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For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visi ...more
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Published April 13th 2011 by iUniverse.com
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Crow's Row : Uhhh...the storytelling was okay?

Yes, that's about as good as you're going to get from me. I had to find something positive to say.

What a difference a week makes, I guess. It's been several days since I left Crow's Row unfinished (see first half of review below). I finally decided to bite the bullet and finish up the last few pages today. The extreme frustration that I felt last week has since diminished, leaving me with a sense of apathy. Nothing about the book's glaring problems
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Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*

Crows everywhere are equally black



Crow’s Row is not a solid 4 stars book but I must say that I CANNOT wait for the sequel. The end was just GREAT but I had some issues with the story. Let’s start!

Emily is a lost soul. She’s 19 years old and she is in college. She lost her brother a few years ago and since then her life changed. She is not a conventional heroine, she is lost, she’s shy and she refuses all the money that comes from her rich family. She is living in a “horrible” place close to he
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Aestas Book Blog


"Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it."

Why did the story have to end there?????? WHY??!?! OK, so this is all actually totally my fault. I knew what the ending was and that it was a horrible cliffhanger before I started reading this but it still punched me in the gut!! Dear. lord. *sniffle*

Frustrated by her shallow, controlling and uncaring filthy-rich parents, Emi
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Lisa
5 Trillion Stars!!!!

What would happen if you fell in love with someone who is “wrong” for you? What are you willing to do for love? What are you willing to live with? How much would you sacrifice for love? Questions such as these kept running through my mind as I was reading Crow’s Row. Frankly, they are still running through my mind as I can not seem to stop thinking about this book.

I just gotta say.... what an amazing debut novel! Julie Hockley has written a riveting book, one that is so emot
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Amy (Foxy)
CROW'S ROW FAQ
Question 1: ”When is book two expected out?”
*Here is what FB is saying: Click here

Question 2: ”Does this book have a cliffhanger?”
*Yes.

Question 3: ”HEA/HFN?"
*Not at all. The story ends on a sad note.

Question 4: "What does the title mean?"
* (view spoiler)
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Aму
The ending was pure A-G-O-N-Y ...
Good news? I looked up Ms. Hockley's tumblr blog (Okay. Googled it.) and she does mention a few entries down that she is currently working on the next book in this series.
[ http://juliehockley.tumblr.com/ ]
God bless you Ms. Hockley!

'Crow's Row' left me totally flabbergasted. That's the best word I can come up with other then A-G-O-N-Y . This is definitely a book that requires your UN-divided attention while reading in order to keep up with the twisty plot. I
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Marielis


La autora de este libro ha jugado con mis emociones como ha querido; lo primero que hice cuando termine es ir a ver la fecha de publicación para el segundo. Leí que aún no hay fecha exacta y quiero llorar más. Encontrarme con Crow's Row ha sido increíble. Los personajes me han hecho sentir parte de sus vidas y cuando eso pasa lo celebro. Soy ”forever sentimental” así que confieso que mis lágrimas se asomaron en muchos momentos, sobre todo al final. Emmy & Cameron me atraparon. Cada personaj
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Rebecca
May 25, 2013 Rebecca rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
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*Editing again 4th time now....I don't like to rant.... in fact I don't think I ever have so I keep trying to justify myself.

I tried to read the book again because I thought maybe I was being too harsh but I'm actually adding to my rant instead.....

DNF at 25% Spoilers and big rant ahead! You have been warned! Also I know 25% is early to give up but if the whole relationship made no sense to me there was no point investing any more tim
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Christy
I loved this book! Loved it! I'm not going to write a long review because right now I don't have the words. I just have to say that I love Cameron! The last few chapters of the book left me a mess. I was so relieved to read the epilogue. I can't wait for the sequel!
A Book Vacation
Hockley has written a riveting love story. I was captivated from the very beginning and loved every minute of this novel, even the ending, though it angered me and even made me cry. Leaving my emotions raw, Hockley has created a very powerful novel, and though the male lead, Cameron, is a crime boss, making tough decisions that occasionally end in the death of someone, he’s hard not to like.

