The Raven and the Dove is the first in Kaitlyn Davis’ The Raven and the Dove duology.
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This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
I was so excited to get this book from te author and be included in The Fantastic Flying Book Club’s book tour.
I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover, which in the past has steered me wrong, but that was not the case for The Raven and the Dove. I was enthralled from the very beginning by the beautiful world-building. That continues throughout the story. The character building was another bright spot in this book, which is good because it feels a little more character-driven than plot-driven. That isn’t to say there isn’t plot action, because a lot is going on at times, but the characters stand out as being the best part for me. Also, since the book is told from several POVs, flat characters wouldn’t have been able to carry the story.
Lyanna was a bit much at times for me. I often wonder if it’s because I’m annoyed with all YA characters because so many seem to be the same (impulsive, whiny, etc.)? It’s not a critique, because let’s be honest, young adults are impulsive IRL. Just something I took note of for myself. Other than that, she was a good character and someone I genuinely cared about what happened to because her character is complex and fully developed. Rafe and Xander are similarly developed; it was enjoyable to be in each of their heads throughout the book.
The only thing I felt was lacking was the romance. I was hoping for much more than what we got, but maybe that’s being saved for book two.
Overall, it was a quick and entertaining read that kept me eagerly anticipating picking it back up again when I had to take a break (life, kids, work, etc. ugh). The plot, while confusing at times, was unique, and the twist at the end had me reeling, so I’m already looking forward to the next one!
sponsored by The Fantastic Flying Book Club
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Starts: March 10th 2020
Ends: March 24th 2020
To learn more about her contemporary romance novels, visit her Goodreads author page for Kay Marie here: https://www.goodreads.com/Kay_Marie
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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