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Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.


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Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.

30 review for The Ravens

  1. 4 out of 5

    megs_bookrack

    **2.5-stars** I'm so sorry, y'all. I really wanted to love this. The Ravens has so many great elements that I thought would really work for me, but unfortunately, it just didn't. The story alternates between two perspectives, Scarlett Winters and Vivi Deveraux. Scarlett is a legacy Raven at Westerly College, aiming for the slot of Sorority President, like her mother and sister before her. Vivi is a freshman, who is shocked when she receives a bid to join the exclusive Sorority. From what she gathere **2.5-stars** I'm so sorry, y'all. I really wanted to love this. The Ravens has so many great elements that I thought would really work for me, but unfortunately, it just didn't. The story alternates between two perspectives, Scarlett Winters and Vivi Deveraux. Scarlett is a legacy Raven at Westerly College, aiming for the slot of Sorority President, like her mother and sister before her. Vivi is a freshman, who is shocked when she receives a bid to join the exclusive Sorority. From what she gathered at the rush party, she's not really Kappa Rho Nu material. But the sisters saw something in Vivi and that something happens to be, great power. Magical power. The Ravens are witches, each and every one of them. Vivi didn't even realize she was a witch. Her mother had always dappled in occult practices, but Vivi assumed it was all an act. Apparently not. After rush, Vivi's pledge class are assigned their Bigs and then set about learning not just the history of the Sorority, but everything else they need to know about being a proper Raven. I was so excited when I started this novel. I am an alumnae member of a Sorority and was looking forward to getting nostalgic about rush and all the amazing time and friendships that followed. While initially, I did get a few of those feels, I wasn't sure if I was suppose to be taking this seriously or not. I am not sure how best to explain what I mean by this. It was like I couldn't quite interpret the tone. From there, the story was just sort of all over the place for me. I had moments when I was really into it and a lot of moments where I couldn't care less. Around the middle I could tell, it just wasn't for me. I felt nothing for the characters and I didn't feel like any part of the plot was particularly compelling. There were two male characters who were basically interchangeable for me. I could really only tell which one as in any particular scene when another character said their name. That's never a good sign. Bottom line, this just wasn't the right story for me. I never connected with it and was happy when it was over. As I always say however, just because it wasn't the right book for me, doesn't mean it won't be the right book for you. If you think the synopsis sounds intriguing, pick it up and give it a go! Thank you so much to the audiobook publisher, RB Media, for providing me with a copy to read and review. I always appreciate the opportunity to provide my thoughts.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Emma☀️

    2.5 stars This took 84 years to finish but I finally did it! It wasn’t bad per se, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The premise was intriguing and I loved the idea of a sorority being a front to hide a witches' coven. But the execution and plot were disappointing and lackluster. Sisterhood was a central theme throughout the novel and I liked how everyone supported each other. It’s gratifying to see all the Kappa sisters stand up for each other and kick butt. There was one incident that did not scream 2.5 stars This took 84 years to finish but I finally did it! It wasn’t bad per se, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The premise was intriguing and I loved the idea of a sorority being a front to hide a witches' coven. But the execution and plot were disappointing and lackluster. Sisterhood was a central theme throughout the novel and I liked how everyone supported each other. It’s gratifying to see all the Kappa sisters stand up for each other and kick butt. There was one incident that did not scream sisterhood for me, I will get into this later. In terms of the plot, it was rather predictable and I figured out who the culprit was pretty early on. The rest of the story was enjoyable despite this. Diversity was handled rather strangely in the novel. As soon as a character was introduced on-page, they were only described by their skin color and nothing else. The only thing I knew about that character was that they were POC or white. This felt like it was bordering on tokenism. Scarlett: Wow, I loved her! She was ambitious, determined and had all her priorities sorted out. Initially, she was really catty but that is to be expected when you have so much pressure resting on your shoulders. Scarlett had to deal with pressure from her family to become Kappa’s president, overlooking the sorority’s initiations, as well as balance her relationship with Mason. Girl’s got a lot on her plate. I loved Scarlett’s character growth. By the end of the book, she had so many terrible things thrown at her yet she still continued to stand tall. Vivi: She was just so bland. If it weren’t for Scarlett, I would have stopped reading because Vivi’s chapters were so dry. Vivi, unfortunately, suffered from a case of the “I’m not like other girls” trope. She’s described as awkward and not Kappa material. Vivi’s lived her whole life without knowing she’s a witch, and of course we find out her magic is powerful. Of course, she is one of the strongest earth magic users. Of course. I’m totally not salty here. Remember I mentioned something about sisterhood earlier on? Well, Vivi was part of that incident. Vivi would flirt with Mason, knowing full well that he’s with Scarlett. That doesn’t scream sisterhood to me. I lost a lot of respect for her then. The romance was so unnecessary. The two love interests were interchangeable and had no personality. What I did not like was that Scarlett and Vivi’s dislike for each other stemmed from a guy. Please, we’re tired of this trope. Let it rest! The book would’ve been so much better without the boy drama. (view spoiler)[The one thing that really annoyed me was that Mason dumped Scarlett (his girlfriend for a couple of years, may I add) for Vivi after they had a couple of interactions with each other? There wasn’t any chemistry whatsoever. It was so unrealistic. Scarlett deserved better. (hide spoiler)] I am so disappointed because I really wanted to love this book. The premise was everything I wanted but unfortunately, everything else fell flat. Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Claude's Bookzone

    CW: (view spoiler)[Death of loved ones, blood, gore, terminal illness (cancer), animal death as part of magic ritual. (hide spoiler)] Well, once the actual witchy stuff started I was quite engaged, however, it took too long to get to that point and I expect that this slow beginning may result in some DNFs. I understand that the scene needed to be set and characters introduced but this felt unnecessarily long. It is also undoubtedly a YA story with ample high school type snark and drama. That bein CW: (view spoiler)[Death of loved ones, blood, gore, terminal illness (cancer), animal death as part of magic ritual. (hide spoiler)] Well, once the actual witchy stuff started I was quite engaged, however, it took too long to get to that point and I expect that this slow beginning may result in some DNFs. I understand that the scene needed to be set and characters introduced but this felt unnecessarily long. It is also undoubtedly a YA story with ample high school type snark and drama. That being said I liked the conflict that was introduced and the slightly sinister vibe that came with it. A bit more spell casting would have been preferable but not for the beauty makeovers we had to endure. The concept of the magic system and coven were quite good and I am interested to see where the author takes book two.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bertie (LuminosityLibrary)

