Sunday, February 2, 2014

Review: The Rabbit And The Raven By: Melissa Eskue Ousley

 Expected publication: March 2014  

~ What's It About?~

Darkness is beguiling...and power always comes with a price.

Adopted by loving parents, David Corbin had no idea his life as he knew it was a lie. Then he met a girl. Abby Brown freed David from the spell keeping him from the truth, that he was the lost heir to the throne in a magical realm.

Even though he got the girl and gained a kingdom, David had no clue about the unfathomable power he would inherit, nor did he realize how much he would have to sacrifice to keep the throne.

If there is any hope of winning the war against the deadly Blood Shadows, David and Abby will have to journey to the outer edges of the realm to secure the loyalty of the four Oracles. Along the way, they will learn just how seductive darkness can be.


~ My Thoughts~

This story is truly great!!!  It left off right where book 1 Sign Of The Throne had left off at.  To me that is great I was left with a somewhat cliffhanger in book 1 and starting book 2 I had some of my unanswered questions answered.  I think I fell more in love with David and Abby in Book 2 then I did in book 1. lol.  Book 1 was more focused on Abby helping David get to Cai Terenmare and be careful of the Dark shadows.  Book 2 was more of them as a couple which :) I'm happy about that all but the lovely cliffhanger I was left on :). That and it focused on them being as 1 and being able to over come things that they never would have thought possible.  Let's just say that Melissa out did her self with the writing on this one, It has left me craving more of the Dark Shadows, and the Light. ( of course Melissa I can't forget the Cookies, Cake and Ice cream) lol.

The writing was just great was really easy to follow along with not to complicated, heck some of  the names were really hard for me to say but it made me laugh trying to figure them out. I found it very hard to put this story down I just wanted to keep turning the page, I felt like I was becoming addicted to David, Abby and the Dark Shadows. Of course like every good book that I have read I jump to the end and read a few pages which then of course makes me read the story that much faster lol.  I really should learn not to do that. hehe.  Abby has a gift that we all get to know more in the story don't want to ruin that surprise hint it's in the title. That and what happens towards the end is such a shocker that I actually started to cry, Because I couldn't get my mind around what just happened it was like a WTF moment lol.  

The Shadows are much more aggressive in this story then the first, they want more then just to feed they want everything and the dreams are much more worse but in a good way I mean I even got to picture Tierney as this good looking evil guy and then I have David the lightbearer whose this drop dead hottie whose head over heels for Abby, but Tierney keeps getting in the way.  This story was on lots of action packed journeys which was just super great!! I really liked how everyone learned from Cael and worked as a team to fight everything that came into their way.  Ok I so could go on and on telling you about this story that's how much I loved it. I even love the Cliffhanger that was waiting for me lol. well I'm off to the Darks after all they have Cake :) lol

This should be a Must read on everyone's list, you have to read book 1 to know what the heck they are talking about in book 2. you are warned, you will fall in love with this story. :)

~My Rating~

~Meet The Author~

Melissa Eskue Ousley is the author of The Solas Beir Trilogy. "Sign of the Throne," the first book of this young adult fantasy series, is available on and She is currently working on the second and third novels in the trilogy, "The Rabbit and the Raven" and "The Sower Comes."

Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and their Kelpie, Gryphon. When she’s not writing, Melissa can be found swimming, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, or walking along the beach, poking dead things with a stick.

Before she became a writer, she had a number of educational jobs, ranging from a summer spent scraping roadkill off a molten desert highway to years spent conducting research with an amazing team of educators at the University of Arizona.

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*** I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review***

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