The White Raven is out! Happy Book Birthday (insert many balloons and streamers and champagne here) Carrie D. Miller!!! A new book release is always a special thing, even more so when I have just finished reading that book and it is fantastic! You might think I’m exaggerating, but no, I really, really liked this book (I’m a writer so I can come up with better descriptors than really, but it’s 6 am, so forgive me).
The White Raven is a romance wrapped up in a magical story with just enough thrill to keep you butt-in-seat until the book is done. Or at least, that’s how it worked for me. I started to read it a days ago but couldn’t finish, so I made sure to sit down last night and finish the last 95% of it I had left and it was no problem for me to do so. Seriously, a great story. It hooks you in and doesn’t let go.
The White Raven centers on Aven, a witch who’s been alive for a millennia and doesn’t see end in sight. She’s so powerful that she’s been solitary for the majority of her lives, yes, she’s on her 13th. I so don’t want to spoil this, so this is hard, but the title comes from Aven’s constant companion through all her lives, a white raven who she knows is there but can’t quite see or touch. Always just there on her peripheral vision but so far away. Throughout the story we come to find out just how important that raven, Ren, is. And through this journey, this 13th life that Aven leads, she makes friends, falls in love and performs some seriously cool magic.
The author, Carrie D. Miller, does a fantastic job of pulling you into this word of magic and making you cozy and want to stay. Even through the rough times, and there are some rough times, you root for Aven and her crew. Shes been through so much and you, the reader understand that she deserves a happy ending. Though, to be fair, I’m not sure if that is what she gets (spoilers!). Either way, I’m so glad I got a chance to read this book. It is always fun to find a new magic to read about. You think the genre is overdone until you find something bright and fresh like this, so that is cool. The White Raven is out today so look for it wherever you buy books!