    I always love books that focus on witches, and this one is about a sorority that hides a coven! It took me a while to get into this book, but despite its faults, the excellent second half and the perfect amount of witchiness left me thoroughly entertained. Kappa Rho Nu isn't an average sorority. It hides a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, who's using university to get away from her eccentric mother, the sorority is a place to redefine herself. For Scarlett, who's part of a legacy family, it m I always love books that focus on witches, and this one is about a sorority that hides a coven! It took me a while to get into this book, but despite its faults, the excellent second half and the perfect amount of witchiness left me thoroughly entertained. Kappa Rho Nu isn't an average sorority. It hides a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, who's using university to get away from her eccentric mother, the sorority is a place to redefine herself. For Scarlett, who's part of a legacy family, it means leaving up to expectations. When dark secrets begin to emerge, and someone threatens everything, the sisters must work together to keep their coven safe. History always comes back around again to cause trouble, and wow there's a lot of trouble here. You've got an interesting magic system based around elements and tarot cards, secrets that come back to haunt you, and a threatening aura of dark magic on the horizon. I love the plot, the magic system, and the atmosphere a lot. The first part of the book was more difficult to get into. Vivi and Scarlett's rivalry begins over a boring man. A trope I don't enjoy. Also, the way diversity is handled is strange. Everyone's is described in detail, but their identity has no impact on their character. Sometimes the only thing I knew about someone was that they were white, or East Asian. It's heading too far into tokenism for me. You've got the potential for a large cast of found family here, but they aren't developed enough. Despite this, one character I did love was Scarlett; her development was superb. She went through hell in this book, and I'm glad to see her on the other side. CW: Violence, Death, Terminal Illness (Thanks to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for providing an advance readers copy in exchange for an honest review.) If you enjoy witchy fantasy you should check out my Blog. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mara YA Mood Reader

    Finally college life! But mostly I’m just here because Ravens and Kass Morgan 01/15/2020

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Sledge

    Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for an audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review. College can be a real witch, literally. The sisters at Kappa Rho Nu also known as the Ravens are members of the most powerful coven in the world. Scarlett is a junior at Westerly who come from a long line of Ravens. She even hopes to be the president of the Ravens her senior year as long as everything goes smoothly. When a banished ex-coven member returns to reak havock on her former sisters, Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for an audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review. College can be a real witch, literally. The sisters at Kappa Rho Nu also known as the Ravens are members of the most powerful coven in the world. Scarlett is a junior at Westerly who come from a long line of Ravens. She even hopes to be the president of the Ravens her senior year as long as everything goes smoothly. When a banished ex-coven member returns to reak havock on her former sisters, will the secrets she carries spell trouble for Scarlett and her sisters? Vivi, a fresh faced freshman is pulled into the Ravens as a pledge who had no former knowledge of magic. Even with the promise of witchcraft, Vivi is most excited by the promise of sisters and somewhere to call home. Her mother moved her around frequently as she grew up, but Vivi always chalked it up to paranoia. As she immerses herself further into the coven Vivi begins to uncover there was much more to her mother moving them around and that her mother may not be the tarot fraud Vivi always thought she was. Guys, this book is magical. It consumed my world as I was listening to it, and whenever I couldn't I was thinking about when I would be able to listen again. The magic system is phenomenal and it was great to see tarot utalized for more than just telling the future. I was sure the characters would be the typical "my poo don't stink, I hate new girls and plan on making their life hell because someone did that to me" and "I would do literally anything to be a part of this"; but I was massively wrong. The authors really ran with the thought of sisterhood and it shows. While of course there are some growing pains, these girls really come together and grow. The story itself had me guessing(incorrectly might I add) until the very end and it all tied together in the end in a way that is super rare for young adult books. I am salivating for the sequel and will just be sitting here eager for every tidbit until it's released(I'm looking at you cover reveal!). In closing, five magical stars for the first book in a new series. I recommend this book for anyone 12+(there is a bit of violence and romance) who loves fantasy or magic. If you loved These Witches Don't Burn you'll devour this like I did. Let me know which suit of the cards you think your magic would be, I personally believe I would be a swords witch(air affinity).

  7. 5 out of 5

    ❀ Alex ❀ (The Scribe Owl)

    4.25/5 stars A million thanks to Edelweiss for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! This review is based off an advance copy, so some things might be changed on publishing. This book called to me as soon as I saw it on Edelweiss! I love anything paranormal, especially witches, and a college story isn’t something you see very often in YA. This was a nice shakeup of my normal reads and I’d definitely recommend it! Vivi hasn’t ever stayed in one place long enough to make friends, drifting all ov 4.25/5 stars A million thanks to Edelweiss for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! This review is based off an advance copy, so some things might be changed on publishing. This book called to me as soon as I saw it on Edelweiss! I love anything paranormal, especially witches, and a college story isn’t something you see very often in YA. This was a nice shakeup of my normal reads and I’d definitely recommend it! Vivi hasn’t ever stayed in one place long enough to make friends, drifting all over the country at her mother’s whims. So when she is accepted into Westerly, a college in Savanah, Georgia, she’s eager to stay on campus for four whole years. But little does she know that the glamorous sorority of Kappa Rho Nu has a secret: they’re a coven of witches. Scarlett is a legacy Raven who has known she was a witch for as long as she could remember. Pledge this year means living up to her mother’s expectations and becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as Big and Little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into a world much darker than either of them expected. The only part of the story that fell a little flat for me was the writing. It was a little info dump-y at the beginning and repetitive the whole way through. There were just a couple instances when I was a little confused with the story, such as how Vivi went from having no magic to some magic. Was that the vague studying montage? I just wish we had more information, though that could be fixed in post. The best part of this book was the storyline. I loved the creative, fresh take on witches, and college is just the icing on the cake! It kept my eyes glued to the screen of my kindle and unable to put it down. All in all, this was a perfect fresh take of witches! The college life and magic mixed so well and creatively that I had I hard time putting it down. I would definitely recommend this and I hope you love it as much as I do! Content and trigger warnings: Blood, death, loss of a loved one, and violence.

