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Flora Review: Raven (The Raven Saga #1) by Suzy Turner

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Hello, my lovelies. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Raven by Suzy Turner. The first book in her young adult fantasy trilogy, The Raven Saga.

What’s Raven about?

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Flora Review: Raven (The Raven Saga #1) by Suzy TurnerMy Rating:
Title: Raven by Suzy Turner
Series: The Raven Saga #1
Published by Chill Out Press on 8 March, 2020
Genres: Young Adult (YA), Urban Fantasy
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback
No. of Pages: 253

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...

Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.

After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.

Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.

Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.


Source: Bought
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Book Depository

I downloaded Raven in 2016 because it was free on Amazon UK. However, I realised after reading the first few chapters, that I’d already read this story as part of the Darlings Of Darkness: A Vampire Anthology back in 2015. I downloaded Book 2 December Moon and Book 3 The Lost Soul and used this re-read as a refresher.

What did I think about it?

This is the first book of a Teen/Young Adult series called “The Raven Saga”. As you all may remember me saying before:

teen/YA books are not my choice of reading material.

I almost ALWAYS find them tedious, frustrating and it becomes increasingly challenging to care about the characters.  

…but boy, was I pleasantly surprised by this book! I loved everything about it; very easy to read and beautifully written from the viewpoint of our thirteen-year-old main character, Lilly Taylor, but without being juvenile in plot.

This story is about family relationships.

A story dealing with tragedy, experiencing first love and heartache. With a paranormal twist that includes werewolves, shifters, witches, vampires and, of course, magic.  

This book made me laugh as well as shed a few tears. I really got involved with Lilly and all of the supporting characters. I liked that some of the story’s mysteries were solved by the end of this book with some happy endings while letting others mysteries remain elusive.

I’m duly impressed and look forward to reading book 2 “December Moon” and Book 3 “The Lost Soul”.

Keep reading to find out more about this trilogy and its author.

The Raven Witch Saga

Since originally publishing this trilogy, Suzy has re-branded.

Books in the Series

  • Raven (The Raven Saga #1) (2011)
  • December Moon (The Raven Saga #2) (2011)
  • The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga #3) (2012)
  • The Raven Witch Saga Boxed Set (2014)

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US

About Suzy Turner

Author - Suzy Turner

Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten.
The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with her childhood sweetheart husband Michael and their menagerie of cats and dogs.

Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author.

She has since completed seven novels and one novella for teens, The Raven Saga and The Morgan Sisters series. She has also published four chick-lit novels, Forever Fredless, And Then There Was You, Stormy Summer and Aphrodite's Closet.

Suzy Turner also writes under her pen name, SG Turner.

 

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my review. I hope I’ve persuaded you to add Raven to your TBR pile. 😉

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Have you read anything by Suzy Turner? Drop me a comment so we can chat.

Bye for now,

Flora x

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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