⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
‘White Raven’ by J.L. Weil
Blurb: ‘It only took one heartbeat to change my life—one chilling phone call in the middle of the night. And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and bored to tears. Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle. Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hallow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation. My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening—the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.’
‘White Raven’ is the first book in a new series by J.L. Weil and apart from a few minor things that bugged me a little, I really enjoyed it!
After Piper’s mother was murdered, her grieving father sends her and her brother to Raven Hallow to spend the summer with their grandmother. They have never met her before and don’t really want to stay with her. Not long after arriving, Piper meets local boy Zane, who seems rude and distant and the more she gets to know him and his family, the more she is realising that not everything is as it seems on the island of Raven Hallow. In the course of the book, she will find out the truth about her mother and in turn, also discover her own destiny.
I enjoyed the plot, it includes a paranormal race that I don’t think I have really encountered much in books yet and it has some interesting characters. What’s not to like! I’m looking forward to the second book in this series!
Published March 27th 2015 (first published March 20th 2015)
I have received this eBook through NetGalley!