Blog Tour Book Review: Raven by Stacey Rourke


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Synopsis

An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.

Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?

She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.

Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?

Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.

Review

The opening of this novel sets the stage for the entire book. This one is a little bit darker, a little bit creepier than the first in the series, Crane. But I loved it! First the author tackled “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and a little bit of Rip Van Winkle…and then took on Edgar Allen Poe, turning his poem “The Raven” and twisting it into an unexpected love story that explains so many details. The wild imagination of the author and the thrilling conclusion will leave you wondering which literary masterpiece Stacey Rourke will tackle next!