11 April 2013
Ravenous (The Ravening Book 1) by Erica Stevens Review
Short Review for a book I read a while ago, but loved!
What they say: The world didn’t end with a bang, didn’t go out in a ball of fire and fury. Nor did it end in ice, but in some strange way ice was the end; or maybe it was the beginning of something more.
Bethany is stunned and horrified when she finds herself suddenly alone in a world that was alive only moments before. Terrified, she flees into the streets of her town, looking for answers, and desperate to reach her family. Panicked, she is nearly captured by the monsters hunting her until Cade steps in to rescue her. Dark and distant, most people in school are weary of Cade, yet oddly fascinated by him. They had been close as children, but it has been years since Bethany has had any real contact with Cade. Inexplicably drawn to his dark presence, Bethany finds herself torn between her growing desire for Cade, and her boyfriend Bret’s unwavering love. As their situation becomes even more perilous Bethany struggles to come to terms with her past, her terrifying new reality, and her growing love for a boy that is powerful, mysterious, and deadly.
Young Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages fifteen and up.
What I say: I really liked this book. It was a combi of my fav things: a hot boy with a dark side, aliens, cool heroine and a world where people are taught to reach their full potential!
Bethy is a strong lead, who I liked. She did frustrate me at times, for example how she allows herself to be pushed into a relationship with Bret. Bret may love her but he's that typical friend figure who you shouldn't date.
Cade is a great hero (or anti-hero depending on your pov), he's a huge mystery who screams darkness.
I don't think this series has received enough attention and I hope more people give it a chance!
4 Stars in my Sky!
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