Author: Suzy Turner
Published: Sept. 13, 2011
Publisher: Suzanne Turner Publishing
Review: Paperback won
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
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. Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.
So I was reading the reviews and I noticed a lot of the reviewers mentioned the age thing between two character Lilly who is 13 going on 14 and Oliver who is 17. So I was like this may not be a book I want to read as I believe that is a huge age difference to have two characters be together.
As I started reading I am glad to say I am glad that it went a certain way with these two as I believe Lilly has a lot on her plate she doesn't need to be in a relationship right now.
Lilly doesn't have a happy life. She has a mother who isn't a loving mother and her father she doesn't seem him she is a sad child who has grown to adapt to her life. So when all of a sudden coming home from school no one is at home she is thrown into a place with a family she has never known before. Though they know of her which is always a good thing.
Lilly gets to get the love she has always needed and wanted but along with that she gets a family secret and the truth of what happened to her mother! Not the mother she thought lived with her.
This secret her family has is a big one but it is one that Lilly needs to know about because it will affect her as well!
I think this would be a good book for teens as everything is completely clean in here and the action is minimum, and it has a good mystery within the pages!
I really loved how Lilly's family from Canada opened their arms to her and made her feel at home.
Lilly is a well developed character, who grows in a good way especially when faced with the one person that has caused not only her but her family heartache.
I am excited to see where this story is going to go because it seems that book two will be about Lilly's best friend December Moon. Which I wonder how she will play a part as we get just a glimpse of her in this book.
Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten.The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with her childhood sweetheart husband Michael and their menagerie of cats and dogs.
Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author. She has since completed seven novels and one novella for teens, The Raven Saga and The Morgan Sisters series. She has also published three chick lit novels, Forever Fredless, And Then There Was You and Stormy Summer.