Title: The Ravens
Author: Kass Morgan & Danielle Page
Series: The Ravens #1
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Narrator: Sophie Amoss
Length: 11 hours (400 pages)
Publisher: Clarion Books; Recorded Books
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Content Warnings: cancer, death
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 Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate—that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet….
When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.
I loved the premise of this book: a college sorority as a front for a powerful coven of witches to recruit new members, some who do not even know they have magic. Despite the witchcraft and murder, this book portrayed sorority life pretty positively as a place for friendship, belonging, and support. It made me very nostalgic for my own college sorority days.
I liked both of the main characters, Vivi and Scarlett, and the book did a great job of showing how people change and grow into themselves at college. However, the story was a little lackluster for me due to an unnecessary love triangle and some predictable plot twists.