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The Ravens

(The Ravens #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,094 ratings  ·  646 reviews
Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 3rd 2020 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Rebecca There is light romance and relationship issues. A lot of talk about being in love but it is depicted more as crushing and a few kiss scenes.

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Becca & The Books
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Ravens is a fast-paced, deliciously witchy, contemporary fantasy that will keep you addicted until the very last page.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, having not read from the authors previously, but I couldn't turn down the opportunity to read a book about a Sorority of Witches.
This is exactly what is says on the tin. The Ravens are a powerful coven that recruits new blood through their Sorority. There's some bitchiness and drama, as well as a few mysterious secrets trying to res
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read

I'm so sorry, y'all. I really wanted to love this.

The Ravens has a lot of elements I thought would really work for me, but unfortunately, it just didn't.

The story alternates between two perspectives, Scarlett Winters and Vivi Deveraux.

Scarlett is a legacy Raven at Westerly College, aiming for the slot of Sorority President, like her mother and sister before her.

Vivi is a freshman, who is shocked when she receives a bid to join the exclusive Sorority. From what she gathered at the r
2.5 stars
This took 84 years to finish but I finally did it! It wasn’t bad per se, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The premise was intriguing and I loved the idea of a sorority being a front to hide a witches' coven. But the execution and plot were disappointing and lackluster.

Sisterhood was a central theme throughout the novel and I liked how everyone supported each other. It’s gratifying to see all the Kappa sisters stand up for each other and kick butt. There was one incident that did not scream
Claude's Bookzone
CW: (view spoiler)

Well, once the actual witchy stuff started I was quite engaged, however, it took too long to get to that point and I expect that this slow beginning may result in some DNFs. I understand that the scene needed to be set and characters introduced but this felt unnecessarily long. It is also undoubtedly a YA story with ample high school type snark and drama. That bein
MissBecka Gee
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
❤️🧡💛This was everything I hoped for💚💙💜

I am sooo in for the next book!!!
Bertie (LuminosityLibrary)
I always love books that focus on witches, and this one is about a sorority that hides a coven! It took me a while to get into this book, but despite its faults, the excellent second half and the perfect amount of witchiness left me thoroughly entertained.

Kappa Rho Nu isn't an average sorority. It hides a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, who's using university to get away from her eccentric mother, the sorority is a place to redefine herself. For Scarlett, who's part of a legacy family, it m
Mara YA Mood Reader
Jan 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Finally college life! But mostly I’m just here because Ravens and Kass Morgan
Kristin Sledge
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for an audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

College can be a real witch, literally. The sisters at Kappa Rho Nu also known as the Ravens are members of the most powerful coven in the world. Scarlett is a junior at Westerly who come from a long line of Ravens. She even hopes to be the president of the Ravens her senior year as long as everything goes smoothly. When a banished ex-coven member returns to reak havock on her former sisters,
Ms. Woc Reader
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: just-okay, fantasy
If you haven't heard of The Ravens it's a story about sorority which is actually a secret coven. The story follows two sorority sisters Vivi Deveraux, a freshman and Scarlett Winters, a junior. While Vivi has come to Westerly to escape her mother and find stability she stumbles upon something much greater when she discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Scarlett comes from a legacy of witches having been raised her whole life to be a Raven like her mother and older sister. This year her b ...more
❀ Alex ❀ (The Scribe Owl)
4.25/5 stars

A million thanks to Edelweiss for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! This review is based off an advance copy, so some things might be changed on publishing.

This book called to me as soon as I saw it on Edelweiss! I love anything paranormal, especially witches, and a college story isn’t something you see very often in YA. This was a nice shakeup of my normal reads and I’d definitely recommend it!

Vivi hasn’t ever stayed in one place long enough to make friends, drifting all ov
Nov 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: black-authors
The premise of The Ravens is a fun one and it's a book that would be great adapted into a shop on the CW or Netflix. It follows a sorority that is secretly a coven of witches, with each author writing a different character perspective.

Vivi is an incoming freshman excited to start fresh and stay in one place after a nomadic childhood with her tarot-reading mother. When she's asked to pledge the Ravens, she has no idea what she's in for. Meanwhile Scarlett is gunning to be the next president of t
Sarah {The Clever Reader}
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
** A huge Thank You to NG for approving me for the audiobook for The Ravens in exchange for an honest review.

I am so glad I got the opportunity to listen to the audiobook for The Ravens! This dark YA fantasy was just what I needed. I enjoyed this unique story with all its twists and turns. The gothic feel of the sorority house has me looking for a sign up sheet! How do I pledge Kappa Rho Nu?

So much happened in this fast-paced story. I enjoyed having duel POV's between Scarlett and Vivi. I like
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Enjoyable YA story. Liked all the characters. Wish we had gotten more into the history of the Ravens. Looking forward to the next one!
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Ravens is the first instalment of a young adult fantasy series of the same name and is the perfect read to curl up with during spooky season. It is told from the alternating perspectives of two students at the prestigious Westerly college in Savannah, Georgia. They are both part of a coven of witches covertly hiding in plain sight disguised as sorority sisters. Vivi is new and hoping to use her move to Westerly as an opportunity to reinvent herself. Sick of being dragged around the country b ...more
I couldn't get enough of this book! It gripped me from the first chapter and I wanted to devour it immediately. I liked the characters, the mystery, and the magic. It was fun, fast paced, and well written.

