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Raven By Stacey Rourke
Raven by Stacey Rourke
(The Legends Saga #2)
Publication date: May 26th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?
She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.
Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?
Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.
I love this series so hard. I won the first book, Crane, in a blog giveaway, and I was hooked. I was so excited to see Raven coming out. It was one of those I must get it the day it is released, make room on my calendar for release day so I can read it right away things.
Raven was just as amazing as Crane! I love this set of characters: Ireland, Noah, Rip, and now Ridley. Stacey Rourke had me laughing out loud while reading this book just because the snark between Noah and Ireland and Rip’s grasp on sarcasm was hilarious. The wit these characters show is absolutely perfect.
In Raven we start out with Ireland, Rip, and Noah going off to Manhattan to get to the bottom of her tattoo and the curse, try to find a way to get The Horseman out of her. While they are investigating where the tattoo came from they come across Ridley who unintentionally joins their group as he deals with the works of Poe.
We go back and forth between now and Poe’s time and unravel what has happened that now brings us to where we are currently, dealing with a Godzilla like amount of destruction and a need to stop it.
Stacey Rourke is such an incredibly talent as an author. She will have you searching your mind for which work of Poe is being referenced, in fact she might make you want to go back and pick up some of his poems. I was just looking it up on Amazon and found Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems, I think I’m going to buy that now and remind myself why I loved yet was freaked out by so much of his work. I don’t think I ever fully appreciated him when I was a student, but this book makes me want to go back and relive all of those.
I am going to say it again, absolutely amazing book. I cannot wait for the next release from Stacey Rourke. She has risen to the top of my favorite author list (ignore the fact that they are in alphabetical order) and is one that I have to follow every release of now.
Thank you so much for my copy of Raven!
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.
Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.
What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?
Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.
But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.
1st prize: US only
$25 Amazon gift card
A signed copy of Raven
Ebook copies of the books 1 & 2 of The Legends Saga
2nd prize – INTL
eBook copies of all six of Stacey Rourke’s books
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