2 out of 4 stars
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Raven’s Peak is the first book of World on Fire series written by Columbus-based author Lincoln Cole. The story revolves around the two protagonists, Abigail Dressler and Haatim Arison. The former who grew up hunting and fighting evil, while the latter, that is used to a normal and comfortable life. Unwillingly, their paths entwined unaware of a greater entity lurking outside.
In terms of context, I cannot compare Raven’s Peak to any book I have read so far. It is a thriller book but a bit darker than other books of the same genre. But like the others, it is quiet impossible to put down once you start reading it. This volume is an easy and enthralling read that is why I finished half of the book in just one night!
The epilogue is very intriguing which is rightfully so, since every epilogue should be that way. Interesting as well are the characters especially the main ones. I love the badass heroine, Abi, and the very naïve Haatim. The contrast between their personalities made their duo befits each other. But even though I love their first personal encounter, I craved for more of their interactions in the story. It seems like their relationship did not develop very well in the book. But seriously, I’m rooting for these two! Perhaps the author have a lot of things in stored for them on the following volumes (I’m crossing my finger for that possibility).
I cannot decide whether I like the fast pacing of the story or not but the gore in the book is too much for my liking. In my opinion as well, the theme of the story which includes demons and religions might be a sensitive topic to other readers that is why I don’t recommend the book to those whose faith is on the edge. Some scenarios might affect you in some ways (or at least that’s the case for me) or I am probably too engrossed in the story that I got affected that much. Nevertheless, I enjoy this inaugural book of the series. I actually had fun reading it.
I am giving this book 2 out of 4 stars. I think it’s a fair score considering I am looking for more of the characters emotion (probably just like how the author detailed the action scenes). It might be a good chance to connect more with the characters. Still, I can’t wait to read the next book! The ending is such a cliff hanger!
I recommend this book to those who are looking for a fast pace read full of adventure with supernatural twist, you’ll surely love this!
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