  8. 5 out of 5

    The Clever Reader

    ** A huge Thank You to NG for approving me for the audiobook for The Ravens in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad I got the opportunity to listen to the audiobook for The Ravens! This dark YA fantasy was just what I needed. I enjoyed this unique story with all its twists and turns. The gothic feel of the sorority house has me looking for a sign up sheet! How do I pledge Kappa Rho Nu? So much happened in this fast-paced story. I enjoyed having duel POV's between Scarlett and Vivi. I like ** A huge Thank You to NG for approving me for the audiobook for The Ravens in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad I got the opportunity to listen to the audiobook for The Ravens! This dark YA fantasy was just what I needed. I enjoyed this unique story with all its twists and turns. The gothic feel of the sorority house has me looking for a sign up sheet! How do I pledge Kappa Rho Nu? So much happened in this fast-paced story. I enjoyed having duel POV's between Scarlett and Vivi. I liked that they came from different backgrounds, one knowing who she is and one discovering who she is. There were some big twists and surprises along the way that helped lend to the mystery of what was happening at the school and among the girls of the Kappa house. I hope there are more books in this world because I feel like there is so much more we can discover about these witches! If you're looking for an original dark YA fantasy than I definitely recommend this one! I'd also recommend the audio. It was really well done and even though there are two different POV's done by one narrator it is really well developed and the reader can easily differentiate between the chapters.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach

    Enjoyable YA story. Liked all the characters. Wish we had gotten more into the history of the Ravens. Looking forward to the next one!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lou

    The Ravens is the first instalment of a young adult fantasy series of the same name and is the perfect read to curl up with during spooky season. It is told from the alternating perspectives of two students at the prestigious Westerly college in Savannah, Georgia. They are both part of a coven of witches covertly hiding in plain sight disguised as sorority sisters. Vivi is new and hoping to use her move to Westerly as an opportunity to reinvent herself. Sick of being dragged around the country b The Ravens is the first instalment of a young adult fantasy series of the same name and is the perfect read to curl up with during spooky season. It is told from the alternating perspectives of two students at the prestigious Westerly college in Savannah, Georgia. They are both part of a coven of witches covertly hiding in plain sight disguised as sorority sisters. Vivi is new and hoping to use her move to Westerly as an opportunity to reinvent herself. Sick of being dragged around the country by her eccentric fortune-telling mother, Vivi wants to finally settle down somewhere and make friends. Scarlett is a senior member of the Kappa Rho Nu sorority with her life meticulously planned out in front of her and one main goal – excel at everything in order to impress her mother and sister, both former presidents of Kappa. Kappa is no ordinary sorority. Rather, it is a convenient front for one of the most influential covens in the world and only the most powerful witches are invited to join its ranks. This year, Vivi is among them (much to her shock) but a series of misunderstandings immediately set her and Scarlett at odds with one another. However, a number of dark events in the sorority’s recent past seem to be coming back to haunt the current crop of witches and the sisters of Kappa Rho Nu are going to need one another’s strength more than ever to overcome the evil they are facing. But are all of them to be trusted? This is a captivating YA fantasy which moves at a brisk pace and is nicely plotted, however, there is a bit of an infodump at the very beginning in order to set the scene, introduce the characters and impart the backstories, but it is worth continuing if you can manage to get past an issue often associated with the first book in a series. It's a relatively lighthearted, fun and easy read and one that can be devoured in a few short hoursm and what could be more fitting than a tale of witches living among humans this spooky season? Whilst it is predictable from early on in the narrative, I found didn't stop me gaining enjoyment out of it and it did throw up some twists in the tale that I hadn't foreseen. An entertaining and interesting take on the supernatural spellmakers, complete with some pretty solid characterisation. Many thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for an ARC.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    The premise of The Ravens is a fun one and it's a book that would be great adapted into a shop on the CW or Netflix. It follows a sorority that is secretly a coven of witches, with each author writing a different character perspective. Vivi is an incoming freshman excited to start fresh and stay in one place after a nomadic childhood with her tarot-reading mother. When she's asked to pledge the Ravens, she has no idea what she's in for. Meanwhile Scarlett is gunning to be the next president of t The premise of The Ravens is a fun one and it's a book that would be great adapted into a shop on the CW or Netflix. It follows a sorority that is secretly a coven of witches, with each author writing a different character perspective. Vivi is an incoming freshman excited to start fresh and stay in one place after a nomadic childhood with her tarot-reading mother. When she's asked to pledge the Ravens, she has no idea what she's in for. Meanwhile Scarlett is gunning to be the next president of the sorority and has her future perfectly planned out. And something about Vivi rubs her the wrong way. This is full of drama, danger, and (not-so-unexpected) twists, and would certainly make a fun show. I mostly had fun with the story, but the early pacing of the book is a little slow and the twist was pretty obvious with quite a lot of foreshadowing. There's also an element I didn't totally love involving (view spoiler)[ Vivi having a thing for for Scarlett's very recent ex-boyfriend. He's showing interest in her literally RIGHT AFTER breaking up with Scarlett which made it hard to root for them. (hide spoiler)] Also the school is set in the South (though it feels pretty generic) and Scarlett is Black, but it's all written as if race is a non-factor beyond literal skin color. And honestly it feels a little tone deaf to not at the very least nod to the reality of racial tensions, especially right now given that this is set in the ACTUAL American South, not a fantasy world. That said, overall it's a fun, escapist book and I think people will enjoy it. I received an advance copy of this book for review via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    I couldn't get enough of this book! It gripped me from the first chapter and I wanted to devour it immediately. I liked the characters, the mystery, and the magic. It was fun, fast paced, and well written. Vivi has no idea that magic is real, she's just trying to make a life on her own without her mom's interference. When she discovers that the sorority she pledged is actually a coven of witches, Vivi feels like she finally belongs somewhere. Scarlett has grown up with magic her whole life and i I couldn't get enough of this book! It gripped me from the first chapter and I wanted to devour it immediately. I liked the characters, the mystery, and the magic. It was fun, fast paced, and well written. Vivi has no idea that magic is real, she's just trying to make a life on her own without her mom's interference. When she discovers that the sorority she pledged is actually a coven of witches, Vivi feels like she finally belongs somewhere. Scarlett has grown up with magic her whole life and is preparing to lead her sorority when dark magic starts attacking her house. Both girls are thrust into the chaos of finding out who's behind the kidnapping of their sister, while also clashing with each other over their differences and jealousies. Scarlett had her moments where I thought she was unnecessarily mean to Vivi, but I also could see where she was coming from. Having your new sister crush on your very recent ex would be difficult and it wasn't nice of Vivi either. However, Jackson is a good match for Scarlett and I'm hoping we'll see more of them in the next book. He can be abrasive like Scarlett, but they click and have some nice chemistry. The mystery behind the dark magic was something I partially guessed, but not completely and it still had some interesting twists. I'm really looking forward to the next book to see what else the coven gets up to! I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Woc Reader

