Sadly, I have not finished Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I’m about 15% into the book, and I’m just not enjoying the characters. I did like the first chapter where Dash first discovers the notebook, but after that, the book lost my interest. Mainly because of Lily discussing how selfish her parents were to leave for a romantic vacation without her. I know it’s close to Christmas, but come on. Anyway, I will finish this story eventually, but I had to put it down for now.

During my break from Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, I did manage to read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It might be a surprise what I actually thought of that book, but I will elaborate in my review to come. So on to my next task at hand, choosing another book to read. I decided to not use my TBR Container to change it up a bit.

Ravens – Kaylie Austen
Genre – Young Adult/Paranormal

What are Ravens, and are they as the world wants us to believe—sinister and without human qualities? When abruptly taken from their world, select humans are transformed into creatures of the night with penetrating eyes and uncanny abilities that most believe are a threat to mankind. Stripped from their mundane and ordinary lives, these creatures have no choice but to stalk the night and fight back in order to survive.

One such Raven is eighteen-year-old Liam, who uses his telepathy to communicate with Kendra in order to lure her into the transformation. It proves to be a double-edged gambit that turns into a tumultuous journey. Racing against time to save her sister, whom she believed to be dead, Kendra falls through a portal and into a parallel world where humans hunt her. She becomes a Raven with ill-controlled powers, trapped in a torrid affair with Liam, and desperately struggles to find a grip on her new reality.

*Description taken from Goodreads.

The synopsis sounds rather intriguing, and I’m interested to find out how this story plays out. Plus, I find ravens to be fascinating creatures (Edgar Allan Poe helped with that). I’m really looking for a good story, plot and characters. That’s all I ask for, is that so bad?