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

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

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[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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Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

The Raven’s Peak is the first book of a paranormal YA series written by Lincoln Cole. The setting takes place in our world, but in this case, demons exist. These demons are dealt with by a group of people called “the Council” with the use of holy water, firearms, prayers, and a little bit of salt. Members of the Council do not directly get involved in fighting off demons, instead, trainees like Abigail Dressler do. While on her mission to bring a demon back to hell, Abigail crossed path with Haatim Arison who was then grief-stricken and unemployed. After some twist and turns, a fast-paced story full of action and demons in a little town called "Raven's Peak" started to unfold.

I loved Angels and Demons (which was compared to Raven's Peak in the blurb) so I decided to pick this up. Being my first time reading a book written by Lincoln Cole, I never expected much but ended up thoroughly satisfied with this book so I gave it a 3 out of 4 stars. The entirety of the story was surprisingly light, and the pace of events fast. I definitely recommend reading Raven’s Peak to readers who like paranormal fiction, and are in the middle of a “reading-slump” (the lightness of this book will do the magic).

The characters were built from a good foundation, and eventually underwent significant development on their own. Even though strong-willed and fearless, the character of Abigail was not annoying unlike other similar characters I've read before. I especially like the scenes where Haatim gets philosophical, because it shows how smart of a person he is in spite of being not particularly good at combats. He even made me question myself the “difference of being alive and actually living”.

The dialogues are also funny at times, which added to the lightness of the story despite the paranormal aspect of the story. I also appreciated the fact that the author used some vocabulary words (e.g. copulate, trepidation, amicable, and ostentation among others) that are challenging and educational at the same time. Reading this book made me feel like my vocabulary was enhanced in some way.

Although I liked the characters, I did not particularly relate with any of them. It could be that they are already in their mid-twenties and are dealing with some serious adult and demon issues, while I am still a teenage college student dealing with my identity crisis. As likable as they may be, I don’t think their character will last with me for a long time. I even doubt that I’ll remember their names after a couple of months (which is why I did not give it 4 stars). Other than that, there is not much negative I can say about this book.

Will I read the second book? Definitely! I will gladly continue on with the series, and hope that the rest of the series is as good as (or even better than) the first book.

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I really like that your review shows that you are being subjective. I also liked the light nature of this book. I read about 5 chapters and it felt like 1 even though some chapters were by no means short the writing style made the reading very fluid.
Thanks for the review.
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