It felt like an entire lifetime passed as I read. Hockley has really fleshed out her characters, giving th
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Tamis
Cuando vi la portada de este libro pense que iba a ser otro libro paranormal, pero ¡NO! me equivoque completamente, trata un tema de pandillas y droga lo que comunmente se da por todos lados, en fin, la historia te atrapa desde el primer momento y el romance ni se diga, aqui los personajes no se quedan junto desde el primer momento o se enamoran no su amor va creciendo conforme se van conociendo.

Lo mejor ese final cuando lo lei no podia creerlo, era simplemente imposible no podia dejar de leer h
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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
CROW'S ROW left me totally flabbergasted. That's the best word I can come up with. This is definitely a book that requires your undivided attention while reading in order to keep up with the twisty plot.

It is impossible for me to give a traditional review for CROW'S ROW without giving everything away. Just know that pretty much NOTHING is as it seems. There were many times when I thought I had it figured out only to have what I thought was reality snatched from me... I was in a constant state o
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Plamena
5 Awesome Stars!!!!

“How do you know when you’re There?”

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This book is simply awesome. It’s different and interesting. I couldn’t put it down!!! I rarely read YA books and I didn’t know if I would like this one but YES…I loved it! It surprised me :)

The story:

Emily Sheppard is a collage student and as most of them- she is absolutely broke. Her biggest secret is that she actually comes from money…from A LOT of money. But she prefers to be poor than live with her awful family. She has lost the only
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5-4.75 Stars

Oh thank God that ended like that! Sorry had to get that out first. I'm still in shock actually, but one thing is for sure. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Though the whole story is mostly from Emily's POV, the story actually begins and ends in Cameron's POV. Emily refuses to live a life that her rich parents wants her to live. She comes from a very privileged family and yet she chooses to go to a not-so well known college, stays in a run down house, with a closet sized bedroom and s
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Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review
4.5 STARS
Genre: Mature-YA Romance with a touch of mystery and suspense

'Things inside me were shattering, falling to peices. It was the look on his face that gave him away.' - Inner thoughts of Emily in Crow's Row

Crow's Row is a dark sexy read. It is the story of a girl named Emily Sheppard, Emily comes from a rich family but refuses to take handouts. She is currently going to school on a scholarship, working a part time gig and rooming with 4 other chicks in a house off campu
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Sarah
OH MY GOD WHERE DO I EVEN START?! I loved loved loved loved loved this book. I laughed, cried, gasped, and even, at one point exclaimed "what the fu** is going on?!" (please pardon my language-I was caught up in the heat of the moment). First of all, I love it when the good girl and bad guy fall for each other, and come on, what is more bad than a mob boss???? I loved the characters, even Spider. I thought it was awesome how Cameron had actually watched Emily for years without her knowing it. I ...more
Tonya
Didn't love it. The Heroine was way annoying to me. Could have been my mood but it felt like this book was redundant. We get that she wants to be a big girl and do things on her own. That would be good if she had a clue. Bless her heart she just does not get it. Her decisions are so outrageous that you find yourself wondering why she's still alive at one point.
We are told over and over about her "kind" and his "kind" (rich/poor). Yet there seems to be no bridge that would have made a relationsh
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Lizzy
I read this book as a recommendation from my FB book lovers club, they were all saying that it was a must read.. I took them in for the offer, well tuns out that this BOOK was so freakin AMAZING!! so INTENSE, SAD, IT HAS EVERYTHING!! ITS SO EFFIN GOOD!!!!!!!

I READ IT IN ONE DAY!! I'm trying to ANALYZE, YES I SAID ANALYZE THE WHY?? THE WHO?? IM SO CONFUSED!! I NEED BOOK 2!!!! ASAP!!

I LOVE CAMERON <3

READ, READ READ!!!
MelissaB


** 3 1/2 stars **

I liked the story even though it was frustrating at times but I didn't care for the ending. I see so much that could go wrong from what he did. But I will be looking forward to a sequel where hopefully things will work out!
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
Pretty good book, loved Emily and Cameron but can't give 5 stars because I really don't know how I'm gonna survive until book #2!!!!!
What an ending....
Fathima
“Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost...I wouldn't survive that”

Hell yeah girl , my thoughts exactly !!!

