The White Raven, Carrie D. Miller

Aven has languished under a dreadful curse for nearly a thousand years. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger. Despite Aven’s significant powers, the reason for her curse and how to break it have remained a mystery. 

Although she is ever shadowed by an ominous white raven, her thirteenth life is proving to be quite wonderful. Settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem, she’s opened a shop and made true friends–she may even be in love.

But Aven doesn’t realize that an unrelenting, twisted evil from a past life lurks closely behind her. Sustained by his hatred of the witch, he won’t give up until she’s paid for what she did to him.

When the shocking truth of Aven’s connection to the white raven is revealed, it is more horrifying than she could ever have imagined. 

Her freedom will come at a terrible price. And even then, will she truly be free?

The White Raven is an epic fantasy tale that is a perfect escape into a world which is unlike our own. It is a novel that blends many themes such as magic, love, friendship, and incredible humour. The author has managed to weave all of these themes perfectly which in turn makes it an incredible adventure that will not be forgotten for a long time! Here is a little bit more about this tale.

Our story follows the life of our protagonist, Aven Dovenelle who so happens to be a witch who is cursed to live an eternal life ever after. Some may say that living forever would be a good thing but this is not the case with Aven as she is haunted by the memories of her previous lives everyday and she cannot escape the horrific memories and the horrible deaths she has encountered throughout her life.

In Aven’s thirteenth life she seems to have found some semblance of peace with her endless curse. She now owns her own shop in Salem where she is able to sell all kinds of magical items and she is surrounded by beloved friends that always stick by her side no matter what.  However, soon Aven finds a shocking discovery which could disrupt the peace she has found… will she be able to survive the dark magic this time? Read this epic tale to find out!

Carrie D. Miller is an exceptional writer and her narrative voice is beyond captivating. Her novel is written in the present tense and she had the ability to draw me in very quickly into the narratives viewpoint and plot of the novel.  Her writing is charming and excellent and features a lot of insightful descriptions that capture the emotions of the characters perfectly. Her strong, concise plot draws the pace of the novel and the story along perfectly so that you can’t resist reading this original, fascinating and let’s not forget intriguing story!

As well as the plot of this novel and the pacing being perfectly written, so was the chapters and the monologues, they were captivating and very unique. The monologue is so captivating that I found myself transported to Salem and I felt as if I was living besides the characters I came across in the novel. The world building of Miller is exceptional; All of this combined makes it an epic magic, fantasy, romance mystery that is full of twists and turns galore. Besides, this novel is about a witch! I adore reading about witches and Salem so that is why I had to read this novel and why I was always destined to love it!

Our main character Aven as well as the many other characters we encounter are incredible. I adored Aven and loved reading about her past, her journey and her present. I felt like I knew her, her character was so well flushed out that you feel her emotions; I felt her pain, and frustration but I also felt the love she felt. Her character from the beginning is very intriguing; immediately as a reader you want to find out more about her curse and what that means for her but then you also want to learn about her present life in Salem. I followed this story word for word and with every chapter I read the novel just continued to become even more marvellous.

To conclude my thoughts on The White Raven I would say if you are looking for a book that is beautifully written with enigmatic characters which is full of magic, curses and the power of friendship and love then you will adore this novel! It truly is a wonderful story that is a great escape, that is why I have to give this novel Four Stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Please do let me know your thoughts below and whether you could see yourself reading this novel. Also please do let me know whether you adore fantasy and if you love reading about witches!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! If you have loved what you have read and want to buy the wonderful novel then you can click the buy on amazon button and it will take you straight to Amazon U.K.! If you are international then click the Amazon USA link underneath it! Thank you so much again for reading!

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