Ravenous (Book 1, The Ravening Series)

Ravenous (Book 1, The Ravening Series)

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by Erica Stevens
     
 

Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and re-released 11/22/13.

The world didn’t end with a bang, it didn’t go out in a ball of fire and fury, nor did it end in ice. But in some strange way, ice was the end; or maybe it was the beginning of something more.

Bethany is stunned and horrified when she finds herself suddenly alone in

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Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and re-released 11/22/13.

The world didn’t end with a bang, it didn’t go out in a ball of fire and fury, nor did it end in ice. But in some strange way, ice was the end; or maybe it was the beginning of something more.

Bethany is stunned and horrified when she finds herself suddenly alone in a world that was alive only moments before. Terrified, she flees into the streets of her town, looking for answers, and desperate to reach her family. Panicked, she is nearly captured by the monsters hunting her until Cade steps in to rescue her. Dark and distant, most people in school are wary of Cade, yet oddly fascinated by him. They had once been close as children, but it has been years since Bethany has had any real contact with Cade. As their situation becomes even more perilous, Bethany struggles to come to terms with her past, her terrifying new reality, and her growing love for a boy that is powerful, mysterious, and perhaps even more frightening than the aliens hunting them. Aliens that want more than their lives, they also want their blood.

Young Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044702547
Publisher:
Erica Stevens
Publication date:
06/03/2012
Series:
Ravening , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
15,627
File size:
328 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Though my name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon, I do live in Mass with my wonderful husband and our puppy Loki. I have a large and crazy family that I fit in well with. I am thankful every day for the love and laughter they have brought to my life. I have always loved to write and am an avid reader.

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Ravenous 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DONT FREAKIN SPOIL THE ENDING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DIDNT GET TO READ OR FINISH THE BOOK YET!!!! ATLEAST SAY *SPOILER ALERT* OR SOMETHIN (i have already read the book,but still...) Btw the book is gr8!! I love cade! #teamcade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously,anyone ever heard of a spoiler alert?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Kay1605 More than 1 year ago
What an exceptional book. (494) worth of eBook pages. Hands down my all time favorite book. Erica Stevens one me over with the story of Bethany, Cade and a set of humans who are not willing to give up on the fight to live. The book was nail biting through and through. I could not put the book down because I could not wait to see what would happen next. Love, Gore, and Aliens. A mix between The Walking Dead and 30 Days of Night, Just switch the Zombies for Alians, then slap in a love story that a girl could not resist and you have "Ravenous".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aliens have taken over the world and as bethany is talking to a sales person the woman freezes and so does evryone else. As she is trying to get home she runs across Cade a love from her past and he helps her. When they get to her house shr finds her sister fine amd mom froze and then hellbreaks loose. Bethany Cade Abby Jenna adien her brother and brret her boyfriend are running for their lives and her and cades feeling flame to life everything bad that can happen does just when they think they are safe for a minute its all pulled away again. Now for book 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have been a lot better book if writer had let the others have more of a part, instead of everything being about Bethany. She was also constantly depicted as an angry, scared, pull her hair out and childish girl and next chapter she was the greatest, strongest of everyone!! What Gives-- Who is she?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heading to get part 2 now!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters and storyline
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. It is for teens, YA and for a light quick read I think some adults may enjoy it. The earth has been invaded by what seem to be good aliens, however it soon turns out that the aliens aren't so good after all! ****spoiler At the beginning I was surprised that Bethany didn't at least try shaking anyone. If people instantly froze around me, while skin to skin contact maybe too much, you could shake them by the arm if they are covered with a shirt. I also wasn't sure of the age difference between Bethany and Cade. She was 5 when he kissed her and whispered words of wisdom, I think he was 9, the timeframes seemed really off. They also seemed off when Cade's parents died, it seemed before her dad did, but her brother and Cade were such great friends and he was over at their house ALL the time, but how long could they have really been friends. The last bit I didn't quite understand was how did Cade do all this training by himself w/out anyone seeming to notice, and if he thought things were gonna go bad that he needed to train himself with guns and survival techniques why didn't he have a better plan in place when everything went crazy ? GL to Ms Stevens!
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Weezer111 More than 1 year ago
Extremely well written! Loved it and about to read #2!
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I have found another favorite author. This book was very good. I enjoyed it all the way through. This is a unique story, I haven't read another one like it. I highly recommend it. Going on to book 2 now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this series. 3 books total. So well written that when reading you felt part of the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall 3.5 star -Book Description: 4.5 -Cover: 4 -Plot: 3.5 -Creativity: 4 -Grammar: Unedited Copy N/A -Simile Use: 3.5 (minimal usage) -Description: 3 -Show Not Tell: 3 Ravenous by Erica Stevens is a sci-fi Young Adult novel, but I also felt that it could do well for the New Adult Age range as well. The cover is very pretty, but I find myself wondering what it has to do with the novel. It still did its job and dragging me in, as did the description of the novel. One of the first things about this novel that struck me was the way it dropped you into the thick of the action with deadly precision. From the second I read the first chapter, I was hooked. The novel explores what happens when an alien race pretends to make nice, but in the end it's all a ruse. It's not one the main character, Bethany, is falling for. I admit there were some things about the plot that confused me at first. For example, when Bethany is talking about what happened to her dad and how she knows Cade. I felt that this would have made more sense to me if it were in a Prologue. The plot was solid, as well as being creative. Stevens puts a new spin on what aliens are--cold, unfeeling, deceitful, and worst of all very much like us. Stevens' novel shows the evil of the aliens, but also the greed of the human race. In the end our greed for technology and guidance from those manipulating us is what very nearly puts an end to our civilization. It's as if everyone forgot the saying 'if it looks too good to be true, it probably is'. In addition to the overall plot of alien takeover there is a love triangle. I will honestly say that I hate love triangles, but this one wasn't so bad. Bethany's reasoning and emotions behind her feelings were realistic, and she wasn't so caught up in being in love with two people, as she was in not wanting to hurt the other person. I will note that in the first two to three chapters I had a significant feeling of insta-love, but eventually it is explained and it turns out it is not. Again, this could have been taken away by the aforementioned chapter being the Prologue instead of several chapters in. Stevens' paints a modern world tattered by war with the use of sometimes lengthy description, and while I normally find this tedious, it was not. The author does describe the surroundings in length, but she does not overuse similes and utilizes dialogue effectively. I admit that I could have done with a bit less description of Cade's eyes and physic, but overall I enjoyed this novel. I cannot wait to start the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aweful, boring, waste of time, hated it, gross....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read over two thirds of this book until I decided enough was enough. Bethany or "Bethy" was an annoying character who is strong, then weak, then happy, then depressed, then guilty, then shameless. It was annoying. And seeing the word "Bethy" made me cringe. It felt like I was reading about five year olds on a playdate, not high school students on the run for their lives. Then there was the overuse of "made my toes curl" in like every romantic scene. Good grief, get a thesaurus. But still, I was able to look past the misplaced illogical romance and inconsistent personality and keep reading. Until the author compares Aiden to a pit bull. I don't tolerate stereotypical pit bull comments. I have a pit mix on my lap right now, so imagine my surprise when yet another author uses the pit bull to describe unhealthy focus. It ticked me off. So I had to stop reading. Maybe some day I will try to finish it, but today is not that day. To be clear, I didn't stop reading just because of the pit bull thing, I was already not enjoying the book. The pit bull thing was just the straw that broke the camel's back.
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This book had me turning pages after pages. It is a fast moving book that realy keeps you on your toes wondering if they are going to make it. I want to know what happend to Cade!! Does anyone know what the second book is?