Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Review of Raven by Allison Van Diepen


book data: Raven 3.57 average rating, 709 ratings, 127 reviews

published: February 9th 2010 by Simon Pulse (first published February 10th 2009)
details: Paperback, 304 pages

New York (United States)

She wants him...
Zin dances with fire in every step; speaks with a honey sweet voice; and sees with eyes that can peer into your soul. Nicole's friendship with him is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. It's no wonder why Nicole is madly in love with him. But she can't understand why he keeps her at a distance, even though she can feel his soul reaching out for hers.
Zin is like no man Nicole has ever met, and he carries with him a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it.

My Thoughts:

This book was a quick read, although the beginning was a little hard for me to get into. There were quite a few breakdancing terms which I didn't know, but I just had to imagine it I guess.

Nic's brother is a drug addict and she refers to him as the ghost. Her parents just try to do everything for him, but she wishes they would just stop. Nic knows he uses the money for drugs.

Nic is a breakdancer and works at a club. She meets Zin and falls for him. She said: "He knows we're magnet and metal." (p.37.). The problem is he just won't seem to get close to her. Then she gets attacked and Zin shows up and saves her. Nic questions what Zin did to her attacker and finds out the truth of who he is.

Nic was having strange dreams and she woke up one day and knew the symbol she wanted for a tattoo based on the dream. She finds out that there is more being the meaning of the symbol than she realizes and her boss Carlo had a vision about Nic. He gives her a choice to do something with her life, but she has to decide.

The ending was surprising and I am glad I read this book.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars just because of the beginning and the breakdancing terms.

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