Blog Tour Book Review: Crane by Stacy Rourke


Crane by Stacey Rourke
Legends Saga Book 1
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?


I’ve been on a bit of a Sleepy Hollow kick recently, I guess because I’m awaiting another season of the show. The gothic elements in this book’s adaptation translate well in both the contemporary part of the story and the historical flashbacks. I love how the author brings the author of the original work in and gives him a voice and personality in addition to the rest of the traditional characters…and Rip Van Winkle? How clever.

Love snarky characters and quick, unforgettable quips? It’s in there.

Overall this read had everything I was looking for to hold me over to the next season of Sleepy Hollow’s TV series. And more. Although there are some bloody and creepy moments in the story, I appreciate how the author kept the book fairly clean in the bedroom department. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

About Stacy Rourke
There is nothing worse than being put on the spot and asked to talk about yourself. For me it brings back that inevitable moment in a new school when the teacher would ask me to stand up, introduce myself and tell the class something about myself. I was always worried I would blurt out something stupid that I would get teased for. Something like, “My name’s Stacey and I like pickles!” Then for the rest of the school year I’d be known as the Pickle Girl and let’s be honest, no one wants that. So to avoid such a faux pas I will simply say that I love to write. It allows me to get my crazy out just enough that I can function as a normal member of society.