Can I just say that this was such a Riot , both emotionally and mentally . I love this book . Had it been real , I'd definite
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Dreams
This book actually surprised me...
I decided to read it based on a recommendation that was given to me based on another book I liked, "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire.


When I read the summary of this one, I was a bit concerned. I often find the "kidnapped/Stockholm syndrome" type stories a little too cliche and worried this one might pan out that way too.

What I found was a very well written story, full of in depth character development, a story that had a good plot, and an ending I didn't ex
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Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
Smiley
My boyfriend is a murdering drug dealer but it's OK because he gave me an Ipod and his dog's kind of cute!

I am struggling to review this book or even rate it. Here's the issue. The book is not poorly written or even a terrible read but the characters choices and the plot holes were so frustrating/annoying/stupid I just wanted to scream!!

Emily is from a rich family but "her parents just don't understand her." So she refuses their money, lives in a slum and goes to a crap college on a scholarship
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Emily's brother was a huge part of her life but he died in a drug overdose and now she's trying to make some sense of her life. She's moved to the town he lived in and jogs by his grave every day until one day she meets Cameron and everything changes.

This book just drew me in and I'm not sure if it was because I was so interested or I couldn't believe the things that were happening. Emily is nineteen and just completed her first year of college but she has lead a very sheltered rich life. This
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Crows Row #1

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Release Date: April 11th 2014







For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents.

Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library.

During one of her jogs through t
...more
Meagan
Ok....I had high hopes for this book & honestly the story was there. It had potential, maybe if someone else wrote it:-/ Here's my problem(s): Cameron is a MOB BOSS so act like one!!!!!!! He is too nice, too calm, too not manly. I have an idea of what a mob boss is and Cam is not that man! Emmy....poor girl. Are u really that naive and why do u ask the dumbest questions???? She is 19 and acts like she's a 13 yr old girl! Has she ever watched tv or gone outside? Didn't she live in the project ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Wow, gripping. A bit long winded and not so sure if I bought the romance aspect, but what a compelling story. This definitely needs a sequel!
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
3,5 stars
I liked the story even though it was a little borying sometimes..and the begging was slow.
I think the end was way the best part of the story.
Belle Aurora
Julie Hockley, you're amazing.
I F***ING LOVED THIS BOOK!
I bawled my eyes out and laughed too.
A page turner.
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50 million gut wrenching, painstaking, heartbreaking freaking stars
I have never EVER had a book effect me the way Crow’s does!!! I wish to GOD Cameron was REAL… REAL REAL REAL!!!


Spoilers! So if you didn’t read the book, Beware!

Cameron is an enigma! Bad boy day and night but wants and needs to feel loved. You can feel this coming OFF the pages as you read. I love how he kept Billy “clean”, I lo
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Julie Hockley is a graduate of the University of Ottawa. She lives with her growing family in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. This is her debut novel. Visit Julie’s website at www.juliehockley.com
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“Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost...I wouldn't survive that” 233 likes
“How do you know when you're There, I had once wondered. Maybe you're lucky enough to notice the moment it's happening to you. Maybe you're able to block out all the other stuff that is, in the end, just background noise. But, most often, you don't know that you were There until you lose it, or until it gets taken away from you. When you look back, you clearly see that time, that place, when all the pieces of you had finally fit together to make you blissfully happy, make you your whole self. Like one of those jumbo puzzles that take up your entire kitchen table for weeks, the tiny pieces are just cardboard shapes with colors splashed on them, and they don't make any sense until you find their rightful place among the other pieces. When you put the last piece into place and the pieces now form a complete picture, that's when you're There. But while you were busy thinking about gluing the puzzle together, so that the pieces would never be apart again, someone comes from behind you, destroys the last piece and throws the rest of the pieces away. Even if you could muster up enough courage to put the pieces back together, the picture would never be complete again, because of the last missing piece...which, as it turned out, was smack in the middle, or in the heart, of the picture.” 113 likes
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