The Girl and the Raven

The Girl and the Raven

by Pauline Gruber

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Overview

The Girl and the Raven by Pauline Gruber

Good versus evil just got complicated.

Sixteen-year-old Lucy Walker just wants a normal life, until she learns she is half-witch, half-demon. Now she's got other problems, like keeping her demon dad from killing her boyfriend, keeping the witches in her life from killing her demon dad, and keeping her non-supernatural friends safe from both sides. All the while she's desperately searching for the family raven that carries her magical legacy. She's walking a tightrope between good and evil, drawn to both, uncertain which she will ultimately choose.

Fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga, Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver series, and Meg Cabot's Abandon series will love The Girl and The Raven!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991077403
Publisher: Dragonfly Ink Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Pauline Gruber is a self-professed music junkie, cat wrangler, and travel nut. She went to Paris in the 90's where she discovered a love of three things: croissants, old cathedrals, and gargoyles. Deciding that the paranormal world could use a new kind of hero, Pauline translated her fascination with the protective gargoyle into a suspenseful love story. She is the author of the series: The Girl and the Raven, The Girl and the Gargoyle, and the forthcoming novel, The Girl and the Demon. By day, Pauline is a legal assistant for a Chicago law firm where she steals identities and incorporates them into her books. If you tell anyone, she'll deny, deny, deny.

Pauline lives outside of Chicago with her precocious black cats.

For more information about the author, her novels and book signings please visit: www.paulinegruber.com.

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The Girl and the Raven 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A Must Read Contemporary Paranormal, Lexington, Tennessee & Chicago, Illinois Lucy Walker is a sixteen-year-old girl who wants a normal life. Just as she thinks she has a chance at normal she finds out that she is half-witch and half-demon. Now her life gets even more complicated as she works to keep her demon father from killing her boyfriend. She also has to try and keep the witches in her life from killing her father and protect her non-supernatural friends from getting hurt from either side. As if that isn’t enough to keep her busy she also needs to find the family raven that has her magical legacy. She is doing a balancing act between the good and evil in her life and is drawn to both. She just doesn’t know which side she will ultimately choose. This is a fantastic young adult story that can be read by anyone. The plot and characters are well thought out and written well. The story comes alive for the reader in a paranormal story that is very different from most paranormal books. Once the reader starts this one they will find it very hard to put down as they will be pulled into the story with every word they read. This is done is the first person point of view but that just adds to the story rather than takes away. When character point of view changes the reader will not be lost in the least and it is written in such a way that it flows from one chapter to the next with nothing lost during the switch. If the next book proves as good as this one it is going to be one series that will be a must read for those who love paranormal romances. This is one to definitely take the time to read.
RZapart More than 1 year ago
After looking all over for this book, I finally found it.  Two of the things I liked most about this book were the hip dialogue exchange between the twisted family members and the story’s fast pace. Reading about the main character, teenager Lucy Walker’s new start in Chicago contained one surprise after another.   It was fun to read that there may actually be demons and witches walking among  us.  If you are looking for teen/YA romance that involves the supernatural , I highly recommend this book.  It is one wild story that takes family feuds  to whole new level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing, wonderful book, suitable not just for young adults, but for all ages. The author really makes you care about the characters (both human and non-human), which is what good writing is all about. (I have to admit that I have a real affinity for many of her non-human characters.) This is really great escapist reading, and I can't wait to see what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a thing for ravens, which led me to check out this book. (I also love young adult romance.) I really liked the complexity of the plot and subplots. At once, it's a romance (LOVED the gargoyle...something fresh in the paranormal world), then a story about family - complicated and emotional. In addition to Lucy, Marcus and Dylan, I was drawn to Lucy's uncles, Sheldon and Bernard. I loved the family dynamic and I wish they played a larger role. I highly recommend this book for young adults, but also for adults. Like most popular YA books, this has strong crossover appeal.  I won't spoil anything, but I really liked the raven angle in this book. I'm looking forward to book 2 in the series. 
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
I'm going to keep this short, since I didn't much like this book. This book had an interesting idea, but it wasn't executed well. I was intrigued enough that I finished the book, because I wanted to find out what happened but, I didn't end up liking it. It wasn't a bad book, but it just wasn't for me. The characters were okay. Lucy was rather frustrating. I know she was supposed to be 15, but a lot of young heroines in YA act mature and rise to the situation. I didn't really get that from Lucy. She was a little too flighty and passive about her situation. Also, I didn't really liked how a love triangle was forced in, when the original romance would have done fine. I think my biggest problem was that there wasn't built up. By that I mean that there wasn't any suspense, wondering what was going on, who was friend or enemy. I didn't really care what was going on because I wasn't drawn into the characters or the plot. The part of the book the saved it a little was the ending. That last few chapters were intense, with action and secrets revealed. That was when I finally started to get hooked, but then it was over and it was too late to save the book for me.  The Girl and The Raven was an okay book. It just wasn't for me. I know others enjoyed it, but I didn't much like it. *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review