The Ravens Review
Kappa Rho Nu is a college sorority at Westerly College. They have marvelous parties and their sisters become some of the most successful women in the world. However, this sorority has a secret unlike any other that makes these sisters truly unique. When a new academic year and the pledging starts, one sister’s life will change forever.
Oh this book, oh this book. Well I have been waiting for this book for a while and I even included it in one of my blog posts for most anticipated reads because it sounded so awesome. However, this book made me want to tear my hair out and scream, and not in a good way. There were points where I asked myself why I kept reading and would stop and roll my eyes. I’m so disappointed in what this book turned into and I just want to stop my feet and say, “WHY?”
First of all, I was so excited to experience the fact that it was a college sorority of witches! That sounded so cool and would give it a little more mature edge than I have been reading lately. I also really liked the fact that they were named after ravens because that is just such a great name to have as a coven of witches! The magic in this book and the bond between sisters was just so powerful in this book. I loved their tests and initiations because they were funny and entertaining, but also they were just so magical!
The power of sisterhood was the coolest thing in this book and such a great example of lifting girls up instead of bringing them down. The friendships were very powerful and they supported each other in a way that I wanted to call my best friend and tell her I loved her. The bond between Vivi and Scarlet also very much surprised me and I was shocked to see their outcome because they started off so poorly. Scarlet is definitely a best friend that I would love to have because she is such a strong and loyal person.
The twist at the end was so good! I was NOT expecting that and I dropped the book in shock! It was very well timed and was exactly what I was waiting for. It was such a badass moment and I could understand why people had been talking about the book.
However, it was just ruined by all the whiny dialogue and the TERRIBLE ROMANCE, OMG! While I adored Scarlet, I COULD NOT STAND VIVI!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just, UGH! In the beginning, I actually liked her, she seemed genuine and very sweet and I was proud she rose above her troubled childhood. BUT SHE IS A TERRIBLE FRIEND AND A TERRIBLE SISTER. Sorry, if the man is taken, STAY AWAY! She was also just so immature for somebody who is a freshman in college. I understand she is naive and sweet, but I think the authors took it a little too far in my opinion.
The romance between Mason and Vivi made me want to hit something. From the very beginning, I knew what was going to happen and I hated it. Mason is a butthead and I wish he had been a victim of the evil witch, not going to lie. He suffered from what I like to call, “rich white boy syndrome,” and he annoyed the crap out of me with every action and word he did. He had everything handed to him and he was crying about it, let me call in the tiny violin for your money tears, jerk. Scarlet is a badass bitch and he treated her like garbage! He was a terrible boyfriend and Vivi better watch out because he apparently gets bored easily. The romance between Jackson and Scarlet was okay, but I wish there had been more of them and less of Mason and Vivi.
Overall, the book was okay, but I just had so many issues with it. However, this is just my opinion and I urge you to read it for yourself because you might not agree with me at all and even love it.
My Book Rating
4/5 Book World
The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Published on November 3, 2020 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Copy Read: Ebook (Kindle)