    If you haven't heard of The Ravens it's a story about sorority which is actually a secret coven. The story follows two sorority sisters Vivi Deveraux, a freshman and Scarlett Winters, a junior. While Vivi has come to Westerly to escape her mother and find stability she stumbles upon something much greater when she discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Scarlett comes from a legacy of witches having been raised her whole life to be a Raven like her mother and older sister. This year her b If you haven't heard of The Ravens it's a story about sorority which is actually a secret coven. The story follows two sorority sisters Vivi Deveraux, a freshman and Scarlett Winters, a junior. While Vivi has come to Westerly to escape her mother and find stability she stumbles upon something much greater when she discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Scarlett comes from a legacy of witches having been raised her whole life to be a Raven like her mother and older sister. This year her biggest goal is to become the sorority president like her family members before her. The story is set on a Southern college campus but I'll be honest and say I didn't feel much Southern vibes and it could've been set elsewhere and felt more realistic. I get what they were going for setting it in Savannah because it's America's most haunted city but some things felt off to me. Outside of the few mentions of gothic architecture here and there it could've easily been set at a college up north or on the west coast and had the same vibes. Or it could've even been set at an elite boarding school since at times I got more high school than college vibes. At times I felt like it was a little too politically correct. Granted I never went to college in The South but even here in the north there is a little racial tension between the different races at time. They really went out of their way to point out how diverse this predominantly white institution (PWI) is by always mentioning people around campus of different races. And in the sorority of itself you have Scarlett who is Black and who has family history rooted in Kappa Rho Nu. With Greek life being notoriously exclusive and other races having had to create their own sororities to have a place on campus it was a little hard to believe so many girls of different races were legacies. And in this book kind of side steps race while trying to show diversity. I understand not wanting to lean into oppression all the time but let's not pretend racism exists in an environment where it's known for being present. The magic system is easy to understand. There are four types of witches which include Cups, Wands, Pentacles, and Swords. Each have their own element they are strongest working with. Swords are the air sign, Cups are the water sign, Pentacles are the earth sign, and Wands are the fire sign. Each sign is aligned with it's own deck of tarot cards which can be used to cast spells. Though the tarot cards are more of a pretty prop as when a witch has control of her powers she doesn't need to draw on them. Let's talk about what sparks a rivalry between Vivi and Scarlett. It's not just the rich girl/poor girl dynamic that causes tension. Scarlett being the queen of campus is dating the hottest guy from a popular fraternity. Of how I disliked Mason and his summer growth. Yes, people change as they get older and realize things they thought they cared about before really don't interest them at all anymore. He went away for one summer and started acting brand new. All of a sudden he's so above all the shallowness of everyone around him after his privileged summer of backpacking through Europe without a care in the world. So he returns to campus and moves in on the impressionable freshman girl and continues to pursue her despite knowing she's joining a sorority with the girl he's still dating. Not sure why either girl wanted him because he was rather bland. All in all The Ravens is an entertaining guilty pleasure kind of book with some twists I didn't expect sprinkled in the last half. It starts off slow setting up the world around the girls but the mystery really kicks off in the last half and we get to see the girls in action. The magic gives me Charmed vibes with rhyming spells, gathering herbs and other ingredients, scrying to find things, etc. I thought the tarot card aspect was cool and liked that it was explained early on but I wanted to see if go deeper and explore their specific powers outside of them tapping into their powers together as a whole. I found Scarlett to be more fleshed out than Vivi though Vivi got more interesting to me after the 60% mark. I would watch a movie or series based on this book. And this being an Alloy Entertainment production I'm sure a series or movie is already in the works. Originally posted at https://womenofcolorreadtoo.blogspot....

  14. 5 out of 5

    Becca

    For me this was a disappointment. I loved the concept - a sorority full of witches? Count me in. The execution wasn't great though, to be completely honest. The book follows Vivi, a freshman, and Scarlett, a junior, both witches at Westerly College. Vivi doesn't know she's a witch - she grew up moving from place to place, living in crappy apartments with her mother who always moved them on due to 'funny feelings'. Scarlett is the opposite - her mother and older sister were both presidents of The For me this was a disappointment. I loved the concept - a sorority full of witches? Count me in. The execution wasn't great though, to be completely honest. The book follows Vivi, a freshman, and Scarlett, a junior, both witches at Westerly College. Vivi doesn't know she's a witch - she grew up moving from place to place, living in crappy apartments with her mother who always moved them on due to 'funny feelings'. Scarlett is the opposite - her mother and older sister were both presidents of The Ravens, and if Scarlett doesn't follow in her footsteps then she'll be a huge disappointment. So you have the innocent sweet girl who is a bit socially awkward with no fashion sense and the mean girl who seems to have it all. That's just the first of the clichés. One of the things I disliked the most about this book was that it always introduced characters by their skin colour - there's nothing really wrong with this but given Scarlett has deep brown skin her race wasn't exactly explored at all. I don't know, the diversity just felt a little bit token to me. There's a love triangle as Scarlett's boyfriend Mason takes an interest in Vivi after going travelling for a summer and completely changing his values. Mason is bland. Mason is boring. Mason flirts with Vivi before he's finished things with Scarlett. And honestly given this sorority is all about girls being close and supportive, Vivi flirting back was just not cool. Anyway, wish I liked this better. For a book set in college it felt very high school. There were some good bits but I don't think I'll be reading more of this series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    AtenRa

