Raven (The Legends Saga #2)
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be c ...more
I loved this se ...more
It felt rushed. The detail level/set-up was nowhere near the level of the first one and it kind of read like an action film. Ireland, Noah and Rip are the main characters again, but if you didn't know them from book one you'd think they ...more
"In death even our flaws are raised up on golden pedestals."
Six. Stars!! (again)
God, I love Stacey Rourke's characters so much! I fell in love with book 1 and now I have fallen for book 2!! The characters that were introduced in this one were amazing as well! Especially Edgar! He can make the hardest of hearts swoon into a puddle at his magnificent feet. And Ridley. Oh, don't even get me started. He can hold MY hand all he wants. Rourke is a master wh ...more
Rourke still brings the wit, humor and sarcasm that she is known for as she intertwines Washing Irving’s The Headless Horseman with the morbid, craziness that is Edgar Allan Poe. The cast you fell in love with from Crane; Noa ...more
Ireland Crane is back. She is trying to track down the mystery behind her cursed tattoo in Manhattan. But she soon finds herself caught up in more than she ever imagined.
We've got horseman, ghouls and ravens, oh my.
I loved this story. Rourke hooked me immediately. Fast ...more
Yet another awesome chapter in the Legends series.
Stacey Rourke has captured my attention with these wonderful stories. All of my old favorites as a committed bookworm are here, drawn together by a fantastic young heroine and her devoted sidekick. In this book, the Headless Horseman meets the infamous Lenore, of Edgar Allen Poe’s broken - hearted lore. Filled with the same excitement, more touching tragedies, and a growing romance, it kept me captive from front cover to final page.
As in the fir ...more
So here's to another well done book by Stacey Rourke! I received an e-arc Raven from a Xpresso Reads blog tour, and it was in pdf form, and most likely not the published form. However, Raven, the sequel to Crane, was actually published yesterday! The e-book is on Amazon, and also Smashwords, I believe?
Since this is a sequel, I'll just sum up the awesomeness of the first book in bullet-point form:
- If you're looking for your first NA, LOOK HERE. This is a great read that focuses more o ...more
Ok... fangirling done... Wow! This is so good.
Firstly, you will want to read the first book. It's a fantastic story but this without that would feel weird. Although this storyline is more about Edgar Allen Poe, they are entwined. This actually picks right up where the first leaves off so with ...more
It would be safe to say that this one was my favorite in the series. It’s also safe to say this is one of my favorite series. I can’t even explain how much I love this book. One of my favorite author’s is Edgar Allen Poe, I have read his stories and poems so many times, I can give great detail in explaining the stories, as weird of a guy as he was I found him and everything he wrote to be fascinating. When I read the synopsis for this book and realized that Ireland, Noah and Rip wer...more
Where Craven was the story of Ireland finding herself dealing with her curse and finding a way to share her body with the Headless Horseman, this one continues to build into that but adds a few new elements that are quite a treat in themselves, namely Edgar Allan Poe and Lenore!
Ireland keeps on trying to ...more
I love the new characters! Well, maybe “love” is too strong a word for this mixture of emotions I feel. Ridley is our newest main character, in modern times. I love his sass, especially when it comes to pushing Noah’s buttons, but I feel like I really can’t trust him either. He always seems to have ...more
In this second installment we explore the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe via The Raven, while Ireland Crane still tries to deal with the force w ...more
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
What do you get when you mix snarky attitude with a monster who has a conscience, why Crane but Mrs. Rourke was not done there she just upped it another level with Raven. With an amazing flare for darkness with a dash of light we step into the twisted story of Poe and his truest love. Ireland and her crew take on this new twist in their story with the same heart and action as before.
This book was impossible to put down and ...more
Put aside everything you think you know about Edgar Allen Poe and his history, for this story will introduce you to his parents and his wife in a way that you never could have imagined. Co ...more
As anyone who read my review of Crane will remember, I'm not a huge fan of mainstream 'classical' literature. One author, however, has always intrigued me: Edgar Allen Poe. His stories aren't ones that I generally clamor over and to be honest, I only know much about them thanks to a well versed high school instructor who was obsessed with Vincent Price (The Pit and the Pendulum is AMAZING). Anyway... Poe ...more
I love the notion of bringing classic literature to light with a modern twist so I was super excited when I stumbled on Stacey Rourke’s Legends Saga. The first book had me utterly captivated so when I learned that the series would continue on, I couldn’t wait to dive in and see how Rourke would put her own personal spin on Edgar Allen Poe. Though I am less familiar with his background than I am with the Headless Horseman, there was something that pulled me in and made my ...more
I am thoroughly enjoying this series! I love the mix of paranormal and romance, the past and present, and the twisting of famous literary works and legends. In Crane, the legend of the Horseman comes to life and wreaks havoc on the people of Sleepy Hollow. But in this book, the life of Edgar Allen Poe unravels.
Rating: 4 Nevermore Stars!
I love Edgar Allen Poe. I love that his work is so dark and dreary, so of course, I was excited about the sequel to the first book. I kn ...more
As a child, I devoured all the classics. I couldn't wait for Halloween time to see the TV specials about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. I was draw to them, captivated by them and held them close to me all the years that followed. As an adult, I was looking at rentals, found one that didn't realize please me but almost s ...more
The beginning of this novel is met with a bit more humor than we saw in the first book. With Rip learning a new word that we can blame Noah for, the Horseman basically being forced into submission because of country music, and a situation invol ...more
The Legends Saga is absolutely AMAZING. There's really no other way I could put it. The way she weaves the past and the present and brings old fiction to modern day with a twist of truth and makes each one of these characters and stories her own. It's simply wonderful.
The first book, Crane, had it's creepy moments. I mean, it's inspired by Washin ...more
Ireland Crane is twenty four years old and a relation of Ichabod Crane of Sleepy Hollow fame. I liked this stubborn, witty woman very much. She is still struggling with having the spirit of the Horseman inhabiting her body. Whilst looking for answers she meets Ridley Peolte, who finds he has a curse of his own.
I have been eagerly waiting the release of this book. I was not disappointed. I was hooked from the first page. This stor ...more
"Whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster"
Edgar Allen Poe (Poet 1809 - 1849)
The Raven is a poem written in the 1800's, that tells of a raven's enigmatic visit to a distraught lover, following the man's slow fall into madness because of the loss of his beloved, Lenore. It depicts a love that is to be 'nevermore'.
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The moment I put Crane, book one of The Legends Saga, down I started anticipating the nex ...more
Raven's storyline is fantastic and one that made me turn its pages in record speed. I laughed, I clutched my heart and I feared for the chara ...more