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Raven Cursed: A Jane Yellowrock Novel (Jane Yellowrock Novels)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2012
I really enjoyed this. The last book ended on a pretty major cliffhanger. I seem to recall having to resist the urge to throw it across the room it was that bad. And so it was with eager anticipation that I began this story. And I can safely say, it was well worth the wait.

Jane is a very likeable MC. I love her Cherokee heritage, I love her cool, calm demeanour, I love that she's one of the boys and has absolutely no idea how strikingly exotic people find her to look at. As if it's every day you see a six foot leather-clad woman with hair to her waist and more weapons and ammo strapped to one thigh than the entire British Armed Forces combined. She just rocks!

The story was great once again and you'll be glad to hear we got some answers to the question raised by the aforementioned cliffhanger. Although perhaps not nearly as much resolution as one might have hoped. There are still many questions up in the air and decisions to be made where Ricky Bo is concerned. I just don't know what to make of his character at the moment. He has me all befuddled. I sort of fell in love with him somewhere around book two. Then the terrible events of book three happened, and now, although I kind of forgive him for that- he was only doing his job etc, etc- I just don't know if I can fully trust him. He never seems to be able to switch the undercover cop persona off and seems incapable of telling the whole truth or giving a straightforward answer. I don't know, time will tell on that one, I guess. But it's all very intriguing.

Faith's writing style continues to improve book on book it seems. I know a couple of people who have read book one and found it kind of slow and over explanatory. Faith is certainly a very descriptive writer and because of Beast and Jane's heightened senses we always get a veritable cacophony of sounds and smells described in vivid detail. Sometimes it can get a bit much, but most of it I found truly stunning. She has great flow and sentence structure and it really is a joy to read. As an action lover would I be tempted to cut down some of the descriptions and get moving with the action? Possibly. But as I said, credit where credit's due, she is without doubt excellent at her craft and even more so now that she's more comfortable writing Jane and Jane's world.

I also really got a blast out of Jane's inner conversations with Beast in this one. Beast-speak took some getting used to but now that I am, I just find Beast's confusion over the things Jane says and thinks hilarious. They provided many moments of comic relief.

I will be picking up the next book, Death's Rival, as soon as it hits the shelves which apparently is sooner than usual, 2012 sometime. Can I get a whoop whoop?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2013
I struggle to find good reads in this genre, there's a lot of cliched, predictable moralising rubbish out there unfortunately, this one however shows a good level of originality, is well written and even better the main character doesn't suddenly jump out of character to leap into bed with the first hot male that comes along. The plot twists and turns keep things interesting and the characters are well created, definitely worth a read.
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on 12 March 2014
Jane Yellowrock has been a great series, violent, intriguing and even a little sexy but not enough to shock the prude called Susan on another book's review. It'll be good to see how the twist of her 'skinwalker' identity becoming common knowledge will shape and twist future books. I woud recommend this for fantasty readers and anyone who just likes good ol' fashioned s+×÷ kicking violence in a book where no real people are taking ANY injuries!
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on 25 August 2013
I've enjoyed this series more with each book. I wasn't entirely sure about it for the first couple of books, I found her quite hard to like and some of her angst around the choices she'd made didn't really ring true given that she didn't walk away from what she was doing. However, with each book she seems to have become warmer and more human. Definitely a series worth reading for anyone who likes a genuinely strong female lead.
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on 19 March 2015
Hooked straight away.... love the thrills, the secrets, the twists and turns. The tension, love and anguish that builds from the characters you learn to love and sometimes hate, is fantastic.
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on 28 September 2013
A fan of the stories will follow this character through all the twists turns adventures ups and downs of her life to the bitter end totally hooked
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on 24 February 2014
Not as good as the first few, but still compulsory reading if you are a fan of the series. The next novel is worth waiting for...
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on 2 April 2014
I seriously love these books and with each one you fall further into Jane and Beast`s lives. I might be team Ricky-Bo!
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on 3 September 2014
Another fantastic novel in a brilliant series. If you like any form of urban fantasy you must try this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2012
never having read any of the jane yellowrock novels i decided to give one a try i enjoyed them so much i have bought others in the series
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