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(The Ravenhood #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  19,517 ratings  ·  2,486 reviews
Can you keep a secret?

I grew up sick.⁣

Let me clarify.⁣

I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.⁣

Because of that, I believed it, because I made myself believe it, and I bred the most masochistic of romantic hearts, which resulted in my illness.⁣

When I lived this story, my own twisted fairy tale, it was unbeknown
Paperback, 364 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by Independently published (first published July 27th 2020)
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Nola Wolfbird I’m only on the first chapter and the main character has already referred to her father as “Adolf”. I will keep you posted on more references but I to…moreI’m only on the first chapter and the main character has already referred to her father as “Adolf”. I will keep you posted on more references but I too am already turned off from this author. This is my first book from her.

“Let’s see how Adolf feels about you occupying a guest room before you gas up, okay?”

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chan ☆
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
oh look, it's kate stewart cementing herself as a new favorite author

i adored this. and i had a gut feeling i would, which is why i put off reading it for so long. i knew that my emotions probably couldn't be contained in a vlog (and i didn't really want to film them), and as i am a youtuber... it's kind of hard to pick up books nowadays that i'm not going to talk about on camera.

so i waited for the perfect opportunity. completely unencumbered by video making, i got to savor the fuck out of this
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

“It’s time to keep your secrets.”

Mind. Blown. Kate Stewart brought a totally different kind of read with Flock and I loved it! This review is going to be short and vague because this is a book you want to go into blind.

Cecelia meets Sean at her first day at work. She’s working at a place her father owns to earn her spot there. She and her father are estranged, but she’s living with him and working for him for reasons bigger than herself. She’s expecting to just survive th
Phuong ✯
#1 Flock ↠ 2.75 stars
#2 Exodus ↠ 1.75 stars

Update: Just wanted to clear some things in the spoiler part, cause I feel like there might be a misunderstanding.

If you've read the blurb and you have questions. I might have some answers for you. The blurb and the reviews are super vague when it comes to the pairing. Is it menage? Is this reverse harem? A threesome?

For those who want to go in blind, please only read the first part which is going to be spoiler free. But for those who hate surprises a
♂️Must Have Book Boyfriends ♂️

You can’t re-live your own love story because, by the time you’ve realized you’re living it, it’s over. At least that was the case for me.


❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
'FLOCK' is the first full length romance book in Kate Stewart's 'The Ravenhood' duet. An unconventional twisted suspenseful love story. Spoken in nineteen year old Cecelia's POV.

I'm not going to write up this review how I normally would only because you really need to go into this one blind, because this book deserves it!

Like fight club, what you see, what you hear, you do not tell anyone!!


I have no idea what I just read, but what I did read I LOVED!! Everything about this book was
Chelsea Humphrey
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Christy
"The only love I've ever known or craved is the kind that keeps me sick, sick with longing, sick with lust, sick with need, sick with grief. The distorted kind that leaves scars and jaded hearts."


Talk about a wild ride! This book was released last year, but with the audiobook publishing soon, I couldn't pass up the chance to hear how the narrators bring Cecelia, Sean, and Dominic to life. Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden were the perfect choices for the story, and I found myself being able to get l
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
My greatest hope is to be in all-consuming love. My biggest fear is to be in all-consuming love.

Shut. The. Front. Door. TWICE.

I am totally and completely ruined. Dead. DEAD I tells ya. How do I even go on living after this book? HOW? I've been sitting in my room, staring blankly at the wall for the past 3 hours, just trying to figure out how to go on with my life. And I've come to the conclusion that it's simply impossible. Until I have book two in my hands, the only existence
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

