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
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
This installment just lost it's pizzazz for me. Which is unfortunate because I love Edgar Allen Poe and having a character cursed by the dark poet seemed like it would be a lot of fun. It also included one of my least favorite tropes; the love triangle.
It was a difficult decision to abandon this one since it wasn't bad by any means, but it lost it's flair and without that flair, well...there just wasn't much there. I probably could have pushed through to the end since it's a short bo ...more
It was still funny and the characters dropped lots of witty one-liners and I liked the pop culture ...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
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
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
This is the main reason why I read Stacey Rourkes Raven (The Legends Saga Book 2). The novel is about Ireland Crane's search to find out more about her tattoo and her ability to turn into the bringer of d ...more
-I know Poe better, so I get more frustrated by the fact that the book barely attempts to reference his actual life, instead saddli ...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
What the Story is About.
In this instalment we ...more
There was a strong "Buffy" vibe now that Ireland and the Headless Horseman have melded.
The story has a cliffhanger ending, introducing a new character that will be the focus in the next novel.
This book had it all. Ireland, as the hessian, has struggled to keep him at bay. But when she comes across a couple people, things start to change. With the addition of Edgar Poe and his bride Lenore, things get complicated. Can Ireland keep the hessian at bay