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Favorite/Least Favorite Aspect(s) of the Book?

Post by hsimone » 02 Apr 2017, 13:22

While reading, there were some definite parts that I really enjoyed and kept me at the edge of my seat while others not so much.

What were your favorite and least favorite aspect(s) of Raven's Peak? How could your least favorite part(s) improve in order for you to have enjoyed the story even more?
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Apr 2017, 15:50

I enjoyed the old town of Ravens Peak. I wish the author had drawn that out more. Developed the scene and had more actin taking place there. So that was my most and least favorite art the same time.
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Post by CarrieMe » 02 Apr 2017, 22:20

Favorite: The prologue and Arthur's character. I thought he seemed really interesting and the prologue made me excited to read the rest of the book.

Least Favorite: I thought that Abigail and Haatim were pretty flat characters overall. I just couldn't find much about them that seemed really believable. Yeah, they did all the surface-level things that made sense, but it didn't feel like it went any deeper than that.
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Post by gali » 02 Apr 2017, 23:21

I enjoyed the prologue and the old town of Ravens Peak. My least favorite aspects were the predictably of the plot and the light typos.
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Post by AliceofX » 03 Apr 2017, 00:07

CarrieMe wrote:Favorite: The prologue and Arthur's character. I thought he seemed really interesting and the prologue made me excited to read the rest of the book.

Least Favorite: I thought that Abigail and Haatim were pretty flat characters overall. I just couldn't find much about them that seemed really believable. Yeah, they did all the surface-level things that made sense, but it didn't feel like it went any deeper than that.
I agree with everything that CarrieMe said. Also, the parts where the demon was taking over the town (especially with the little boy) were really well done. Those scenes were legitimately creepy.

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Post by hsimone » 03 Apr 2017, 01:22

kandscreeley wrote:I enjoyed the old town of Ravens Peak. I wish the author had drawn that out more. Developed the scene and had more actin taking place there. So that was my most and least favorite art the same time.
I definitely agree with this. I loved the old town of Raven's Peak, and like you said, wished there was more added about the creepy town. Also, I wished we were introduced to Raven's Peak sooner because of how interesting it was.

Arthur's introduction, like others have said, was amazing. This is what drew me into the story and I wanted so much more! Also, the scenes with the demon child was legitimately creepy as well, like AliceofX has said. It's clear that the author does know how to creep his audience out! Hopefully, we see more of this later on!
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Post by AliceofX » 03 Apr 2017, 04:00

hsimone wrote:I wished we were introduced to Raven's Peak sooner
I know. When reading it I was like, "Oh, come on! Half the book is over already. Are we gonna actually get there or not?"

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Post by gali » 03 Apr 2017, 06:10

AliceofX wrote:
CarrieMe wrote:Favorite: The prologue and Arthur's character. I thought he seemed really interesting and the prologue made me excited to read the rest of the book.

Least Favorite: I thought that Abigail and Haatim were pretty flat characters overall. I just couldn't find much about them that seemed really believable. Yeah, they did all the surface-level things that made sense, but it didn't feel like it went any deeper than that.
I agree with everything that CarrieMe said. Also, the parts where the demon was taking over the town (especially with the little boy) were really well done. Those scenes were legitimately creepy.
Indeed! The scene with the boy was really well done. It gave me the chills as well.
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Post by ashley_claire » 03 Apr 2017, 07:36

My favorite parts were also the prologue and when they actually get to Raven's Peak. My least favorite would probably just be Haatim and his inability to get with the program faster. I get that hunting demons is something he never expected to do, but sometimes I just wanted to shake him for being so inexperienced with things that seem like common sense.

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Post by MarisaRose » 03 Apr 2017, 07:53

As others have stated, I also really enjoyed the setting. I thought the author did a wonderful job of setting the scene and providing an eerie tone for the town. My least favorite part was the main characters. I had a really hard time connecting with and even liking both Abigail and Haatim.
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Post by James Craft » 03 Apr 2017, 10:47

MarisaRose wrote:As others have stated, I also really enjoyed the setting. I thought the author did a wonderful job of setting the scene and providing an eerie tone for the town. My least favorite part was the main characters. I had a really hard time connecting with and even liking both Abigail and Haatim.
The setting was definitely a lot of fun. I liked the characters but didn't really like certain things about them, so I completely agree.
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Post by kandscreeley » 03 Apr 2017, 10:51

ashley_claire wrote:My favorite parts were also the prologue and when they actually get to Raven's Peak. My least favorite would probably just be Haatim and his inability to get with the program faster. I get that hunting demons is something he never expected to do, but sometimes I just wanted to shake him for being so inexperienced with things that seem like common sense.
I don't agree about Haatim. I think you almost need a character like him to legitimize the story. After all, many of us reading were thinking the same thing. Demons? Yeah, right. Plus it allowed the author to introduce parts of the story he wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
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kandscreeley wrote:
ashley_claire wrote:My favorite parts were also the prologue and when they actually get to Raven's Peak. My least favorite would probably just be Haatim and his inability to get with the program faster. I get that hunting demons is something he never expected to do, but sometimes I just wanted to shake him for being so inexperienced with things that seem like common sense.
I don't agree about Haatim. I think you almost need a character like him to legitimize the story. After all, many of us reading were thinking the same thing. Demons? Yeah, right. Plus it allowed the author to introduce parts of the story he wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
I can see your point and agree...you need that character to introduce the world. He is like the surrogate for the audience.

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Post by micoleon13 » 04 Apr 2017, 19:22

AliceofX wrote:
hsimone wrote:I wished we were introduced to Raven's Peak sooner
I know. When reading it I was like, "Oh, come on! Half the book is over already. Are we gonna actually get there or not?"
I agree, it would have been nice to have spent more time in this part of the story, it seemed to rush a bit at the end and then suddenly it was over.

The first chapter with Arthur, was my favourite, it was so immediately in your face action that made you want to learn more about Arthur

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Post by James Craft » 05 Apr 2017, 08:15

micoleon13 wrote:
AliceofX wrote:
hsimone wrote:I wished we were introduced to Raven's Peak sooner
I know. When reading it I was like, "Oh, come on! Half the book is over already. Are we gonna actually get there or not?"
I agree, it would have been nice to have spent more time in this part of the story, it seemed to rush a bit at the end and then suddenly it was over.

The first chapter with Arthur, was my favourite, it was so immediately in your face action that made you want to learn more about Arthur
Yeah, more time in the town would have been really good for setting things up.
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