Happy Friday, reader friends! I’m stepping out of my reader comfort zone and reading a book from my daughter’s favorite genre! Check out the first line of Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!
We enjoyed a lovely camping trip last week which is why I was MIA for First Line Fridays but I tell ya, there are just not enough hours in the day sometimes! Honestly, we probably aren’t your typical campers… three of the kids run and play and romp while the rest of us mostly relax and often nap (when not walking the puppy)!
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Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse
“Cold. So cold. Every breath came out like a faint wisp, a lingering spirit within the sanctuary, only to evaporate into the frozen air.”
My daughter devoured this book in a single day so I’m expecting great things (plus Morgan L. Busse was a Christy Awards finalist last year so that’s a big deal). Watch for my review of this title to be added right here after I finish reading it and a tour plus giveaway featuring book 2 of the series next week!
My teenaged daughter and I each read and relished this book. She devoured the whole thing in a single day (and started the second) and I admit that makes me a bit jealous because I felt continually interrupted and had to pry my eyes away from the pages.
My daughter was captivated by Selene’s conflicted journey and the author’s vivid worldbuilding. We both appreciated Selene’s big sister ferocity and sacrifice (as eldest daughters, we can relate) and Damien’s protective nature and devotion to the Light completely won us over.
Despite this book being outside of my genre comfort zone, the medieval-ish environment and natural vibe of supernatural elements made me feel right at home. By the middle of the book, I was hooked and at this story’s conclusion, I immediately dove into the second book of The Ravenwood Saga series, Flight of the Raven.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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