    Oh my. This book. I really thought it would be one of my 2020 faves. Not only does it play on sorority books nostalgia like The Ivy or Private series which I really enjoyed, but also...witches?? I mean, seriously. This sounds perfect, right up my alley. And until around halfway I thought it would be good. Not the best, but a fun, enjoyable read. But it started going downhill from there real fast. Even though the girls are supposedly in college, the vibe was definitely high school. Vivi, the main fe Oh my. This book. I really thought it would be one of my 2020 faves. Not only does it play on sorority books nostalgia like The Ivy or Private series which I really enjoyed, but also...witches?? I mean, seriously. This sounds perfect, right up my alley. And until around halfway I thought it would be good. Not the best, but a fun, enjoyable read. But it started going downhill from there real fast. Even though the girls are supposedly in college, the vibe was definitely high school. Vivi, the main female character, was this doe-eyed, innocent, quirky little girl (really? can this trope just die already?) who has absolutely no awareness of what is happening around her and has the personality of a napkin. She was really boring to read and a ridiculously weak character. There was a scene where she was siting alone at a party and the guy she likes asks her "What are you doing here alone?". Her first thought was that that question would have mortified "Old Her" because she saw it as an acknowledgement of her awkwardness and friendlessness. I mean, what the hell? Just because someone asks you why are you sitting somewhere, it triggers such feelings of unworthiness? That's stupid! Vivi is supposed to be 19 years old, a college girl, a young woman, and she is floored when someone asks her "Why are you sitting alone?" Oh, right. That's the "Old Vivi". Meaning the Vivi from 10 pages ago, who suddenly changed her whole personality and she doesn't mind these kind of questions. How many eye rolls can I possibly insert here? 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 Scarlett on the other hand, I liked. She was strong and assertive and way more interesting to read. Yes, she was a total bitch in the beginning, but I knew what I was signing up for. We're talking coven/sorority, of course there's going to be bitchiness. Except for her, all the other characters were soooo dull. The love interest was interest in name only. Mason was an underdeveloped character who did not know what he wanted. Or rather he knew, but he went at it completely the wrong way and that made him immediately unlikeable to me. The other sorority girls were pretty much one person, they all just blended together after a while, and Vivi's mum had absolutely no backstory to justify her words and actions. Overall, The Ravens started off as a mildly entertaining YA read (meh, more like middle grade if I'm being honest) and ended up as something I had a very hard time finishing. It was like the authors skipped 10 years of character and story development when they wrote the second half, and I could no longer connect with the book. Not for me :/

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Fetters

    "You can be the most powerful Witch in the world if you believe in yourself and you believe in your sisters. But being the best Witch and being the best Raven aren't one in the same." Witches are some of my favorite people to read about. I mean, they say you read what you know... But there was something that stuck out to me with this one and I've had excitement building and building since I read about it. I was nervous to see how they would handle a Sorority full of powerful Witches and they pull "You can be the most powerful Witch in the world if you believe in yourself and you believe in your sisters. But being the best Witch and being the best Raven aren't one in the same." Witches are some of my favorite people to read about. I mean, they say you read what you know... But there was something that stuck out to me with this one and I've had excitement building and building since I read about it. I was nervous to see how they would handle a Sorority full of powerful Witches and they pulled this off excellently. This book was amazing! Everything about this book was magnificent. The Sorority and its many hidden secrets, the characters, and the mystery was spectacular. It pulled you into the story and left you wanting to do nothing else except finish this book to seek out the answers to your burning questions. This book was that amazing. The Ravens was so damn good and I can't wait to see how this concludes with book two. Paige and Morgan are writing powerhouses and together they are going to take over the mother f'in world! Just remember to never underestimate powerful women! And if you do, we bite back (Or we'll cast a spell)!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    As soon as I heard about this book, I was excited for it. Witches in a sorority? Sign me up. The fact that this book gave me vibes of the tv show Sabrina was just a bonus. In this book you'll meet Vivi, the young and innocent girl who has no idea of her powers. She doesn't know she's a witch let alone that magic exists. She's going to college after a life of moving around with her mom, always being the new girl. This time, she's older and wants it to be different. She still feels a bit apart fro As soon as I heard about this book, I was excited for it. Witches in a sorority? Sign me up. The fact that this book gave me vibes of the tv show Sabrina was just a bonus. In this book you'll meet Vivi, the young and innocent girl who has no idea of her powers. She doesn't know she's a witch let alone that magic exists. She's going to college after a life of moving around with her mom, always being the new girl. This time, she's older and wants it to be different. She still feels a bit apart from the beautiful girls she sees there. So when she gets invited to join in this elite sorority that every girl seem to admire, she has questions. There she meets a few witches. Among them is Scarlett (which we also have the POV), a witch who wants to be the next sorority's President. At first, Scarlett really isn't happy to have to teach Vivi, the girl who didn't seem to want to be one of them. However, when a witch goes missing, both girls are going to be on the look-out and will do pretty much anything to get to the truth. For most of the book I thought I knew what the reveal was going to be like but then this book surprised me and proved me wrong. Overall, I'm glad I got to listen to this book! It was pretty fun and entertaining. I was interested to see where it was going and I'll be happy to read the next book in the series (even though I'm not sure what the plot is going to be) once it comes out :) (Thank you for letting me read and review an ARC via Netgalley)

  18. 5 out of 5

    nova ☼

    anyone else see the word RAVEN and immediately think, "ah yes another raven book i must read this." anyone else see the word RAVEN and immediately think, "ah yes another raven book i must read this."

