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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.

But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers, and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some thing—has taken his place.

Her quest to find the real Daniel, and get him back, plunges Avery into a world of Fae and changelings
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Spencer Hill Press
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Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
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So I just came back from attempting to pump life back into my brain after this book fried it. I'm afraid it can no longer return to the way it was before. Some of the things in this book just can't be unseen.

This book was basically a paranormal romantic movie gone awry. It has all the cliche aspects down perfectly, but done in a more gag-worthy manner. Such as:

the heroine who is The One. And is, unfortunately, literally referred to as "The One
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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Fairies are one of my favorite mythical beings and I’d love to explore myself with the fae world. I’d really like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this wonderful book. It’s a great YA debut from the author Angelica R. Jackson, it was really an awesome book that made me feel happy and sad after I finished reading it.

When Avery visits her uncle Tam she was really eager to meet her crush Daniel, who lives in the same neighborhood. L
Alison Kemper
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm one of the lucky few who got to read an early version of this novel. Trust me, you're going to want to get your hands on a copy of CROW'S REST. I've never been fond of perfect-from-the-start heroines, so Avery is my kind of main character. She's sharp-tongued, she's funny, she even lets her hormones control her on occasion--she's just very real. I don't want to give out too many details (because spoilers), but the dog, the car and the Very Cute guys kept me turning pages late into the night. ...more
*this review contains minor spoilers*
Y'know, I've been reading books a long time. True, fantasy usually isn't my preferred genre, but I don't think I've ever read or heard of a book involving fantasy with *crows* before. That was definitely, I think, the most interesting thing about this book - well, that and the opening chapters/introduction. With that being said, let's get started, shall we?
Crow's Rest starts off with a BANG and I think the very first chapter is one of the most engaging/intere
Lis Carey
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, audiobooks, f-sf, fiction
Avery Flynn arrives at her Uncle Tam's house, for the long summer visit that has been part of her life since she was a young girl. She's now in her late teens, and late last summer, she and her old friend, Daniel, took the first hesitant steps toward romance. She's hoping they can pick up where they left off.

But strange things have happened, and Daniel isn't Daniel anymore. At first she just thinks he's changed. Then she thinks--this really isn't Daniel. It's someone else in his body, and she ne
Cassie C
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If you're looking for a quick read that's a little fun and nothing to take too seriously, this is the book for you. It's not that I didn't enjoy this novel, but it wasn't anything exciting. I feel like this book had a lot of potential, but didn't quite get there. I'm sure a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but there was just something missing, something that would have given the extra oomph it needed to make this a great sto
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'


Avery has always had a crush on Daniel. After leaving her uncle's house, she gets a text from Daniel saying he wanted to be friends. But now Avery is back to Tam's house and is determined to win Daniel back. But all she finds when she gets there is Daniel's over excited dog that seems to understand every single thing she says. Daniel is at the hospital and about to die. But somehow Avery and the dog manage to cure him but when Daniel wakes up, he is nothing like the sweet
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy is not my typical read--I'm more of a Realistic Contemporary girl myself-- but CROW'S REST was enjoyable. Avery is smart, funny, and not overly perfect, which made for a great heroine. It was a fast paced, fun read with just the right amount of humor for my taste. Well done! ...more
Heather Moser
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-and-read
I acquired this book from winning a raffle at Bookitcon, and I actually really enjoyed it! Crow's Rest was a slightly weird, paranormal, romance. I really loved the humor in this. It kept me interested the entire time, and I loved the characters, although the MC was slightly annoying at times. ...more
Bonnie Thomas
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very excited about this book!
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! Not my usual genre, but I had it on good authority that it was worth the read and I must agree!
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Well, I just finished the book and audio. I enjoyed meeting Avery and Lonan! I thought the story well told it kept me involved in their journey by continuing to pique my interest of what will be happening on the next page.

There were some things, however, that didn't sit right for me. Daniel, Avery's childhood friend and first love interest seemed more a sullen, petulant moody child. I truly couldn't see what she saw in him - or was this the author's way of making us prefer Lonan?
And Avery's mo
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars (Thank you to the author -I won a review copy on Twitter.)
I love YA paranormal stories so I was intrigued to read this one since it was about the fae. It was fun and a little quirky with bits of humor throughout the story. I didn't know what to think of Avery at first, but she's a strong character and very smart and determined-not a cliche damsel in distress. Sometimes I loved Daniel and other times he frustrated me. I don't want to give spoilers, so I need to avoid specifics but there
Krista Jasper
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ms. Jackson developed a creative and unique way of bringing the human and Fae worlds together. Avery’s mother, a nurse, believed Avery had mental health episodes, like her father, and had her on medication to address this issue. However, Avery found out there was much more going on than “mental health” when she returned to her Uncle Tam’s to spend the summer as she did every year.

