Original Title: The Raven King
Year Published: 2013
Published by: Smashwords Edition
Number of Pages: 181
First Sentence: “It looked like Halloween outside, only two months too early.”
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil.
Except Andrew doesn’t give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don’t have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil’s fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage.
Neil’s days are numbered, but he’s learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won’t believe in himself.
This is such a good book! Absolutely loved it and read through it in a matter of hours. The story picks up right where the first book left it and it is such an amazing story. It will take a hold of you and not let go until you’ve reached the final page.
I loved this characters. I love that they are damaged and rough around the edges and makes no excuses for it. They are allowed to be damaged. They are allowed to be acting out because of that damage and it is understood by the other characters. Despite being cruel and mean to each other they also respect and protect each other. They also grow on you, so some of the characters I disliked during the first book I have now adopted and made my own.
The plot is both so interesting and entertaining. It is perfectly balanced and written and it just gets you hooked from page 1 and then sticks with you for days, weeks, even months later. I still think about these books with fondness and love at regular intervals. I will tell you to be careful though if you have issues with violence of any type because these books get kind of violent, both in the sense of domestic violence and sexual violence so be careful. You can quickly flip through those pages however and still enjoy the rest of the book.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do!