Dani Hoots’ Review of White Raven by J.L. Weil

White Raven By J.L. Weil

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Reviewer: Dani Hoots

It only took one heartbeat to change my life–one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.
And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and bored to tears.
Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.
Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hallow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.
My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening–the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.

*Description from Amazon*

*Copy received from Netgalley*

I enjoyed this book very much. I loved Zane a lot, although he was sort of like your typical bad boy, he had a little bit of a different flavor. I think it could have been because he was the only one who wanted to tell Piper the truth, versus the normal not wanting to tell the main character the truth. I didn’t like how Piper freaked out about everything, yet was obsessed with the show Supernatural. I think if she liked watching the show, then she would be more open to the possibility. That could just be me.

I thought the entire idea of having different reapers was a lot of fun. I want to learn more about this world and how it works, however I have to wait for the next book. Although not everything was answered, I think enough was answered where the story felt complete, and just left the rest for the next book to answer.

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A couple of problems I had were that it was a bit slow starting out. We didn’t find the truth of anything until 80% through the book and a lot of the beginning seemed to be repeated, her getting into trouble, not knowing why, questioning everything, and then again that happened. I wished it was a bit faster.

All in all I give it a 4/5, being a great story that sucked me in, but a little bit slow. Definitely will be getting the second book!

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