Novelette Review: On Raven's Wings (Hell Bent/Heaven Sent #1) by Isobel Lucas

On Raven's Wings (Hell Bent/Heaven Sent #1)On Raven's Wings by Isobel Lucas
Published: October 1st, 2012 by 80 Pages, Inc
Review Copy: Purchased
Description from Goodreads:
Mary Joseph's family is going through a financial crisis and now she's forced to finish out senior year at the local public school. In an effort to erase her Catholic school girl image, she joins a rock band, gets a makeover from her best friend, and changes her name to Raven.

Ian, the hottest guy in school, notices her and she's plunged into a world she never expected to enter. His kisses are as steamy as his body, but Raven doesn't know if he's telling her the truth about his bizarre family or if he's just saying anything to convince her to go all the way.

When disaster hits Raven's family, she has to make a decision: ignore Ian's wild claims or take a leap of faith.

On Raven's Wings is the first episode in a series of five novelettes (10,000 - 15,000 words) releasing every two weeks starting October 23rd. Due to sex and language, this is recommended for readers 17 and up.

My Review:

On Raven’s Wings is only around thirty-three pages on Kindle, so it is a quick read.

Given that it’s a novelette, I’m going to keep my review short.

On Raven’s Wings, the first in a novelette series, is about a young girl named Mary Joseph. After going to Catholic school all her life, Mary is forced to attend public school after her parents find themselves dealing with financial problems.

At her public school, Mary is constantly picked on – they famously nickname her Virgin Mary. Hoping to change her image, she joins a rock band and takes on the stage name Raven. After their first live show, Mary’s life changes forever.

The scene backstage after the concert might’ve moved a bit fast between Ian and Mary, but after their first encounter is later explained, I can see why things happened the way that they did.

On Raven’s Wings is definitely different from what I’d expect from this author (I loved her books under her other pseudonym, Megg Jensen), but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I did enjoy this novelette, and I’m eager to see how the story continues with the next installment.

If you’re looking for a quick read, why not check out On Raven’s Wings? Heck, it’s only $0.99 on Amazon.

One final note: this series is meant for more of a New Adult crowd.

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