Review by catiarato -- Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

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Review by catiarato -- Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by catiarato » 05 Sep 2017, 04:07

[Following is a volunteer review of "Raven's Peak" by Lincoln Cole.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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It all starts on a prison deep under the earth. Someone is being lashed. But are we reading through the eyes of the one delivering the lashes or the one receiving them? We know something terrible has happened, but not what. The author makes us want to discover what is going on since the first line. That's something remarkable about Lincoln Cole's Ravens Peak. The insides of the Reverend are a turmoil: he's lifeless but he feels. And then nothingness.

Fast forward six months and we are seeing through the eyes of a young man that we've not heard of before. At some point there's a "But honestly, how hard could it be?". We all know that when this is said, something really bad is about to happen. We have two main characters, innocent Haatim and fierce Abigail, from two complete different backgrounds. Having just met, they have each other's backs, even if sometimes one of them seems not to care enough.

Being a book about the supernatural and considering what's out there about this theme, I find this book quite interesting. It clearly compels you to read the previous book, The Ninth Circle, that introduces The Reverend's background, and the following books of this series. The story is fast paced, with lots of action in almost every chapter, and leaves open questions that you just have to see answered. The author also makes a very good job at making you like the charaters of the book. You just want to know more about them and see what they are going to do next, how they are going to react to what's comming.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I really liked to read this story and am going to read every book of the series, but the story is somewhat predictable. You know more or less what's going to happen before it happens. If the element of surprise was present in here, this book would be truly amazing. Besides that, there are some sentences that do not make complete sense and I had to read them three or four times to be sure of what the author meant.

Nevertheless, I truly reccommend this book to fans of this genre and also of fast paced books. As I've said, the characters have very interesting back stories and the author really makes you want to know more. This book is a kind of introduction to, what I hope, will be the development of the main story on the second book. The characters and their world are introduced to us, along with the prelude to an enormous disaster that seems to happen. We just see a portion of what is behind the veil. The last few sentences of the book were well chosen - if you want to know more, you really need the second book.

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Post by alwaysdaddygirl » 06 Sep 2017, 15:39

Kudos! Your first sentence hook me. I did not enjoy the book but that does not matter. If I did not read the book, I would be happy to know there is not a cliffhanger. What you wrote about the ending, it makes me want to re-read the last chapter again.

In the Introduction Form, you stated your feelings regarding your first review.It why I read it. You should not doubt. You have what it takes. I truly look forward to your next review.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 06 Sep 2017, 22:47

Hi, Catiarato! Muchas gracias, amiga, for sharing your thoughts about this now-famous book of Lincoln Cole.

I agree with Alwaysdaddygirl. Keep reading. Keep reviewing. Keep writing. We non-native English speakers just need a lot of practice. We will conquer the language if we keep at it.

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Post by catiarato » 10 Sep 2017, 14:55

Thank you alwaysdaddygirl and Miriam for your feedback! It's really important to me.

Nice readings xx

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Post by jeminah28 » 10 Sep 2017, 18:03

Nice review. This book is quite good for i see good ratings, too. Thanks, I like your review.
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