Friday, July 22, 2011

E-Review: Raven by Suzy Turner

Raven is the first installment of the YA Raven Saga by Suzy Turner.  

Book Blurb:

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...

Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.

After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.

Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.

My thoughts:

Lilly Taylor has lived her entire thirteen years without the comfort of caring parents.  She rarely sees her father, and her mother is almost cruel with her distance.  Lilly is given a place to live, food to eat and clothes to wear - but that is all.  She is allowed no friends, no television, radio or anything else normal teenagers have.  Her only escape is school - but even in that she has a routine.  Straight to school, straight home.  Her mother watches her comings and goings.

When her routine is broken and Lilly does not see her mother waiting for her, she rushes home to find her parents gone.  Simply vanished.

Now Lilly is being sent to live with a grandfather she has never met, in a place she has never before visited, Canada.

What Lilly finds is a group of people unlike any she could have imagined.  They all greet her with open arms - and for the first time in her young life, Lilly experiences a feeling of true family.

But behind all the happiness is a family secret - a secret that Lilly must be told - and that secret answers so many questions - and raises so many more.

I absolutely enjoyed Raven.  We were left with a bit of a cliff hanger - but that makes me eager for  

I give Raven 4 out of 5 stars.

Author Website:  Suzy Turner


Blodeuedd said...

That is one scared looking girl. I kind of get a bit scared just looking at her. But then that is a good thing

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..