Raven

Raven

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by Suzy Turner
     
 

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...
Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

Overview

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...
Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011311413
Publisher:
Suzy Turner
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Series:
Raven Saga , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
63,598
File size:
680 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

To be kept up to date about Suzy's latest book releases, visit her facebook page facebook.com/suzyturnerbooks or sign up for her newsletter on her website suzyturner.comAlthough Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten.The Algarve continues to be her home, which she shares with her husband (and childhood sweetheart!), Michael.Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author. She has since written five books for Young Adults: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw and Daisy Madigan's Paradise (novella)

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Raven 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
SamTowle More than 1 year ago
Raven is a beautifully written and dark story, and completely different to anything YA I have read of late. I felt drawn into Lilly¿s world and the sadness that had plagued her all her life. I was compelled reading, especially when the story delved into witches and werewolves, vampires and more! There is also a really endearing romance in the book... but I won¿t spoil that for you! All I will say is when I click to the last page, leaving me with a cliff-hanger ending, I was practically shouting at my Kindle for more! Thankfully there is the next book ¿December Moon¿ already out for me to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wasn't expecting much from this ,but boy was I surprised. I loved all the characters although Oliver broke my heart (insert tears here) . One reviewer said basiclly she was discusted when a 13yr old and 17yr old "canoodling" on the coach, I guess our idea of what canoodling is because they were not snuggled up on the coach, she sat on the couch and he sat in a chair by the couch hmmm. OK . I can't wait to read next one, even though it is about December , I hope Lilly is in it enough and either Oliver comes to his sences or she finds true love like she desearves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was totally righteous!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i wasnt happy, because the main character was lifeless. When she finally started to get excitifng the story become actually good. Im pleased to say it had great plot pots and the characters were truely rememberable. The only thing i hag trouble was the ending, but that wasnt enough for me to dislike the book. All in all it was a fantastic read. -jemany crickett :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats weird is Raven, a 13 year old, dating Oliver, a 17 year old, who is practically her family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Raven is one of the best books I have ever read. It is a combination of romance, the supernatural and family love. I usually don't read about witches and stuff like that, but I couldn't put this book down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the whole story plot, very interesting twist for a supernatural story but I feel this story shouldn't have a sequel I like it the way it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although familiar characters with mystical beings, the book keeps you hooked because of its odd unpredictable plot. A good read at any age.
Sue-Paper_Mustang More than 1 year ago
There was a lot of intro to get into this story but after I got past all the necessary garbage poor Lilly had to go through I very much enjoyed this story. It has a great twist that isn¿t quite like the vampire/werewolf stories out on the market today but is enough like them to be very appealing to people that like that genre. I don¿t particularly care for the trite vampire novels but I do love a good story and this was just that. The twist was unique enough that I found it entertaining and I loved reading this book. The characters, especially Gabriel, were very personable and likeable right from the start. I knew we were all going to be good friends. I was happy for the ending and it didn¿t really hold any surprises for me. I think this story was more of a tale rather than a suspense although I do think suspense was what the author may have been after. To improve it, more detail would be great for the scenes where there are troubles and more extremes for good guy/bad guy ¿ like he/she¿s so the best in the world then he/she turns out to be a villain. Overall, I liked this book and recommend it as a must read. It was well written with an easy to follow storyline.
dustiehawk More than 1 year ago
Suzy has the talent to drag you into a book and keep you there till the end. I Just loved this book and had to purchase the second book December Moon. I read both of these in one day. I loved the style of these stories as she pulls you into the story of Lilly and her friend December. This story has you thinking one way and twisting it completely the other way. I recommend this book to everyone young and old. You will be surprised at the end and It will make you run for the next.
Hmr28 More than 1 year ago
This book had a great premise (and that is the only positive I can spit out for this one) but I only made it half-way through. I am sorry, but a 13 year old girl canoodling with a 17 year old boy is quite disgusting. In addition, it was poorly edited and there was NO showing only telling. I hate books that have pages upon pages of expository prose. So...on many levels YUCK! I'd give it a zero if I could.
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
