Conspiracy of Ravens begins moments after Wake of Vultures . Nettie Lonesome made a leap — not knowing what would happen. Well change is funny that way. You know it is coming but you have no clue what the end product will look like.
As with the first book, Conspiracy of Ravens is beautifully written. I’m pretty sure that Lila Bowen sits are her computer and spends hours coming up with the most beautifully written sentences and paragraphs. For example: “And if there was one thing Rhett hated, it was rude people who didn’t quite deserve to die.” Or “What part of I don’t know sounded like keep on asking?” I spent so much time reading and re-reading this book. I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen and yet I did not want to rush the magic that was this book. So many parts touched and moved me that I found myself lingering, not being able to read another page. (I mean this in the BESTEST possible way.) As with the first book, Conspiracy of Ravens lives in the ‘grey’ of life, not all humans are good and not all monsters are bad. Bowen, in the most enjoyable and accessible way, takes the reader out of their comfort zone and questions the supposedly black and white view of the world that Nettie grew up with. I applaud Bowen amazingly beautiful transformation of confused Nettie to confident Rhett. That is not to say that Rhett now magically has all the answers but he is definitely more open to the possibility that come when the strict black and white view of the world is done away with and the million shades of grey are accepted. As before, 1) I lack the words to do this book justice and 2) I don’t want to inadvertently spoil the magic. But for the love of chocolate, go forth and read this book.
Conspiracy of Ravens comes out tomorrow, October 11th, 2016. Seriously, go forth and read this.