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alaina

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ever since I knew The Ravens was going to be a book, I was instantly intrigued. I really wanted to get the ARC of it just so I could dive into those wonderful and mysterious pages. Luckily for me, I got the audio ARC and didn't hesitate (much) to dive into it. In it, you will meet Vivi. She was kind of like Sabrina the Teenage witch.. but not really. Mostly because she didn't know that she was a witch or that she had powers I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ever since I knew The Ravens was going to be a book, I was instantly intrigued. I really wanted to get the ARC of it just so I could dive into those wonderful and mysterious pages. Luckily for me, I got the audio ARC and didn't hesitate (much) to dive into it. In it, you will meet Vivi. She was kind of like Sabrina the Teenage witch.. but not really. Mostly because she didn't know that she was a witch or that she had powers. So, I guess.. Vivi is more like Harry Potter since he didn't know he was a wizard and thought it was completely normal for a glass to be missing and a snake slithering away from it's closure. Details. Besides her, we get to know Scarlett.. who is a witch and ends up being Vivi's big in their witchy sorority. I'm not going to lie, Scarlett was a bitch for most of this book which can be a good or bad thing depending on your mood or the situation in the book. It was clear to me that her and Vivi weren't going to instantly connect or anything. So I was intrigued to see how that was going to be. Then there's this mystery on top of it all. I had so many suspects for the bad guy and once it was revealed.. I kind of was like - okay, let's move on. Don't get me wrong, I liked the book and it was entertaining.. I just had a lot of questions forming in my mind while reading this. I'm hoping that I will get some answers in the next book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gobookmart

    Follow Google News : https://news.google.com/publications/... The Ravens is the 1st novel of a young adult fantasy series and is the ideal read during the current creepy season. It is told from the different viewpoints of two students at the renowned Westerly college in Savannah, Georgia. They both are part of a coven of witches secretively hiding in plain sight camouflaged as sorority sisters. Vivi is new and wanting to utilize her move to Westerly as an occasion to reexamine herself. Tired of be Follow Google News : https://news.google.com/publications/... The Ravens is the 1st novel of a young adult fantasy series and is the ideal read during the current creepy season. It is told from the different viewpoints of two students at the renowned Westerly college in Savannah, Georgia. They both are part of a coven of witches secretively hiding in plain sight camouflaged as sorority sisters. Vivi is new and wanting to utilize her move to Westerly as an occasion to reexamine herself. Tired of being hauled around the nation by her flighty fortune-telling mother, Vivi needs to at long last settle down some place and make companions. Scarlett is a senior individual from the Kappa Rho Nu sorority with her life carefully arranged out before her and one fundamental objective – excel at everything to dazzle her mom and sister, both previous leaders of Kappa. Kappa is no conventional sorority. rather, it is an advantageous front for one of the most compelling covens on the planet and just the most impressive witches are welcome to join its positions. This year, Vivi is among them yet a series of mistaken assumptions promptly set her and Scarlett at odds with each other. however, various dark occasions in the sorority’s recent past appear to be causing issues down the road for the current crop of witches and the sisters of Kappa Rho Nu will require each other’s solidarity like never before to beat the evil they are confronting. but can we trust every one of them? This is a charming young adult fantasy which moves at fast pace and is pleasantly plotted, however, there is somewhat of an infodump at the early stage to lay the right foundation, present the characters and grant the backstories. It’s a relatively lighthearted, fun and simple read and one that can be read in a couple of short hours and what could be more fitting than a story of witches living among people this creepy season? While it is predictable from almost the beginning of the story, I found it didn’t stop me from enjoying it and it did throw a few twists in the story that I hadn’t anticipated. An engaging and fascinating interpretation of the Follow us : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GoBookMart1/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/gobookmart2 Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/gobookmart/

  21. 4 out of 5

    anna ✩

    4 stars! Thank you to Edelweiss and the Publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Ravens has everything. It's a story about sorority girls at Westerley who are witches. There's magic, there's intrigue, there's friendship, there's betrayal, there's twists and turns. The premise of this draws you in but the actual story will keep you locked in from the very first page. Vivi Deveraux is just starting at Westerley and she is hoping this will be the year her life fi 4 stars! Thank you to Edelweiss and the Publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Ravens has everything. It's a story about sorority girls at Westerley who are witches. There's magic, there's intrigue, there's friendship, there's betrayal, there's twists and turns. The premise of this draws you in but the actual story will keep you locked in from the very first page. Vivi Deveraux is just starting at Westerley and she is hoping this will be the year her life finally changes to something she is excited about. Scarlett Winters is hoping to live up to her mother's expectations and become the president of the sorority. But Scarlett has a dark secret and Vivi is a naive new witch who doesn't even know she has powers. When Vivi starts to pledge Scarlett's sorority, things around campus start to get weird. Overall this is a fun story about friendship and magic and the power of working together with your friends. It is interesting and entertaining all throughout. I must advise though that there are some parts in the book that may be slightly annoying to you as a reader if you are like me. When it comes to female friendships, I hate it when authors pit women against each other for no particular reason or because of boys. There is a part at the beginning of this book where it seems that this was the path the authors were going to take and it really started to let me down. However I decided to push through and was glad I did! There is a clear development arc and the friendships grows to be a really nice element of the book. If you are looking for an entertaining read about witches this is definitely the one for you!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Zoë ☆

    It was okay? I expected more of it I guess. Though I couldn’t stop reading during the second half of the book, I wasn’t that invested in the characters and their sorority. And I kinda eyerolled because of the ‘big reveal’ 🙈 I did like the magic system I guess but it wasn’t explained that much? I would have loved to learn some more history for example. Not sure if I’ll continue the series buuut I enjoyed it enough to finish it 🤷🏼‍♀️

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 4 Stars There was just something about this... I love, loveeee, LOVED it! RTC

