Sunday 24 May 2015

Chasing Ravens

2 Stars/5

When orphan Anouk is arranged to marry the worse man she could imagine at the age of 15 she decides to run away, and stumbles upon a village called Devya which she could make home. When a curse threatens Devya, Anouk ventures into the neighbouring magical forest to save them. In the Dark Woods she meets a handsome woodsman but it will take all her strength to survive.

Chasing Ravens is an OK light fantasy novel which has a Russian fairy tale feel, and is a quick read, but the pacing was very slow in the beginning of the book. It has action, adventure and a bit of romance. While the story idea was interesting, I didn’t particularly care what was going to happen next.

Anouk is a nice character, as she was courageous and determined to help those who were kind to her. I also liked most of the town folk of Devya but I wish we could have spent more time with them. However, the romance did not feel necessary and I did not feel any spark between the two of them.

Chasing Ravens is an OK read, and I would recommend to fans of very light fantasy novels. 

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