Vivi has no idea that magic is real, she's just trying to make a life on her own without her mom's interference. When she discovers that the sorority she pledged is actually a coven of witches, Vivi feels like she finally belongs somewhere. Scarlett has grown up with magic her whole life and i
— nova
Dec 11, 2020 marked it as priority-tbr
anyone else see the word RAVEN and immediately think, "ah yes another raven book i must read this." ...more
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
For me this was a disappointment. I loved the concept - a sorority full of witches? Count me in. The execution wasn't great though, to be completely honest.

The book follows Vivi, a freshman, and Scarlett, a junior, both witches at Westerly College. Vivi doesn't know she's a witch - she grew up moving from place to place, living in crappy apartments with her mother who always moved them on due to 'funny feelings'. Scarlett is the opposite - her mother and older sister were both presidents of The
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review coming soon.
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ever since I knew The Ravens was going to be a book, I was instantly intrigued. I really wanted to get the ARC of it just so I could dive into those wonderful and mysterious pages. Luckily for me, I got the audio ARC and didn't hesitate (much) to dive into it.

In it, you will meet Vivi. She was kind of like Sabrina the Teenage witch.. but not really. Mostly because she didn't know that she was a witch or that she had powers
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
As soon as I heard about this book, I was excited for it. Witches in a sorority? Sign me up. The fact that this book gave me vibes of the tv show Sabrina was just a bonus. In this book you'll meet Vivi, the young and innocent girl who has no idea of her powers. She doesn't know she's a witch let alone that magic exists.


She's going to college after a life of moving around with her mom, always being the new girl. This time, she's older and wants it to be different. She still feels a bit apart fro
Stay Fetters
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
"You can be the most powerful Witch in the world if you believe in yourself and you believe in your sisters. But being the best Witch and being the best Raven aren't one in the same."

Witches are some of my favorite people to read about. I mean, they say you read what you know... But there was something that stuck out to me with this one and I've had excitement building and building since I read about it. I was nervous to see how they would handle a Sorority full of powerful Witches and they pull
I am just not impressed. It is a decent novel, the pace works, the characters are passable if not memorable (other than Scarlet), but the college setting/sorority as a witch coven thing was not used to its fullest potential. It brings nothing new/exciting to the table. We get so hung up on the background mystery of "what did Scarlett DO?" or "Who is going after the witches?!" that the journey from the new witches is barely explored. From one chapter to the next the new witches are able to do rid ...more
Oh my. This book.

I really thought it would be one of my 2020 faves. Not only does it play on sorority books nostalgia like The Ivy or Private series which I really enjoyed, but also...witches?? I mean, seriously. This sounds perfect, right up my alley. And until around halfway I thought it would be good. Not the best, but a fun, enjoyable read.
But it started going downhill from there real fast.

Even though the girls are supposedly in college, the vibe was definitely high school. Vivi, the main fe
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: —> 4 Stars

There was just something about this... I love, loveeee, LOVED it!

Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We have two POV’s in this book Vivi and Scarlett. Vivi Devereaux has lived in many places and gone to many schools,. She has been accepted into Westerly College in Savannah, Georgia. Scarlett Winter comes from a successful family and is now aiming to become president of Kappa Rho Nu which is actually a society of witches. Vivi's and Scarlett’s worlds collide when Vivi is accepted into Kappa Rho Nu. Both Scarlett's and Vivi’s worlds change as they discover secrets and some people around them are ...more
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's not clear why I feel this way, but I am downright surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Maybe it's because I didn't expect much because of the setting. Perhaps I expected petty sorority girls and douchey frat boys with a splash of magic. Whatever it was, I am so glad I was proven wrong. Many thanks to Raincoast Books and HMH Teen for the ARC!

Full review at Write, Read, Repeat

Right from the get-go this drew me in. Told in dual POV, this is a book that is unafraid to dig into the darkness of
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The Ravens is the 1st novel of a young adult fantasy series and is the ideal read during the current creepy season. It is told from the different viewpoints of two students at the renowned Westerly college in Savannah, Georgia. They both are part of a coven of witches secretively hiding in plain sight camouflaged as sorority sisters.

Vivi is new and wanting to utilize her move to Westerly as an occasion to reexamine herself. Tired of be
Zoë ☆
It was okay? I expected more of it I guess. Though I couldn’t stop reading during the second half of the book, I wasn’t that invested in the characters and their sorority. And I kinda eyerolled because of the ‘big reveal’ 🙈 I did like the magic system I guess but it wasn’t explained that much? I would have loved to learn some more history for example. Not sure if I’ll continue the series buuut I enjoyed it enough to finish it 🤷🏼‍♀️
Jan 06, 2021 marked it as did-not-finish
I thought I was getting a cool sorority of badass witches, not a high school level boyfriend dramedy.
anna ✩
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Thank you to Edelweiss and the Publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The Ravens has everything. It's a story about sorority girls at Westerley who are witches. There's magic, there's intrigue, there's friendship, there's betrayal, there's twists and turns. The premise of this draws you in but the actual story will keep you locked in from the very first page.

Vivi Deveraux is just starting at Westerley and she is hoping this will be the year her life fi
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Kass Morgan studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now resides in Brooklyn, where she lives in constant fear of her Ikea bookcase collapsing and burying her under a mound of science fiction and Victorian novels.

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