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Marked Raven: Raven Tales Book Two (The Raven Tales 2) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08NTQLRNN
- Publisher : Burns and Lea Media, LLC (January 12, 2021)
- Publication date : January 12, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1484 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 251 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,300,546 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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What I liked: Raven’s hellhound dog Beelz – a dachshund! Who can morph into a Great Dane when needed. Love that. Also enjoyed that he and the human detective are friends and help each other out (even when they’re frustrated with each other). In fact, this plot is so unique, so different, there’s not much about it that I didn’t love. It’s a fast read with something happening on every page. It’s laugh out loud funny at times with the banter and the touch of romance between Bram and Niela is perfect. The mystery about who is trying to kill Bram is also well done and keeps you guessing until the very end. And there’s just enough of a thread left dangling that, even though you’re satisfied with this one, you’re going to want to read more.
So, why not 5 stars?
Because it’s a little confusing. I didn’t realize this was the second book in a series and was a bit lost at the beginning even though the author explains that Bram was brought over from the fiction world. I would seriously recommend reading the first book in the series first. So much so, that I’m going to purchase a copy and read that one, then this one again.
Recommendation: Highly recommended. But I’d read the first one first, then get this one. A definite must read for anyone who enjoys paranormal mysteries that are fun and have a touch of romance.
Disclaimer: Disclosure of Material: I received a final and/or advanced reader copy of this book with the hope that I will leave my unbiased opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that… My Opinions. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
Marked Raven is, hands down, one of the most original stories I have ever read. When I started writing this review, I thought to myself, “How the heck am I supposed to express succinctly my thoughts on this book?” Never have I read a plot like this and I can confess now how much I loved it. There are loads of humorous lines, action galore, mystery, a bit of magic, a lot of paranormal, and the main character I couldn’t get enough of. Plot progression moved at a good pace with a full cast of characters. This has a film noir vibe which added to my enjoyment while reading. There were a few twists and turns I didn’t see coming. Before I knew it, the story was complete. I can’t wait to read more Raven Tales. If you love paranormal with a heavy dose of comedic banter, you’ll want to read Marked Raven. J.B. Dane is a paranormal author to binge-read and see what happens next. Highly recommend!
Disclaimer: I read this on Kindle Unlimited.
My Rating: 5 stars
The concept of this series is an original one: Bram Farrell is a successful fictional private investigator until his author, witch Calista Amberson uses her magic to pull Bram into the actual world. Now, he investigates his cases in real-time, using his smarts and a little hocus-pocus.
I’ll admit that when I started reading this book, I was confused because I didn’t fully understand what was going on. I’m glad I persevered because Marked Raven is an excellent blend of magic, mystery, and humor. It had a 1930s detective feel but with magic. Bram Farrell is full of smart-arse quips as he and his offsider Beelz, a hellhound in disguise as a dachshund, investigate a missing person case. The plot moves fast with an interesting blend of characters and shenanigans. This book would make a fantastic movie.
I enjoyed this book very much, although I’d recommend reading the series from the start.