"RAVEN" BY SUZY TURNER Lately I have been stumbling across some of the most amazing YA writers, and Suzy Turner is by far one of the best. I love the fact that she has brought elements of all supernatural beings into her story and the plot was very well thought out where explanations for every aspect were articulated so there was no mistake. She writes with intelligence and precision and the result is something otherworldy and completely beautiful. This story is about Lilly Taylor, otherwise known as Lilly Tulugaq a 13, almost 14 year old girl that has grown up without the true love of a parent her entire life. For so long she has thought it was normal for parents to act the way hers did until they disappear... that's when she starts to find out that her world is anything but normal and her true family is something that fantasies and dreams are made of. When she goes to live with her grandfather Gabriel, she not only finds the acceptance and love she always craved, but she finds an entire world that is far more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. This YA novel is a definite must read and don't miss out on our contest for the sequel this month! But don't read "December Moon" until you've read "Raven" you can find both of these books on various sites where books are sold!
MarblesMG More than 1 year ago
This is not the type of book I normally read however when asked to write a review in return for a free ebook I thought why not. Having read this book I would gladly have paid for it as it was really really good. Lilly Turner the main character in the book has a sad lonely childhood until her parents disappear and she is sent to Canada to live with her grandfather. There she learns the secrets of her family. I will be getting this book for my grandaughter for Christmas I am sure she will enjoy it and will probably get her December Moon the second book in this series This is definately a great book to read.
Shalini_Boland More than 1 year ago
Raven is a refreshingly different novel suitable for children, teens and adults alike. Suzy Turner's writing flows and the story pulls you in with its intrigue and mystery. The characters are compelling and the plot unfolds into an exciting adventure. I can't wait for book 2 and I'm really glad it's going to be about Lilly's friend, December Moon. She's a character I wished we'd seen more of in Raven, so it's brilliant we'll get to find out who she is. All in all this was a fantastic read!
Anonymous 8 months ago
A 575 page (Nook scanning skips on page counting) well-written free paranormal book of an emotionally deprived 13 year old girl raised in London, England when her 'parents' disappear, and she finds herself leaving her new best friend and acquantances for a family in western Canada she has never met. And thus begins a tale of her finding familial love she never thought possible for herself and a young romance (gentle kisses and hugs) - then the discovery of family secrets............ Witches, shiftchangers, vampires...... Story told in the simplistic terms of a teenager; one that has a lot of alone time for contemplation and has had to depend on self reliance through fear. For those with the 13 to 17 year old romance concerns, do not read books of mideval and Edwardian genre where 12 and 13 year old girls are betrothed and married to 30 to 60 year old men for property alliances. The marriage of Diana to Charles was considered to be romantic. An excerpt for the second in series is also included.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, as an adult I found it to drag a little. I think teens @ 12 would enjoy this story. Meet Lilly who leads a very strange life until her parents disappear, she then finds herself moving from England to Canada, meeting a new family and finding out the family secrets! ****spoiler I thought it was funny the comments about a 13yr girl and a 17yr boy, but people seem ok w/ a 17 yr old girl and a 100+ yr old vampire. Lilly turns 14, and considering 14yrs and 17yr r in the same high school, I didn't see that big of a deal, also the characters weren't having sex, they were dating! I think young teens would enjoy this, as for adults everything was happily ever after. The one thing I found weird was how did Lilly get December's email address?? Best wishes to Ms Turner!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a everything you would want in a book. It has adventure, love, heartache and finding yourself. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic, i read the rest of the series and this is definantly a book that i would 100 percent recomend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a freind who is twelve and has an 18 year old boyfreind and their fine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enoyed this book! It is a well written fantasy about witches, and chanelings. I was surprised that I did enjoy it so much, because I usually don't consider books on changelings,but this author did a GREAT JOB in getting me to like the story before it was mentioned! I HIGHLY reccomend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made it to the mid 200's and I had to stop. I was looking forward to this story unraveling but sadly I was left disappointed. The beginning was great, I kept reading waiting for Lilly to possibly age a bit but she just stayed at 13. And I could not get past Oliver being 17, for me that is too extreme. The dialog writing was not natural amd I found myself re"writing" a lot of the convo's just to get through it. But like I said, the concept is neat so you might enjoy it. I just didnt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EVEN THO THIs is a story of witches vampires-- & other paranormal creatures--it seems very believable and tells how they all have learned to live safely in the "real" world--You'll really like the family interactions &how they learn to live peaceably!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago