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Ravenous (The Ravening #1)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  2,217 Ratings  ·  154 Reviews
The world didn’t end with a bang, it didn’t go out in a ball of fire and fury, nor did it end in ice. But in some strange way, ice was the end; or maybe it was the beginning of something more.

Bethany is stunned and horrified when she finds herself suddenly alone in a world that was alive only moments before. Terrified, she flees into the streets of her town, looking for an
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 229 pages
Published November 22nd 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published January 1st 2012)
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Apr 03, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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So if you took out most of the story and only kept the small percentage that was about the alien invasion and what they were doing to try and survive I would have really enjoyed this book. Instead we get page after page after page of memories of the time before that the main character Bethy thinks of. That or her constantly freaking out about going into buildings or small spaces, or constantly being drawn to Cade, but then remembering after making out with him and being all he is my everything! ...more
Oct 31, 2014 Ashleyjo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is all talk, albeit talk while running from aliens. I feel like nothing really happened... There was no point, no buildup, no climax, no big anything.... Just a lot of inner dialogue and running.

Our female MC finds herself surrounded by frozen bodies as the alien invasion kicks off. The books starts painfully slow with pages of Bethany standing around pondering the cashier that was frozen mid-transaction with her. Ah, boring ain't a good start, just saying!

She finally moves and is sa
Kendall {Book Crazy}
When I saw that this book was free on Amazon I quickly snagged a copy after reading the synopsis and loving it! The book starts instantly and then it doesn't stop! There was action around every corner which made my heart pound and I wasn't able to stop reading! I wasn't really expecting the plot to have as much as it did in it to be honest as I honestly wasn't expecting aliens to be the threat but it was a fresh idea and I really enjoyed it! The idea of the aliens was amazing and I liked that ...more
Hannah Elise {You're Just As Sane As I Am}
Wow. I am really enjoying this... Erica Stevens I have to say you are one of my all time favourite authors as every book I read of yours I seem to just find amazing as The Captured series is my all time favourite. Anyway, this book, my goodness the whole time I was just..

Literally because there was some scary stuff happening on our planet and that ending where Cade was.. yep.. I just can't... even...

SOOOOOOOOO I can't wait to read the next book!!!

Dec 11, 2012 Rogue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was slow and repetitive at times. She did pull me into it towards the end and I want to read book two now.
Cassandra Giovanni
May 26, 2014 Cassandra Giovanni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci-fi lovers, YA and NA
Recommended to Cassandra by: Book Flirt Jess
Overall 3.5 star

-Book Description: 4.5

-Cover: 4

-Plot: 3.5

-Creativity: 4

-Grammar: Unedited Copy N/A

-Simile Use: 3.5 (minimal usage)

-Description: 3

-Show Not Tell: 3

Ravenous by Erica Stevens is a sci-fi Young Adult novel, but I also felt that it could do well for the New Adult Age range as well. The cover is very pretty, but I find myself wondering what it has to do with the novel. It still did its job and dragging me in, as did the description of the novel. One of the first things about this novel
So this book was recommended to me by one my fellow goodread users (Thanks for that Karina :) ), and I am really glad she did! It was a great suspenseful book about what would happen to the world if aliens took over and have changed the world we once knew dramatically. Everything is gone, from the internet to cars, and now even people have been frozen in place..the only ones left awake a group of teenagers who had everything taken away from them – their parents, friends – who have to grow up ...more
Apr 27, 2015 Ebony rated it it was ok
A teen end of the world by aliens apocalypse. I got it for free.
I flew through it mainly because the action was pretty non stop. Even when there was a lull, romance reared its ugly head.

Here we a have book with the little Princess, Bethany, who has the dream boyfriend and wants the bad boy too. Gah! Add to that she is the clumsy damsel in distress who trips over her own feet and feels guilty over her wishy washy feelings towards the two boys.
Oh and she's claustrophobic.
I wanted aliens to eat he
Trish Wood
this book has so much potential to be an amazing book. it is the 2nd book I have read about aliens, and I really really love to hate this book. it has a great plot, a lot of action which had my heart racing, love interests, and the writing style was great, it started off interesting and hooked me instantly. HOWEVER the only thing that is keeping me from giving it a 5 star rating is this: for ever 10 pages of extreamly descriptive detailed about the surroundings, and her feeling, fears, thoughts, ...more
Isabella Gray
Jan 23, 2014 Isabella Gray rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't want to waste any more time on this book but feel I have to warn others so here are the status updates and comments I made while reading it:

"Wow, this is an awkward read. It's clunky and doesn't flow at all."

