Book Review: Raven by Pauline Creeden


Title: Raven
Author: Pauline Creeden
Series: Chronicles of Steele #1
Genre: Steampunk & SyFy
Publication Date: October 2014
Publisher: AltWit Press
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher though NetGalley
Rating: 4 Stars

This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features not found in the episodes ~

Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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Gracie’s Review:

Raven was really good. In the beginning I was really confused and that turned me off, I was going to give up, but I was like ‘I’m just getting over a book hang-over, I need to actually try to read this book’. I’m really glad I decided this, the book was so amazing. I can’t even tell you everything it’s mind blowing. I really want you guys to discover the hidden gems in this story.

I never read a steam-punk book, but I am glad this was my first one. Raven is a bad-ass character, she knows all of these moves and she’s very deadly. She doesn’t want to be a killer and she doesn’t want to put fear into people. She is also the only female reaper. What’s a reaper you ask? A reaper is the deadliest assassin ever. They are the fastest of the fastest and the strongest of the strong. I think that’s how you say it.

One thing that I love about this book is that at the beginning of every chapter is a lesson she learns from her dad. I believe I think everyone should learn from Raven dad, because he is very wise. Another thing that I love about the book is that there are episodes in throughout the book. So it’s like a tv show in a book.

I highly recommend Raven for anyone in the mood for an epic read.

About the Author:5284782

Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for First Place YA Horror Novel.

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