Thursday, March 16, 2017


Conspiracy of Ravens (The Shadow #2)

Monsters, magic and the supernatural combine in this sequel to Wake of Vultures, in which a young woman must defeat the evil hiding beneath the surface. 

Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now the destiny of the Shadow is calling.

A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And the Shadow must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on the dangerous mission pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life.

When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?

Conspiracy of Ravens continues the exciting journey begun in Wake of Vultures as Nettie Lonesome discovers that she, and the world, are more than what they seem.

What I thought:
I reviewed WAKE OF VULTURES back in December. Click the title to see to the review, but--spoiler--I loved it. I jumped into CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS expecting more of the same, and I got more of the same--yay!--but the much slower version. 
Whereas Book 1 was a mile-a-minute thrill ride, Book 2 was a driving-behind-an-old-person not-so-thrilling ride. Book 1 was plot all the way. Book 2 is more of a character-driven story. There is plot, but it plods--literally, through the desert. The first 3/4 of this book is traveling to get to where the action happens, which leads to a lot of planning and explaining and not much doing. The last quarter of the book is fast and exciting, but I had to work to get there. I love the voice in this and still adore Rhett, so I will follow him into Book 3. 
Rating: *** 3 Stars

March is a slow reading month for me because of my day job, but here's what I have coming up soon:

Caraval (Caraval, #1)The Diabolic (The Diabolic, #1)Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)The Folk Keeper
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)Given to the Sea

What's on your Need-This-Now list? Any books have you counting days until release day? I love recommendations and comments. Let me know what you're reading and find me on Twitter @chellypike.

Happy Reading,

*I received an eARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reivew.

No comments:

Post a Comment