Avery began to wonder about her own mental health when she began to notice changes in
Cary Morton
Dec 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book directly from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I'll be straight with you, I threw this book across the room (figuratively) somewhere amidst the third chapter. I'm not entirely sure what the author intended, but the narrative style of Crow's Rest by Angelica R. Jackson was trying too hard to be quirky and charming. The main character, whose name I've already forgotten, is a tangled mess of poor writing. She's ADD and Bipolar, and okay, sure, tha
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avery is not your perfect, fairy tale or fantasy heroine.
Who can blame her? It seems the boy she has a major crush on has changed. It is quite the predicament. It seems to upset her more than him.
However, this particular boy is not the only one who has Avery's hormones racing.
Perhaps that is why she never comes across as quite solid or well formed to me.
On the positive side, she has her humorous moments.

Not a bad attempt for a first book. I am also reading the second installment.

Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook coming out soon. I loved this first story in the series and look forward to more. The whole story grabbed me from the start and I couldn’t stop listening. Angelica Jackson does and excellent job of weaving the Fae and the Earth worlds together in an easy to understand manner. I don’t want to give anything away but I enjoyed the whole book. There’s a lot of sass and spunk in Avery and it creates some really humorous situations.
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a little while to actually get into reading this book (which I received as an ARC), but once we began to see that something unusual was going on the story became much more interesting. I liked how they used some traditional get myths while also giving it a fresh twist. I'm quite interested to see how they story goes in the following books. ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: j
I liked this book a lot. It never went the way I was expecting it to. Two-thirds of it was great, only in need of a little polishing. The last act, however, seems to become a different book. Don't get me wrong, I thought it was okay, but it just didn't seem to fit the rest of the book. Verdict: I haven't read many Fae stories, but I thought this was pretty good. ...more
Rollin Rania
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this as an audiobook and loved every minute of it! The characters were well done and you don’t have to understand anything about the fae to enjoy this adventure. Avery is young and learning about her life and the worlds. This was a great book one and makes me excited to pick up the next one!
Tracy Doig
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a story! At first I was wondering if I had picked up the wrong book because it was too sad and tragic, then the twist and turns came in. I am glad that I stuck it out and keep reading as I really enjoyed reading this book. I have received a free copy of this book.
Debbie W.
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a arc and volunteer to review this audiobook and book. Great read and really liked it. Highly recommend this and the series.
Originally posted on May 13 2015 at Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

In a Flutter: Overall a fun, easy read.
Fluttering Thoughts:
Worldbuilding: The setting of Crow’s Rest had a lot of charm, and the fantasy elements were interesting as well – fey, magic -.
Characters: Avery was an interesting MC. I sort of liked the idea of her, the concept, but I wasn’t that taken with her manifestation, if that makes any sense. The concept of her was fun, but she sometimes read unconvincing, somewhat childish maybe at ti
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crow's Rest

Avery and Daniel have been friends for a very long time, spending summers together when Avery would visit her Uncle Tam. Summer has once again arrived and Avery is anxious to see Daniel to find out if he still loves her since they had spent the day kissing last time they were together. When Avery arrives, Daniel is nowhere to be found, not even her Uncle knows where he is. This is the beginning of this great story with twists and turns, and a few surprises along the way!
I truly enjoye
Karen T.
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Overall a really great read! I loved the main character, Avery's, quick wit and no-nonsense personality. I also really like the fact that she isn't the typical weakling looking for love--she's a strong personality in all the right ways! Just the right amount of magic and romance to make for a real page turner and the Crow's Rest setting really added a perfect element of mystery. I would definitely recommend this book to lovers of paranormal romance and adventure! ...more
Carol Riggs
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book opens well, with the mystery of an abandoned castle, complete with turkey vultures and ravens “sinisterizing the turrets.” Definitely some great lines/descriptions in this novel. The dialogue is snappy and clever, the characters interesting, the pacing great as Avery navigates the weirdnesses of inhabited dogs and switched souls in guy-friend bodies. If you don’t mind lots of sexual innuendo and steamy-type scenes, and if you like hott supernatural fae guys, then check out this book.
Teresa Love
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It was my introduction to Fae type of creatures and I want to read more about them. I felt like the story flowed really well and there wasn’t any lame of boring parts. I understood the magic system and I liked how everything fit together. I liked the mental health side of it and it made me feel even more connected to the character. Will be reading book 2!
Erika Mailman
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a fast read, and I enjoyed especially the connection with the very mysterious Preston Castle. Great main character, great light romance!
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A genre-savvy and funny young adult paranormal thriller; I couldn't put it down. ...more
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rated it it was ok
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