Review: The Ravens Crossing, Book One by Amanda Corlies, Andi Lea, and West Thornhill

The Ravens Crossing by Amanda Corlies, Andi Lea, and West Thornhill
Title: The Ravens Crossing, Book One
Author: Amanda Corlies, Andi Lea, and West Thornhill
Cover Artist: Andi Lea
Publisher: The Raven Crossing
Reviewer: Sean
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Young Adult
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Allied
Length: Long Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Secrets are hard to keep, especially when you’re in high school, and the students at Wildwood High have been hiding more than most. But, when thirteen friends discover their families are keeping more secrets than the entire student body combined, they find themselves drawn together in a dangerous search for the truth. Wildwood is not the average trendy neighborhood, and The Ravens Crossing, the corner at its heart, is not an average crossing.

When the Thirteen begin to uncover strange events in the Grove, passing the next test suddenly involves more than reading from a textbook. While they come into their full Balance of Power as Earth, Air, Fire, Water, or Time Gaeas, their lives suddenly grow far more complicated. Life is no longer just about who’s crushing on whom and who’s afraid to commit. The Thirteen must learn to use their natural talents to navigate the treacherous secrets they have only just begun to uncover. Join Lucas, Riley, Morgan, Holly, Kaz, Quinn, Darci, Elliot, Sharon, Alex, Raiden, Hemp, and Tetsuya as they discover the importance of trust and what it truly means to have power.

The Ravens Crossing is a serialized, young adult, science fiction/fantasy adventure. This volume contains Season One stories in the order they were originally published at the companion website www.theravenscrossing.org.

Review:

Amazing adventure from different kids in this book. It reminded me a bit from The Secret Circle, a television show that was canceled last year or two. But, I can tell you; The Raven Crossing was far way better than The Secret Circle. It had everything that was suitable for young adult readers. The authors did amazing job describing each characters’ POV without confusing me. It was my first time reading this kind of style. I was very glad the authors decided to create an e-book version of The Raven Crossing since I didn’t like to read stories online. I prefer on my e-reader device. 🙂

If I had to choose which characters were my favorite it’d have to be Morgan and Holly. I actually loved Sharon and Alex. Hell, I loved them all. I was more interested in Suya, though. He needed more stories and he was very private person in the book. This book was almost 200,000 words and it was awesome. Full stories that showed the perfect pace and kept me connected from the beginning to the ending.

The magic the characters had was really cool. It wasn’t exactly original, but the authors managed to make it their own ideas without any hint of borrowing ideas from other stories that had done the elements powers. I especially loved Lucas’ and Alex’ powers.

The kids’ parents, aunts, and uncles…well adults! Were really annoyed with their “I can’t tell you more.” So many secrets I couldn’t wait for it to be revealed in next book. You just have to get the book and read them. Yes, it was long but worth the time to read. Each romance scenes were wonderful. It was what the ideal teenagers would have acted. Like I said, it was perfect for Young Adult readers. The sex scenes were fading into black type and it worked really well.

At the ending, I was thrilled to see an additional character and can’t wait to learn more about her in book two. The authors put plenty of diversity in this book. It had all, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, and much more that I am sure it’ll be shown in next season (book two) or third season (book three).

Highly recommended to both adults and young adults.