Thursday, January 29, 2015
Raven: The Chronicles of Steele by Pauline Creeden
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.
The Chronicles of Raven Steele. I enjoyed reading this book mainly because the main character is a (excuse my language) bad ass assassin. She is tough and smart. Unlike most female main characters that need constant saving (yawn). I like that she is not only tough but also womenly. She has a maternal instint and that shows well in the book.
What I didnt enjoy about the book is that the pace was a bit slow. I feel that there wasn't enough action to keep the story line interesting. Once I start a book I finish the book. Unless it is something that I really just cannot read. Which this wasn't the case.
I would recomend this book for young adult, specially under 17. There is no bad lamguage, no sexual scenes. Very little romance. Which to me was a bit disappointing. Although there is hope. Which is what will propel me to read the next book.