I decided to read The Raven at possibly the worst time to read a book ever, right before the release of Fifty Shades of Grey. Such a great book sadly took a bit of a back seat to sleeping too many nights. But, The Raven and The Prince demanded my attention anyway.
The Raven starts off with one of the best first chapters I’ve read in a long time, it immediately grabbed my attention and made me curious about both Raven and The Prince. Sylvain, has again created interesting and deep characters with flaws and loving parts to them. They take us on a journey through Florence, allowing us a different view of the city and for an art novice like me, an introduction into art. Actually, I want to go to Florence now and see some of this famous art work that was mentioned.
I’ll admit that paranormal novels are not my favorites, I don’t need all that supernatural stuff, but I’ve gotten past it in many books (Twilight, Harry Potter) and this book too. The paranormal aspect gives Sylvain the room to create some interesting side stories about some of the greatest artists in history. It doesn’t hurt that The Professor and Julia make an appearance in the book too.
If you enjoyed the Gabriel series or historical romance, The Raven is a great choice for your next read.