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(The Red Masques – Book 1)
by M. Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Slow Burn PNR, RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Equal parts confusing and enticing, this book kicks off a well received series filled with magic, mystery and romance. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Vegas spent her first two years of college working to stop unnecessary deaths from the distribution of laced drug products. She did this with the help of her foster family. They became the Ravens. A lawless justice system at their university.
However, the fall of her Junior year changed everything. Once they started receiving tips about the Letters, Vegas and her family began the work to stop them. Unfortunately, It’s never that simple though for Vegas. Questions started to plague her mind. What have the boys been hiding from her? Why do dead ravens keep showing up in their home? Why is she consumed by fire?
Something has always been different about the Ravens. Vegas’s biggest question – what is it?
The Ravens – ever vigilant. Ready yourself for chaos, love, and gore. Nothing is simple or easy for Vegas.
*Fantasy Reverse Harem*
Our badass characters swear a lot. As well, please be advised that the book contains darker themes including assault, PTSD, and violence. Additionally, sexual themes are suitable for mature audiences +18.
Thoughts on Raven Blood
This was over of those books that dragged me right in, without really letting me know what is going…. at all! We’re get an over all feeling without explanations, history without facts and magic without understanding. It’s odd, unusual…. and I still want to know more.
Vegas is a person, not a place, and she lives with her 8 foster brothers in a large house near the college they all attend… and that’s about it for firm details. Everything else is supposition and guess work. They run The Ravens… a gang? Or she runs it and they help? They are security at a night club? They curtail nefarious drug sales? They have a rivalry with the Letters, another sorta, maybe, kinda college gang?
Oh, and they all love Vegas, but are holding back because they lost someone not too long ago… but we don’t know who, or why, or even what happened. And there’s magic. And dead ravens.
Like I said, it’s confusing – but there is something about the ambiance of the world building that keeps you reading. At this point, I am invested, because I really, REALLY want to know what is going on!
First Person, Multiple POV
Large Harem (10M1F)
Character Age Range
18+… I think?
My Final Verdict on Raven Blood
Even as confusion and questions abound, there is something about this narrative that keeps the pages turning. Maybe it’s a desire to understand or the slow seductions of the words, but it’s real, and its there – and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published February 9th, 2019
If you enjoyed this review of Raven Blood, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
- Kiss of Death by Heather Hildenbrand – A Book Review
- Gluttony by Katie May – A Book Review
- Don’t Say My Name by Scott & Carter Anderson – A Book Review
What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What about other books by M. Sinclair? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!