  24. 5 out of 5

    Vee

    I thought I was getting a cool sorority of badass witches, not a high school level boyfriend dramedy.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Taschima

    I am just not impressed. It is a decent novel, the pace works, the characters are passable if not memorable (other than Scarlet), but the college setting/sorority as a witch coven thing was not used to its fullest potential. It brings nothing new/exciting to the table. We get so hung up on the background mystery of "what did Scarlett DO?" or "Who is going after the witches?!" that the journey from the new witches is barely explored. From one chapter to the next the new witches are able to do rid I am just not impressed. It is a decent novel, the pace works, the characters are passable if not memorable (other than Scarlet), but the college setting/sorority as a witch coven thing was not used to its fullest potential. It brings nothing new/exciting to the table. We get so hung up on the background mystery of "what did Scarlett DO?" or "Who is going after the witches?!" that the journey from the new witches is barely explored. From one chapter to the next the new witches are able to do ridiculous amounts of things just from memorizing a book of spells in 24 hours. It is a bummer. The magic system reminded me so much of Charmed. Witches make things happen by making funky rhymes and sometimes (for the major arcana) getting ingredients for spells. I just, wanted a more subversive experience. I wanted an exploration and melding of college life and the sorority lifestyle-I wanted a 20 somethings read and I feel like The Ravens reads very YA, which makes sense because of the author's backgrounds but college is about forging into adult territory. The Ravens could have easily been set in an prep school to keep the kids away from their parents with minimal adult supervision and then it would have read a little truer. There is romance--it is not great. Vivi (the new recruit/witch) is instantly attracted to Mason, who happens to be Scarlett's boyfriend (shocker). The relationship between Scarlett and Mason is on the rocks after one summer apart though, so you know that ain't gonna last. My biggest problem was Mason, why in the seven hells are either of these girls into this guy? He is the worst. He was flirting with Vivi while still in a relationship with Scarlett, but has no issue in kissing Scarlett and doing other things. But Scarlett is his issue because he is going through a phase and Scarlett is really confused as to where this sudden change came from (girl, so was I and I barely knew the guy). He is also so BLAND, which I guess it would make sense for him to be into VIVI. CHARACTERS! Vivi is a bland piece of toast. I'm sorry, but her character is so not interesting. I kept wanting to skip her parts just so I can read from Scarlett's POV. On the other hand Scarlett is the f ing best--she tries to work on her relationship but understands that there are things more important than this less than stellar guy, like her standing in the sorority and her sisters. Kick Mason to the nearest moon please. Is she a bit self centered and cares too much about pedigree? YES, but those are flaws that the character can overcome/work around. She has issues with her family putting too much pressure on her; she is a product of her upbringing. It makes her interesting to read! While Vivi's most interesting story line is her "forbidden" romance with Mason, which as I already stated is not great. I was just disappointed. The Ravens makes for a quick read, if not a memorable one. It doesn't bring anything new to the table and doesn't go too deep into developing the college life setting (other than parties and a VERY short and kind of kiddie "Hell Week"). Maybe I'll pick up the sequel, but probably not. PS; I was provided a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Thanks go to the publisher!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Ravens in exchange for an honest review. Modern day witches in a seniority? I was in love with this book from the premise. The Ravens is told in two perspectives, one belonging to a freshman girl with a paranoid mum (or so she thinks) who's hoping to use university as a way to finally get away from their nomad ways and establish a real group of friends and sense of life and the other belonging to a senior from a family of witches with a mysteri Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Ravens in exchange for an honest review. Modern day witches in a seniority? I was in love with this book from the premise. The Ravens is told in two perspectives, one belonging to a freshman girl with a paranoid mum (or so she thinks) who's hoping to use university as a way to finally get away from their nomad ways and establish a real group of friends and sense of life and the other belonging to a senior from a family of witches with a mysterious darkness in her past. I loved the way the story unfolded (although I will say, one piece of foreshadowing was brought up so many times that I as a reader was sitting there going "oh cool. When's that plot twist coming?" because at times it seemed so forced into the narrative that it felt like the author was sitting there shouting at you) and both girls were interesting characters to follow. This book also is very weird about describing the characters. Anytime anyone says a line (and sometimes even when they don't) both girl's perspectives instantly go "says a [insert race here] [insert gender]" I get making the character choice to maybe have one of the girls pay way too much attention to race but having it in both of their perspectives felt really weird and I was just sitting there wondering how they would cope with having to narrate a mixed race person. All in all a fun read! Not the best "modern witches" book I've ever read, but I was interested from beginning to end.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    It's not clear why I feel this way, but I am downright surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Maybe it's because I didn't expect much because of the setting. Perhaps I expected petty sorority girls and douchey frat boys with a splash of magic. Whatever it was, I am so glad I was proven wrong. Many thanks to Raincoast Books and HMH Teen for the ARC! Full review at Write, Read, Repeat Right from the get-go this drew me in. Told in dual POV, this is a book that is unafraid to dig into the darkness of It's not clear why I feel this way, but I am downright surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Maybe it's because I didn't expect much because of the setting. Perhaps I expected petty sorority girls and douchey frat boys with a splash of magic. Whatever it was, I am so glad I was proven wrong. Many thanks to Raincoast Books and HMH Teen for the ARC! Full review at Write, Read, Repeat Right from the get-go this drew me in. Told in dual POV, this is a book that is unafraid to dig into the darkness of witches and magic and encourages the importance of found family. Kappa Rho Nu is the most exclusive sorority on campus, and few girls ever get picked to join. Their entry criteria is pretty strict, and that's probably because you have to be a witch, even if you don't know you are. But that's okay, because they're going to teach you. I have always found the college/university Greek system to be weird. From the bottom of my heart, I've never understood the fascination and spectacle around it. That said, it played surprisingly well into the witch angle. Kappa isn't just a sorority, it's a coven hiding in plain sight. The idea of sisterhood is twisted to fit nicely into the concept that witches are stronger together. There are four types of witches: Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Wands. Each has a specific affinity, like Pentacles witches are able to work with nature to grow and alter it, but together, witches can learn from each other. I quite like how tarot cards were used in spellcasting and learning what type of witch the new girls were, but it felt like it was forgotten halfway through and not utilized all too well. As there are two authors attached to this book, it makes sense that there would be two POVs as well. Vivi and Scarlett are both two very different characters, and it was kind of nice having older characters in a YA novel. Scarlett has always known she was a witch. With her mom and sister all previous Kappa presidents, it's always been the path she was to follow. Now in her third year of university, Scarlett has some skeletons in her closet that have dug guilty fingers into her thoughts for some time, and they're finally coming back to haunt her. I thought she handled things well, for the most part. There were a few incidents where I wished she would get over herself, she really shone when someone close to her was taken away. Honestly, she was probably my favourite of the two, and her ending made me somewhat sad. As some people have pointed out, Scarlett is Black, but it never plays into her character. Personally, I'm fine with this. I believe the one author is Black, and I cannot blame her for not wanting to write a book about valid Black pain every single time. Vivi is a freshman who is completely unaware that she is a witch. All she does know is that this is the first time she's been able to do something for her and find a place to belong. Her mom has uprooted and moved them without warning more times than is healthy, and Vivi is ready to spread her wings. I do feel like we didn't get to know her enough before she started leaning into the new Vivi. We barely met her before she adopted this new attempted persona, and it felt like we were missing something from her because of it. Yes, we could fill in the gaps, but it did feel somewhat less genuine. She settled into Kappa well though, and I didn't find her naive or annoying, even though the opportunity was there. She held her own well. A large part of the set-up, as you can tell from the book's synopsis, is that Scarlett does not think that Vivi is Ravens material. She does not like her vey much, but honestly, the strife between them felt weak. Scarlett takes offense at something Vivi that sort of falls into the whole petty sorority sister thing, that I didn't care for. But mostly the issues arise from Scarlett's boyfriend, a senior, apparently being into freshman Vivi. Not only was that pairing somewhat hard to swallow, but what Scarlett saw that set her off on Vivi was sort of ridiculous. I must admit, I am very surprised to learn that this is the first in a duology. This felt very much like a standalone with a strong but bittersweet ending, but I would not be opposed to seeing more of these characters!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rach