Cecelia Horner accepts a job with her absentee father shortly after her high school graduation in exchange for a hefty inheritance she plans to use to take care of her mother, the parent that raised her all alone while working herself to the bone to make ends meet. The position forces her to move to a new town where she doesn't know a single soul aside from her estranged father. During her time there, she explores her sexuality and opens her mind up to new ideas and possibilities all while gi
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
WHY HAVE I BEEN SLEEPING ON THIS BOOK??? This book was so surprising and addicting and I couldn't put it down. Now, the first 100 pages were definitely slow, but I knew that there was something more to what was happening and things were going to pick up, which they did. I really don't want to say too much about the plot because it's best not knowing anything. Just know that Cecelia is spending the summer with her dad, who she didn't really grow up knowing, and works for his factory in town. The ...more
🏃 painfully boring
🏃 skimmed from start to finish
🏃 it might be bcs of the writing style
🏃 or the story or the characters, but
🏃 i did like sean
🏃 dominic could grew on me
🏃 the heroine on the other hand..
🏃 yeah she might be one of the reasons why
🏃 but chill im in for a pound
🏃 so exodus & finish line, here i come
🏃 lets just hope theyre near as good as the cover
Isabella. R
5 Liberation Can Be Beautiful Stars ⭐

Intense, mysterious, captivating and liberating. I now understand why you should go into this story blind and open minded. This book has the power to reel you in and question the way you've been programmed to think.

Flock led me down an unknown path. Every time I thought I knew where this story was heading, I was blindsided. It's not often that a book is completely enthralling.

"Freaks hide in plain sight, baby.

You’re living proof."

Cecelia has relocated to Tr
Kate Stewart
Jul 28, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

🦅All three books in The Ravenhood Trilogy are 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 & #𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 to read in #𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 ⁣🦅⁣

This trilogy is of a modern day take on Robin Hood, but with more Fast and Furious/Fight Club vibes. It’s an unconventional love story—#𝐁𝐀𝐃𝐁𝐎𝐘𝐒 #𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐎𝐄𝐒—filled with 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞, hella 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 , major 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬, a little 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, and 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐒!

**All books in the The Ravenhood Trilogy must be read in order.

Purchase the series here! #𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 to read in #𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝

I just finished this book right now and I am not quite sure how I’m feeling about^. What I will say is that I was a bit disappointed in the pacing of the book. It was very slow for the whole book... having said that.. I was still eager to keep reading to find any answers that I can. I ended up overthinking everything I was reading, and because of that I kept interested.

As for the ending, I am honestly confused!! Lol! So of course I now need to dive into the next one right away! I’m really hoping
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start, you guys?! WHERE. DO. I. EVEN. START. First off, I had the pleasure of reading The Ravenhood duet early and it has shaken me to my core. I am a MESS. I can't do ANYTHING but obsess over these characters. I CAN'T STOP THINKING OF THEM. They have CONSUMED me heart and soul! I cry just thinking about them. I AM SO EMOTIONAL over what I read. This is hands down the BEST DUET OF 2020! Words can't do it justice. It is MORE than intense, it is MORE than angsty, it is MORE than passion ...more
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Even though I vowed to be different from my mother in the way I live my life, we have the same disease. We crave the all-consuming soul-stealing, drama-filled romances that are destined to end badly. I inherited my heart from her, and it’s relentless.

My mind is completely blown away by what I’ve just finished reading. ”FLOCK” is a decadently steamy summer sizzler!! It messed with my heart and my head! I’m left feeling bewildered and DY
Aug 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not a stupid person but I really, really do not understand this book. I just don’t get it. I’ll try to explain why, without spoilers.

In the prologue we find out that Cecelia is 26 years old and she has just ended things with her fiancé because she didn’t love him enough. She is going back to the place where she gave her heart to someone.

Aged 18/19 Cecelia goes to live with her estranged dad, Roman, a multi millionaire. He wants her to work at his company for a year to be worthy of her inher
Kate Stewart has definitely come out to play with part 1 in the Ravenhood Duet. If you’ve read Excess, Sexual Awakenings or Predator and Prey then you’re going to love the vibe of this book. The topics are relevant and makes you think twice.
Flock made me feel! I was in a constant state of intrigue and arousal. From start to finish!

The story is told from one POV. Nineteen year old Cecelia who comes to live with her estranged father for a year to help out her mother.
Cecelia has always been the gi
Apr 13, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Aug 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars🌦

So honestly I didn’t LOVE this book, I liked it, but it set up an amazing duology + epilogue/prologue book. There’s one specific reason I didn’t love this which I will address later in the review because it might be considered a spoiler.


