Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Raven by Pauline Creeden (Chronicles of Steele #1) - Review & Giveaway

Book & Author details:

Raven by Pauline Creeden 
(Chronicles of Steele #1) 
Publication date: October 2014 28th
Genres: Fantasy, Steampunk, Young Adult

This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features not found in the episodes ~

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.

*I was provided a complimentary copy on exchange for an honest review.

This is a story about Raven, who is a Reaper, and she ends up helping protect instead of her usual assassinating self.
Raven is a strong character and she is all about redeeming her life for all the deeds performed by herself and her family. She has a lot of baggage as far a regret and despair go and she really has worked hard at clearing her heart of this.
The story moves along at a fast pace, and the tone is great! I have not really historically been a reader of steam punk but I couldn't put Raven down!
Go grab yourself a copy and start it today! You will be rewarded with a strong heroine who come to grips with life on her own terms!

In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.

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Giselle said...

This sounds like an exciting read! Glad you liked it, Doris! :)

Unknown said...

Just might be a good read.

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