"You've gotta be kidding...Cade is such a bad boy....blah blah.... she's always felt a connection to him for some reason.....blah blah... he's totally saving her... Ugh!"

"Flipping thru pages now just hoping things improve. So apparently there's aliens but all Bethany worries about is
Lynkon Davis
Oct 21, 2015 Lynkon Davis rated it it was amazing
The Ravening series caught my attention and did NOT disappoint. With aliens, death, romance and plot twists this series kept me on the edge of my seat and occasionally putting it down to stop and say "wait, what? Did that just happen?"

I couldn't help but fall in love with the mysterious Cade, with his unfailing dedication to Bethany and almost chilling bravery he left me swooning!

Bethany pulled on my heart with all the loss she endures. I cried for her and with her. She transforms greatly over
K. D. Grace
Dec 01, 2012 K. D. Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far, Erica darling, loving it. Little confusing I thought at first until I realized you might have written literally from the point of view of a young woman trying to make sense of roller coaster of severe awareness and forced to make the most crazed decisions when they didn't knew which way everyone and everything was going. If I was lucky enough to have not died from pissing myself to death in the beginning and was writing a journal of my unbelievable adventure of horror, it would most ...more
Jan 28, 2013 Abbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes romance and fiction
Recommended to Abbie by: No one
I downloaded this book from ibooks and what a fantastic idea it was its brilliant to have something new and different in my collection i am purchasing the second book tomorrow please tell me that there will be a third soon i dont want to stop reading about these characters just yet. You have created a wonderful book you should be proud :)
Jan 22, 2013 Kimchi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing, aliens, death and escape i could not put it down. Cade is a great character loved him all around Everyone who is into aliens and mankinds fight for life should read this book great read well written. Awesome
Elisa Hordon
Dec 02, 2016 Elisa Hordon rated it liked it
My least favourite by this author, the storyline just didn't grab me.
Heather Wiese
Jan 23, 2013 Heather Wiese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It's been awhile since I have read anything with aliens, so this was interesting. Basically about a year ago aliens show up (they look like humans, but better) on Earth, bring great technological advances, feed the hungry, cure diseases, etc. Then they start taking away things. First it was weapons, then cell phones, airplanes, the internet, cars, advanced schooling...Wait a second, you mean they are not all benevolent?

It actually reminds me a lot of the TV show "V," did anyone see that?
Brenda Ayala
Ravenous is the first alien story I've read aside from War of the Worlds, and it introduced the genre nicely for me. It was a great introduction to the series and had plenty of action.

The plot was fairly straightforward. Bethany runs into Cade early on and meets up with her siblings Aiden and Abby. She also eventually finds her boyfriend Bret and a girl named Jenna, and together as a group they try to find a way to escape the aliens.

The aliens themselves were extremely interesting. The way they
Dec 19, 2013 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book... ugh. I am not in the habit of giving up on books. But this one? I might just have to.

So this girl "Bethy" is one of the only people not frozen when aliens start to take over the world. Enter Cade, the boy she hasn't talked to since she was a wee little lassie but now has a bad reputation. Of course he's the love interest. Forget her boyfriend, who is also not frozen. It really annoyed me how inconsistent she was "I'm afraid! I love Cade! I'm with Bret! I want Cade! I don't want to
Aug 13, 2012 Lectus rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just started reading it and so far I love it! I hope it keeps going this good!


If you liked that 2010 short-lived television series “V," you’ll like ravenous.

Aliens come to earth on peace terms sharing their technology and medical advances with us. People are forever grateful to them…
But then things change and Bethany, her brother, Bret (her boyfriend), and drop-dead-gorgeous Cade are running for their lives.

I was pretty much into the beginning of
Martha Dunlop
Mar 17, 2014 Martha Dunlop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if Aliens came to earth and wiped out most of the population…apart from you and a few others? This is what happens to Bethany and she is forced to rely on her survival instincts as she discovers those same aliens are pursuing her and the other remaining people.

To up the tension further, add Cade, a mysterious and gorgeous figure from her past who has unusually good survival skills and a ferocious urge to protect Bethany. Then there’s Bret, the high school sweetheart she knows
Aug 30, 2014 liirogue rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A disappointing book that had a lot of potential. I had previously read (and loved) "Captive" and was hoping to enjoy this book as well. Unfortunately, this seems to be a manuscript that was written when Stevens was much younger and hadn't quite found her "voice" yet. It also needs a good proof-reader as there are many spelling and grammatical errors.

