Awesome, intriguing, paranormal read. March 2, 2014
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This was a fun and exciting read that left me wanting more! More! I could not believe it was over when I read the last sentence . The author drew me in immediately and I wanted to know what was going on and what would happen next. The characters were developed thoughtfully and were fleshed out slowly with hints of what is to come. If you are into supernatural, thrilling romance you will like this book. Cannot wait for the second one to come out.
Dark and Scary and fantastically twisted May 5, 2013
veryone needs a little horror with their paranormal this is not on the lighter side of things. It's deep, it's dark, it's scary and yet there's a great story wrapped up in here too! It's kept me on my seat and hesitant to turn out all the lights. Ok maybe not leaving the lights on, but only because I enjoy that sort of thing and then you get some very cool paranormal aspects and it's a great adventure!
Arabel is your main character and she is dead set on finding out what happened to her family. No amount of magic, gypsies, fairies, whatever will deter her from getting to the bottom of it. I liked her character. She's smart, she's strong, she's loyal and she's very determined- which spells courage to me! She's got a really rough road ahead of her while she's trying to figure everything out. This is definitely gunna appeal to our mystery readers.
The murder scenes are graphic which I think is the whole point and it was interesting to me to see how things are unfolding. I will say you should be prepared for that seriously huge cliffhanger- but I'm also a fan of those because it makes me want to read the next book even more. I'm just dying to know what's gunna happen!
And then there's cool things like riding in horse carriages and having spirits around. The writing is so different from what I normally read which is refreshing, especially since I liked the story! Plus, it's got some romance! See, I told you there's all kinds of cool going on here. I'm definitely going to pick up book two because I have every intention of finding out what is coming! 4 SCARY MAGICAL PAWS from me!!
Really good thriller with a paranormal fantasy edge February 20, 2013
The Corvids (Book 1) by Lisa Ann Brown @hostessclarity
Very imaginative book! It was a thriller that was set in a world filled with gypsies. In your mind you can picture Arabel Spade our main character, floating around in a flowing silk gown.. In a cloud of imagination there are fairies and magic spells. What I liked was how Arabel set about finding clues and gathering information that maybe she didn’t want to know. When the story took a hold for me was how the scene of the crime was spelled out. Arabel has a taste of history that is a little biter. Nothing gets in her way though, Arabel is determined to find out what happened to her parents and her Grandad.
What I liked was how the author created Arabel as a strong, young, and very determined girl. This is the sort of heroine I love to read about. Determination and a young woman make for a really enjoyable read. The good news is the sequel is coming out this spring!
** I will say that some of the crime descriptives were a bit scary for me. I am sort of a sissy, so a little horror gives me a nightmare.