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On the reading pile: Raven Born

All this indoor time is really cutting down my TBR pile. Here was me thinking I’d never get through them all but it’s finally happening. I’m not complaining, it gives endless excuses to buy new books!

There are lots of lesser-known authors releasing their first books at the moment and I’ve received a few invites to online release parties. If the books look good, I’m there, even just as a lurker.

That’s how I found Raven Born. The lady behind my website, book formatting and a whole host of big giveaways, Courtney Cannon, invited me to the release party of this book. Although I couldn’t make it to the party, I bought the book straight away.

Look at it. How gorgeous!

Harper King is being hunted by the government. Her crime? Being a shape-shifting, half-raven woman.

And she’s not the only one they’re after.

Supernatural beings like Harper are arrested every day, a fate she’s dodged so far. But when a single miscalculation lands her in a Naturalization camp, she must choose: be Naturalized or be killed.

Between magical wards that imprison her at the camp and a rebellion brewing, can she find a way to escape before her wings or her life are taken from her?

In a few days, Tyson Miller will be charged with murder.

Today, he’s just a human counselor at Camp Silver Lake. According to Tyson, his therapy makes all the difference for paranormals making the transition to Naturalized citizenship, even if it means encouraging them to give up their shifting abilities and powers.

But as he uncovers the dark history of Camp Silver Lake and the leaders’ mental instability, he’ll be forced to face a devastating truth:

He’s been fighting for the wrong side all this time.”

* * *

When I was younger, I watched the X-Men movies like some kind of junkie. When X2 came out, it created this addiction to supernaturals-on-the-run stories. They still have some seriously nostalgic appeal so when I read the blurb for this one, I thought: sold.

One day, I plan to write one of these stories too. Goodness knows 12-year-old me wrote plenty (but they’re not exactly fit for market). In the meantime, I’m happy enough to read other people’s stories to fill the void!

I actually haven’t found many stories that feature supernatural people running from human governments lately. It’s possible they are so far out of fashion that people just aren’t writing them anymore. Doesn’t that mean they’re due for a retro-style revival sometime soon? Something tells me I should start cobbling together a new series in this vein just in case they start getting popular again. Until I’m ready to address my chronic series-planning problem, I think I’ll do just that.

Raven Born is newly released and so high up on my TBR pile that it will only be a few weeks until I post its review. So, you can either hold out until the review is out or you can take a look at the book yourself on Amazon.

I have ridiculously high expectations for this book. Fingers crossed it meets them!

Thanks for reading!

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