Raven by Ashley Suzanne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
** I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. **
The Raven was an amazing book by the talented Ashley Suzanne. I read it from start to finish just to find out what happened at the end.
We start the book out by learning about our main characters, Rian and Garrett. The pair were best friends separated by the moving away of Garrett due to him being an “army brat”. However, a few years later tragedy strikes Rian and she is forced to go live with her aunt. Conveniently, she moves to the same area as Garrett and the pair renew their friendship and take it to a new level. But, after his graduation, Garrett enlists in the army and that is where Rian’s life takes a drastic turn. Rian encounters more tragedy and begins to cope the only way she knows how – running. After that, I won’t tell you any more of the plot.
This story was amazing for several reasons. First, it was good to see a couple’s story from start to finish. So many times a book leaves out the character’s past and sometimes it’s a vital part of the story. In the Raven, Rian’s past is very vital in order to understand her present. Second, it’s good to read a story that isn’t all about some big love triangle. I am a HUGE fan of stories where the characters battle themselves to make a relationship work. Third, it was refreshing to see the role reversal of the sexes. Rian’s actions resembled more of what we expect from the man rather than the woman – including how she ultimately copes with her life.
I have read all of Ashley Suzanne’s books and as usual, she did not disappoint with the Raven.
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