    We have two POV’s in this book Vivi and Scarlett. Vivi Devereaux has lived in many places and gone to many schools,. She has been accepted into Westerly College in Savannah, Georgia. Scarlett Winter comes from a successful family and is now aiming to become president of Kappa Rho Nu which is actually a society of witches. Vivi's and Scarlett’s worlds collide when Vivi is accepted into Kappa Rho Nu. Both Scarlett's and Vivi’s worlds change as they discover secrets and some people around them are We have two POV’s in this book Vivi and Scarlett. Vivi Devereaux has lived in many places and gone to many schools,. She has been accepted into Westerly College in Savannah, Georgia. Scarlett Winter comes from a successful family and is now aiming to become president of Kappa Rho Nu which is actually a society of witches. Vivi's and Scarlett’s worlds collide when Vivi is accepted into Kappa Rho Nu. Both Scarlett's and Vivi’s worlds change as they discover secrets and some people around them are hiding secrets themselves. As I said above there is two POV’s. Vivi hasn’t had the most settled childhood as her and her Mum moved quite a bit but now Vivi has the chance to settle somewhere but soon she discovers things that she thought could never be possible can actual happen. Vivi is a bit naive at first in the book but she soon settles into her character as the book goes on and she grows in confidence. Scarlett carries at lot of weight on her shoulders as she comes from a successful family who have been mostly presidents of Kappa Rho Nu. She also carries guilt around with her after an incident which she hasn’t ever dealt with. Scarlett and Vivi do not start off on the best of terms because of different things, it mainly is more from Scarlett side though. I liked that author had diversity in the book as well. The story does start off a bit slow but soon builds up as secrets come out and the witches defend themselves from a powerful person. The book is full of magic but has sisterhood at the heart of it. There is a bit of romance. I preferred Scarlett romance, Vivi's was too instant (they didn't even know each other and liked each instantly). I’m not that keen on instant romance. Overall a book full of magic, mystery and sisterhood. I received a ARC from Netgalley and Hodder & Stoughton for an objection review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. This book was amazing! I love that the story is told from two different points of views, that of Scarlett who has grown up a witch and always known that her destiny and goal was to be president of her sorority/hidden in plain site witches coven. The other point of view is from Vivi who just wanted to finally have a stable place and chose Westerly for the school...and has no idea about witchcraft. This novel was wo I received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. This book was amazing! I love that the story is told from two different points of views, that of Scarlett who has grown up a witch and always known that her destiny and goal was to be president of her sorority/hidden in plain site witches coven. The other point of view is from Vivi who just wanted to finally have a stable place and chose Westerly for the school...and has no idea about witchcraft. This novel was wonderful and exciting and was a book I was always excited to pick up and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. The only negative I would say for the entire novel is the minimal love triangle felt a bit forced but thankfully, it was such a minor part and didn't overwhelm the actual story. This novel is the beginning of the series, however, it also was a fully finished novel as well with now horrendously frustrating cliff hangers! I am excited to see what else is to come with these sorority sisters/coven!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    3.5 stars. THE RAVENS, by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige was an interesting look at a coven of witches, operating from a college society. As far as the subject goes, I found the book interesting and enjoyed the little background of how long the society had been around for. I did predict a main plot twist very early into the book (and was disappointed it wasn't less obvious), but otherwise appreciated the action scenes. My only other "complaint" was that this was supposedly a college sorority, but 3.5 stars. THE RAVENS, by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige was an interesting look at a coven of witches, operating from a college society. As far as the subject goes, I found the book interesting and enjoyed the little background of how long the society had been around for. I did predict a main plot twist very early into the book (and was disappointed it wasn't less obvious), but otherwise appreciated the action scenes. My only other "complaint" was that this was supposedly a college sorority, but the characters acted more like high schoolers than "new adults". Overall, a fast read with some very interesting scenes.

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