Saturday, February 16, 2019

{Flash Review, Fan-Made Book Trailer, & Playlist} Mark of the Raven — Morgan L. Busse

I originally posted the following review on Goodreads {02.16.2019}.


★★★★★

5 stars

// m a r k . o f . t h e . r a v e n

AAAAAAH. DUDE. Okay. I'm cool, I'm cool.

THIS. WAS. FANTASTIC. Mark of the Raven is such a pure, heartfilled, action-oriented story. AND I LOVED IT.

This falls into the same vein as Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Heartless and Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass (the latter of which I've never read, but girl assassins, tho). It's a story of hurt, sin, regret... and it's perhaps one of the most powerful redemption tales I've ever read.

There were a few small writing quirks I didn't love (repetitiveness + the need for just a little more world description... although the worldbuilding in this book is still SPECTACULAR), but you know what? The story and characters 100% made up for that. [highlight to view spoiler: Also, THE WEDDING AT THE END!!!! *squeals* PLUS Lady Ragna's reaction = GOLD.]

I also loved the relationship between Selene and her dad. Caiaphas has such a strong, loving heart; honestly, he's the most realistic (fictional) father figure I've ever encountered! [highlight to view spoiler: His willingness to choose an unfaithful marriage simply SO HE CAN RAISE HIS CHILDREN TO BE GOOD AND KIND AND PURE-HEARTED. *sobs* We need more dads like this in fiction!]

This book touched my heart. It rekindled my love for Christian fantasy. I CANNOT WAIT for volume two! <333

P.S. THIS NEEDS A TV SHOW.



Fan-made book trailer:


Fan-made "soundtrack":





If you loved Mark of the Raven, I recommend:
Heartless | Chataine's Guardian | Nicole of Prie Mer | Poison

1 comment:

  1. I 100% agree with your review. ☺ It's a great story -- I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

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I originally posted the following review on Goodreads  {02.16.2019}. ★★★★★ 5 stars // m a r k . o f . t h e . r a v e n AA...