- File Size: 3636 KB
- Print Length: 299 pages
- Publication Date: November 9, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N03B51G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,948 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The story is original and kept me on the edge of my seat from page one. Literally, read page one and tell me you're not laughing like a hyena and wondering what will come next. I challenge you! By far, this is my favorite book by this author to date!
If you're looking for a fun filled, action packed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page, then you've come to the right place. And even if you don't know the story of Sleepy Hollow, you'll be able to fall in love with both the legend and this story. I'll be buying this one in paperback!! Yeah, it's that amazing! Plus, that cover is the coolest thing I've seen in a hot minute. No more cookie cutter covers of two half-naked people fornicating! LOL Sorry, had to say it.
Give this one a One-Click! You won't be disappointed!
This author truly has a gift for writing!! This has got to be my favorite NA Paranormal book! How do I write a review for this book without telling the secrets?? Oh, I'll try!
Irving, Rip and Ichabod are great friends! When they stumble into Sleepy Hollow, things become peculiar to say the least. As this story progresses, the modern day story of Ireland Crane moving to a new (albeit oddly reminiscent) town takes stage. Strange events happen, and some think they are linked to her family. This story takes what you believe in Sleepy Hollow tales from the past and turns them into a Legendary adventure. The witty humor really makes this story enjoyable even at nighttime. The one thing I want to tell this author is, "You had me at 'Hello!'" Well, really the first sentence. You have to read it to know!! WARNING: Grab a tissue because this book will make you laugh till your sides hurt and tears stream down your face! Buy & download this book, and enjoy!
Crane (or this entire series really,) is one of those books that I picked up mainly because of the amazing cover. In fact, I’m pretty sure that regardless of how I feel at the end of all of them, I’m going to want hard copies of all of these books. The covers are dark, and beautiful. I love them! This series is one of those I really, really want to judge by its cover.
I have read a few books by Stacey Rourke and I really enjoy her work. Her characters are fun and just make me want to continue reading, couple that with the fact that on her birthday she gave us all of her books for $.99 each….it was a steal, so I got the entire series.
***Please know - there is minor spoilery type content below...***
What I Loved: I am a huge fan of retellings. I love it when authors take a famous story line and carve their own path into it. There are many retellings that I actually like better than the originals. This book is a great retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, and it includes several ‘characters’ you will recognize. I really liked this version of Ichabod; instead of the scared wimp you get in some of the cartoon versions of this story – you have this handsome, socially inept hero. There is something sweet about a strong man who is also shy.
In Crane, Rourke took a fun method of taking us back and forth between timelines, blending the original story with a modern-day take. I don’t always like it when books jump back and forth like that, however it really worked for this book. It was never confusing, but I’m sure that had a lot to do with the fact that the “voices” of the two POV’s were very different – even if the stories were parallel(ish).
Not So Much: I had a hard time connecting with our modern-day main character, Ireland. I loved her voice, she was funny, sarcastic and all the things that I like in a character, but I don’t really feel like I got to know her all that well. I also had a very difficult time with the Ireland/Noah relationship – probably for the same reasons. Noah, quite honestly, wasn’t really IN the story as much as you would like him to be. He seemed like a great guy, but again I couldn’t really tell. Then the two of them together – well, they were just playing at the edges of ‘together’ in this book…I imagine that is rectified in the future installments, however the fact that they were truly together by the end of the story (sorry minor spoiler) – I just wasn’t ready for it yet.
And if I’m going to pick on the relationships, I did kind of feel the rush of Icabod and Katrina’s relationship as well. Perhaps my problem is I like to see people’s feelings unfold rather than having this insta-attraction turn into love. Life rarely works that way – so I think I enjoy books where the characters have to work at it a bit, too. Spend some quality time together, you know.
Finally, there is the parallel of the legend; in the old version you have a reason the horseman showed up and the events transpired, but in modern-day it I believe the reason it was happening again was because all the right people in all the right place. That felt flimsy as a story-line, in my opinion. WHY did it happen again when all of the people were in the right place? Just because it was foretold, and that’s it?
The Verdict: I really, really wanted to love Crane. I was looking forward to reading it, and felt this was (is) the perfect season to read it in; however while I liked it, I didn’t love it. I have been told by mega-fans to keep reading. I do have Raven and Steam on my iPad, and I will likely continue with the series. Perhaps by the end this will be one of those series I re-read over and over again and discover all the things I missed in this first book and how they relate to the following – who knows.
I do think it’s worth your time, especially if you’re like me and enjoy a good retelling. Give it a chance, because you know – my opinions are my own, and there are many who loved this book!
Rated: 3 Stars
Rating: PG-13 – some sexual content, mild cussing
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I'll say right at the beginning, Crane by Stacey Rourke is a fabulous adaption in regards to Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless Horseman.Read more