Review by TheGhastlyGrimoire -- Raven's Peak

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Review by TheGhastlyGrimoire -- Raven's Peak

Post by TheGhastlyGrimoire » 15 Jan 2018, 02:08

[Following is a volunteer review of "Raven's Peak" by Lincoln Cole.]
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It’s not very often that I absolutely devour a book and feel the immediate need to continue the series. Raven’s Peak by Lincoln Cole defies the odds. Written with a sense of fantastic urgency, Raven’s Peak is prime reading material for fans of Supernatural. Comprised of a culturally diverse cast of characters and non-stop action, this book has made its way onto my list of favorites.

The story centers on Abigail and Haatim, and they aren’t your average pairing. Abigail is a Hunter and much like Dean Winchester, she’s stubborn, extremely work oriented, and bent on saving her adoptive father. Haatim, on the other hand, is a blogger with a degree in theology. Unexpectedly, their paths cross and, through a cruel twist of fate, Haatim finds himself drawn into a world that, outside of the texts he’s spent his life studying, he didn’t believe existed. Their journey brings them to the small town of Raven’s Peak, where things aren’t what they seem and together, the two find themselves working against time to save those that live in the secluded town. As the story progresses, readers meet a variety of demons, some whose names are more familiar than others.

Plot is a key factor in how I rate books. More importantly, a book that crawls too slowly rarely makes it past my DNF pile. Fortunately, that type of stagnation doesn’t plague Raven’s Peak. Additionally, its characters are dynamic enough to further the story along, rather than dilute the book with forced dialogue and unnatural actions. There are few moments where things tread too closely to cliché, and that’s a relief.

I don’t have much of a gripe with this book, though I do feel the editing toward the end was rushed. Early on, errors were sparse with a few typos and awkward sentences. However, after things climaxed, I encountered numerous editing issues ranging from misspelled words to noun-pronoun disagreement. Because of this, I feel the novel could use another run under the eyes of an editor.

Overall, I found myself extremely pleased with this book. I’m a huge fan of Supernatural and The Dresden Files, so being able to read a book that’s similar to the both of those in its own ways was a fun romp. Because of the numerous errors, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. It is, however, a book I’d recommend to others who share my interests.

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Post by mandalee519 » 16 Jan 2018, 17:09

I love the structure of your review. You used your first paragraph to capture your reader, the second to summarize the book, and the remaining paragraphs to discuss your opinions. This set up is optimal for reviews because it allows others to easily decide if a book is for them or not. Books that leave you wanting more to read are the best ones!
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Post by kdstrack » 16 Jan 2018, 21:53

Very nice review. I can tell you really enjoyed it. Your encouraging review really makes this book seem like an appealing read. Thanks for a great review.

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Post by TheGhastlyGrimoire » 17 Jan 2018, 00:07

Thank you for the lovely comments! I've actually been writing reviews for a year and a half now; I only recently found this site. I've already delved into the second in the series. Within two hours, I've devoured half of it!
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Post by kdstrack » 17 Jan 2018, 05:40

You really did a great job on the review! Sounds like you are a voracious reader, too! I'll be interested in reading more of your writing.

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Post by BookishCreature » 18 Jan 2018, 18:27

I'm glad I'm not the only one itching to read the rest of the series after finishing this book. I'll be keeping an eye out for your reviews - you're a great writer. :)

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 23 Jan 2018, 02:01

I started reading this novel but lost interest. Your review makes me think I should have given it more time.
Great review though!!
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Post by HouseOfAtticus » 23 Jan 2018, 06:21

BEautiful review. I loved the way you articulated yourself. Thank you for writing this. :D

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