Review: The Ravens (The Ravens #1)

Title: The Ravens (The Ravens #1)
Author: Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Beacon Book Box
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.


Kappa Rho Nu is a special sorority at Westerly College with a big secret. All of the members are witches. When Vivi moved to Westerly, she was excited to finally settle down in one place after moving around constantly with her mom her whole life. She’s drawn to the mystery of Kappa Rho Nu. Scarlett is a junior in the sorority this year. She has to do her best to prove that she can be the president next year. Vivi is paired with Scarlett to get to know the sorority, but their partnership is tested when the ghosts of their past show up.

I love stories about witches and stories set at schools, so this one was perfect for me! There was a mysterious history of the sorority, which included the mothers of some of the members who were part of the sorority when they went to the school. They were a secret society of witches, so it surprised the new girls when they found out what the sorority did. They also had a personal history of personal drama, which was revealed throughout the story.

The ending was so surprising. Anything can happen when witches are around, but I wasn’t expecting what happened. This was a great ending. I can’t wait to read the next one!

What to read next:

These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin

Lobizona by Romina Garber

Have you read The Ravens? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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