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Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy
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Apr 17, 12

bookshelves: favorites, read-in-2012, urban-fantasy
Read from April 11 to 17, 2012 — I own a copy

** spoiler alert ** I adore this woman. Honestly, I was so relieved to see that Joanne is still her bumbling, stubborn, courageous self after the 'awakening' she experienced in Spirit Dances. The fact that she really has no clue what is going on or a definite plan on how to fix it is part of what makes her, and this series, one of my favorites. When she manages to look inside and find the necessary tools to rise above whatever nasty is currently trying to end the world it never fails to invoke my happiness. I was very happy to see that this book addresses the relationship between Jo and her mother. As tumultuous as it has been in the previous books to have an explanation of everything is thirst-quenching. I'm glad too, that Jo doesn't immediately call the new connection love and forget the lack of mother in her life even though it was a necessary evil and she eventually sees Sheila's reasons laid out in time to save the future and her daughter. Real-world estranged parent reunions are never quick, easy, or pretty. For time and plot's sake, there was a significant shortening of the painful reunion phase, but at least it was there. I'm ecstatic for the new book whenever it comes out because based on the ending of this, we will finally get the full story on Jo's life and difficult teen years in North Carolina and possibly even explore her relationship with her dad. I'm not going to lie, part of why I'm so excited is the fact that I'm from NC and ADORE it when my favorite state is the focal point of my favorite novels, which rarely ever happens. Even if this is just a clever way to further play out reasons to prevent the world-ending admission of love and physical interaction between Jo and Morrison, I'll take it because I know that the background work will be so good.
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