Conspiracy of Ravens by J.C. McKenzie – A Book Review

Posted November 12, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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Conspiracy of Ravens

(A Raven Crawford Novel – Book 1)

by J.C. McKenzie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and in Paperback

Down and Dirty

This is a great start to a new Action Packed Urban Fantasy with a strong, yet somewhat damaged, Female Lead. Worth the TBR List.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Raven Crawford knows better than to venture into the seductive world of the dark fae or agree to any of their salacious promises. She plans to pay off her debts so she can get on with her life and stay far away from the denizens of the Underworld.

Unfortunately, her numbskull twin steals from the most tempting and lethal fae of them all. Now, Raven must help the Lord of Shadows get back what her idiot brother stole. Her only weapons? Just a little ingenuity and a whole lot of snark. It’s suicide for sure, but she’ll do anything to protect her twin.

Thoughts on Conspiracy of Ravens

Good start!

A well done UF that sets the stage for an interesting new world. There are gods, myths and legends, all placed in a universe that is struggling to make sense of them. Good characters, interesting developments.

Favorite Lines

Part of me wants to be difficult just to spite you for kidnapping me, but I have a low pain tolerance and no delusions of grandeur. (7%)
It was never too hot for coffee. Anyone who said otherwise couldn’t be trusted. (9%)
She kept giving this shirt chances to make her look good, and it kept failing. (55%)
“Your brain doesn’t fart. It completely shits itself.” (79%)


  • Family first.
  • Characters have depth and interrupt motives.
  • Life still goes on.
  • Her powers are incredibly unique, and I live where she gets them!


  • Need more about her mom.
  • Ending feels… off?


Third Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


Final Verdict on Conspiracy of Ravens

4 out of 5 Stars

An enjoyable foray into a new world. Quick with the action, though some parts do drag along, but it still works with the narrative. Worth checking out.

Published October 21st, 2019
411 Pages

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