The story follows Cecelia, an 18 year old going on 19, who moves to a small town called Triple Falls. She has been forced to live with her estranged dad and work at his factory in order to receive her inheritance. She plans to use the inherit
Jennifer Kyle
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
3.75 STARS!
This cannot and will not end well.
Secrets, lies, and ménage - oh my . . . book 2 here I come!

So there's no doubt that Ms. Stewart is a great writer, and I love how she's willing to take risks with some of her books - I'm looking at you, Method. And that's where Flock fits in too: a risk. For that alone, it's worth the read!

First, I have to give a big thank you to LEILA for reading this one with me and putting up with my snail's pace. 🥰🥰

Plot in a nutshell: Not much to say
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
JFC I love this book. I’m confused af on some parts but I love it.

I’ll update this with something more thought out... eventually... soon lmao BUT READ IT


WOW. seriously... just WOW. It’s crazy how much I loved this book. Sleep was THE ENEMY. Because even in my sleep, I’m pretty sure I was dreaming about the book or thinking about what was going to happen in the next chapter. Man, I wish I could say I was just being dramatic, but that sleep was restless.

The back of the book
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 OMG Stars

WHAT. THE. HECK!!!!!! I just finished an incredible story that has left my mind spinning, twisting and contemplating!! I got so immersed in the story that I literally finished in one day. I could not put it down!!!

This author has created a story that has literally blown my mind. There was so much mystery surrounding this wildly wicked plot. The story was very intricate with lots of twist and turns. It constantly kept me on my toes with thoughts and questions. And I can’t forget to men
Minority opinion but still worth it. What the everloving hell was that?!!

Do you know about the scenario where a train wreck is going to happen and it is ugly but you can still can't pull your eyes away?! That train wreck was this book.

The writing style was really weird to the point I wanted to go to sleep (this coming from a girl who loves exploring new writing styles ). The FMC was annoying and to be very honest, torturous. The hero, Sean, is ridiculously and wholly manipulative and there's no
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
"Can you keep a secret?"
And BAM!! We know this book will be full of mystery and intrigue, of the kinds that'll blow your mind to smithereens! A powerful storyteller, Kate crafts a chilling riddle that has no straight answer. It's all wrapped up in enigma, doused in complexity and the key to deciphering it lies in your willingness to step in the one way street to the Tattooed Club.
Once in, there's no way out!!
Kate's talent is 💯 unparalleld in wordpower, plotting, narration, angst factor
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

After anticipating this book like you wouldn’t believe and finally finishing it, I have no freakin clue what just happened. I have no clue what I just read, and I have no motherfucking clue what’s going to happen next!! I felt like I went down a rabbit hole and no one and I mean absolutely NO ONE gave me a heads up!

I have always been a huge fan of this author and when I saw that she was coming out with a mysterious duet, I was on this faster than a dollar bill on the stripper pole stage!! I had
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Can you keep a secret?' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I don't even know how to process what I just read. OH MY GOD. I. AM. A. FREAKING. MESS. I don't even know how to write this review without giving anything away (I’ll try though!). First of all, you Kate Stewart you! I demand you give us Exodus RIGHT THIS SECOND lady! I can't even after that cliffhanger. I need to know everything! Simply put, Flock was gripping, unconventional, suspenseful and scorching h
Carla Bulian
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4,5. Great story! I loved the characters!!!
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author/ Wordsmith Publicity)

-My greatest hope is to be in all-consuming love. My biggest fear is to be in all-consuming love.

-I want to be claimed and owned and ruled and possessed by love.


Cecelia Horner moves to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains called Triple Falls to live with her estranged father. She's stuck working and living there for the next year so she needs to make the best of her situation. She hopes to make friends and maybe finally experience some
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Christy
WHOA!! What did I just read?!! To say I was thrown for a loop several times in this book is an understatement. At one point I'm heading north and then the next moment I'm heading Northeast and then BAM I'm driving past a train wreck and I can't look away. Then as I think we're back on track I start to veer to the south and finally, I'm going west towards the ocean where I get slammed by a tsunami of more mystery.

● CHAPTER 25 - iykyk
● steamy
● angsty
● secrets
● cliffhanger

Chapter 25 had
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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate's title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads ...more

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