for this book review, I hope you enjoyed it!