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Book Review: Raven by

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...
Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

Wow, this book was so interesting and different than some of my recent reads. The first couple of chapters were fantastically creepy and interesting at the same time. We are introduced to a girl who's mother doesn't really talk to her. She is not allowed to go anywhere, talk to anybody and hasn't even seen her father who lives in the house!  She has never had a cooked meal, only eating canned food and her mother watches her out the window as she comes and goes from school.

The introduction was very creepy, I wasn't sure what to expect, a horror book or heavy tale of loss and depression. But the story develops into this fantastical tale of shape shifters and good vs evil. It was so reminis…