This has the potential to be a really good book. I found the main plot line to be great - a small group of teenagers trying to survive an alien inv
Jessica Gomez
I love love love it when I find new authors that I know I am going to love. She was recommended to me by some friends at work (thank you ladies!) to read the Captive series. Now I have only read book one (which was really freaking good by the way) and am in the process of finishing some of her other work. IE the book I am reviewing now. :)

Anyway... back on track. This book is another twist on a regular superstition that all humans have, whether it be Vampires or Aliens. She turns the plot sligh
Kalla [A Bookish Nerd]
Ravenous follows a teenage girl named Bethany as she tries to survive in a world where aliens have frozen nearly everyone to have their blood sucked dry or stored for later. Those who did not freeze must try to stay alive no matter what the cost.

This was an okay book. The plot is rather simple- it's not confusing or hard to follow. The characters are easy enough to remember, although they didn't stand out to me. Bethany herself was an okay heroine. There weren't too many things that bothered me
Apr 18, 2013 Inda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GGGGGRRRRRRR!!!!!!! If you haven't noticed, I am slightly frustrated. I hate when a book ends like this. It was a great action packed book, but it's really frustrating when the ending sucks. If you haven't read this yet you might want to avert your eyes, because I'm about to drop some spoilers. So, through the whole book the heroine is torn between two guys. I know, shocker right. Why not when you're about to die from an alien invasion? Anyways, she is leaning more towards Cade, the dark, quiet, ...more
Sep 07, 2013 Abby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of the most amazing books I have read! Seriously! The story line was brilliant, the characters were brilliant, everything in this book was brilliant!!!!
Negatives :
I don't think I had any negatives about this book.

Positives :
1. Bethany. She was a super awesome person to read about and she now may be in my favorite girl characters. She was awesome!
2. Cade! Holly mother of poop did I love Cade. He was hot, he was smart, he was protective- in the most amazing way!!!, like if he heard
I'm really,really trying to like this book, but I've got my eyeballs permanently rolling my eyes in to the back of my head! I just cant get past that the author made such a annoying female (Bethy) for this book. Not to say I didn't like the plot of the book I just couldn't get past that she wasn't all that likable for me. I'm all for, the love triangle thing. The way she went about it was just to ridiculous. OK and I really felt sorry for (Bret) he is sweet and a little clingy but sweet and she ...more
May 27, 2015 Alyssa rated it it was ok
I don't know what to really say about this book. Honestly, I don't know what to say. I didn't really enjoy it. It's pegged as sci-fi, but the aliens are mostly just alluded to.

I guess it's supposed to be about this group of teenagers trying to survive this alien invasion that has resulted in most of the world frozen and then sucked dry. But really, that seems to be more of a subplot. The main plot seems to be more of a love triangle thing and a Bethany trying to figure out who she wants to be. I
Really 3.5 stars, but I rounded up because I'm curious to know what happens next because I know that Cade isn't dead.
It was a little slow going for me for the first chapter or so, but I'm glad that I stuck with it because it really picked up.
Bethany is our made character and I found her very irritating for a while, particularly because of the name, I'm not sure why. She just came off as whiny. Cade saves her and out of nowhere like five chapters in, do we find out that she actually has a boyfrie
Jan 25, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To the lists!

What I liked:
1. The story line was kind of original. I loved how so many details were given about the aliens and how they looked and acted.

2. The grammar was decent, although and editor could have helped, it was much better than I expected from a free kindle book.

3. The author explains the main character's emotions and motivations very well.

4. The main character Bethany is brave and smart in most situations.

What I didn't like:
1. Insta-love! I hate how Bethany and Cade fall in love s
Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
Spoilers...I went back and forth, there were things I liked about this book, though I'm not really one for reading alien books...but there were some things I liked...however, I hate books that have these damn girls that can't make up their minds and string these guys along and try to have everything under the guise of not wanting to hurt anyone when really its selfishness. I mean, I understand why Bret wasn't the guy for her, but come on...and of course I wanted her with Cade...and the things ...more
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Though my name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon, I do however live in Mass with my wonderful husband and our fish Klinger, and crazy puppy Loki. I have a large and crazy family that I fit in well with. I am thankful every day for the love and laughter they have brought to my life. I have always loved to write and am an avid ...more
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