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Review: Raven by Suzy Turner

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Description: After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets... Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly. After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is. Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.
Well I gotta say, I really liked this book a lot. The book had a great storyline and I really liked the characters. But let's get more detailed:

The Good: I loved the setting! It starts in London then moves to Canada! The author does a great job make the reader feel "on location". Which is great because i probably have no hope of traveling to either place any time soon.

I also really liked protag Lilly. She seems a little naive (esp. with the hair cut and dyeing)in the beginning but I grew to like her throughout the book. I also liked Rose and her Grand dad. The love interest in this book (while maybe a bit rushed) seems pretty genuine, esp for a character of her age. She's like 13/14..not like 16/17, so i could see her quickly falling for a older guy. (It does seem a bit odd though how all the females in this book are in love with guys much older...but maybe that's just me!)

Series Info
Raven Series
Book 1: Raven
Book 2: December Moon
Book 3: The Lost Soul
The Not So Good: Well there aren't many things to dislike about this book...but I've pinpointed a few. First, being the british english that the book is written in. While this isn't really a negative, it just made it a bit hard for me to understand some words or what things meant.

Second thing is the family aspect. I understand that this book is probably written for readers that are younger (therefore, needing to have a strong family bond)but im just not a heavy family person. lol wow, i know that probably sounds weird, but it's true... I had a colorful childhood and don't really have a family to rely on. So for me, it was hard to relate with Lilly in that respect. Like when "something" happens, the whole family rushing over to help and show concern... That just seems sort of weird to me. It's totally not the book/authors fault though, because I'm sure that's how a family is "supposed" to act!
Overall, I give Raven a 4/5 stars! Its a great book, esp. for younger reads! I will be continuing with the series and do recommend the book.

Pageturning Reading Challenge

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Hey guys! My friend is re-reading Harry Potter... those books are huge!! How can anyone reach a goal of 50 books in a year when a bunch of books on your tbr list is 700+ pages? Well, we decided to do a "Pages Per Year" Challenge instead!

Since its already the end of September, were just doing half a year... from this Monday, Sept. 24 to Dec. 31.

Lovely Lit's Goals: 5,000 pages
A Place for Book's Goals: 5,000 pages

If you wanna join, just leave a comment below! I can make a widget for your sidebar and add you to the list!!

-All pages count...even unfinished books!
-For ebooks, use math to determine your page count! (ex. A book with 100 pages in paperback = 1 page per % completed -- A book with 250 pages in paperback = 2.5 pages per % complete)
-Have fun!

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Bookish People You Want To Meet

Well, i think this is supposed to be real people...but i wonder if i could get by with listing a few characters? Maybe no one will notice! :D

  1. Alice Cullen (from Twilight)
  2. Nara (from The Brightest Kind of Darkness)
  3. Julia (from The Emerald Talisman)
  4. Abbey (from The Hollows
  5. Arelia (from Bound)
  6. Grace (from Shiver)
  7. Ana (from Awakening)
  8. Lark (from Larkstorm)
  9. Ashton (from Haven)
  10. Brazil (from Safe Landing)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each Tuesday a topic/question will be chosen and all participating bloggers will have the opportunity to make a top ten list of answers!

Under Construction

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Hey guys! Just wanted you to know that LovelyLit is being remodeled, so please excuse the mess! Lol. It should be done soon though! Thanks.