Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review and Trailer: Raven by Allison Van Diepen

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Book Review and Trailer: Raven by Allison Van Diepen

Raven" The door that was always closed is opening, and I am consumed. I don't know if a full minute goes by that I don't think of him, that I don't replay how it felt to have his hand brush mine, his eyes look my way.

And yet he's hiding still. He talks as if my feelings are in the past, as if they possibly couldn't be relevant, now that I know the truth about him. But I don't have that kind of power over how I feel. And if he doesn't know that, he's blind! "

Zin dances with fire in every step, speaks with a honey-sweet voice, and sees with eyes that can peer into your soul. It's no wonder that Nicole is madly in love with him. Their friendship is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. But, she cannot understand why he keeps her at a distance, even though she can feel his soul reaching out for hers. Zin carries a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it.

I really liked this book from the very first line to the very last line. It was constantly an intriguing flow that wrapped around Zin and Nicole. The passion she had for him and the love he had for her and couldn't show it because he wanted to protect her - KILLED ME! Now I know what your thinking " hmmmmm, sounds a lot like Twilight. " But (even though I have not read Twilight) I can assure you it's not. For starters it's not a vampire book and unlike Bella, Nicole is strong and keeps control of her emotions.

Raven is one of those books that you don't quite know what to expect, but it will leave you breathless. The story is dark and mesmerizing. Mystical and full of romance. you will feel an attachment to each character, no matter how small of a role they play. This is a quick read and well worth it. Sadly, there is no sequel at this time. I'm still crossing my fingers though.


A word to the parents ~ There is some intense language, violence and pretty hot-n-heavy kissing.  For more detailed content, go to Raven on Parental Book Reviews.

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