Crow's Rest by Angelica R. Jackson
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.
Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—and she wonders if
this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some thing—has taken his place.
quest to find the real Daniel—and get him back—plunges Avery into a
world of Fae and changelings, where creatures swap bodies like humans
change their socks, and magic lives much closer to home than she ever
If you're looking for a quick read that's a little fun and nothing to
take too seriously, this is the book for you. It's not that I didn't
enjoy this novel, but it wasn't anything exciting. I feel like this
book had a lot of potential, but didn't quite get there. I'm sure a lot
of people will disagree with me on this, but there was just something
missing, something that would have given the extra oomph it needed to
make this a great story.
The book moves quickly, and the world
building, while done well, I still wanted more. It felt like things
weren't fleshed out enough. It was interesting, but also kind of
run-of-the-mill. There was nothing special with the paranormal aspects
of the story. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining to read though. I
just wish that the faerie world would have played a bit more of a role
in the story. The beginning did feel slow, but by about half way
through the story picked up. But with this book being so short, I do
wish that the story would have gotten moving sooner.
character, Avery, was interesting, but she did get on my nerves at
times. There were times while I was reading where she seemed much
younger than her age. A couple choices she made were childish, and she
did seem all over the place. However, I did like how independent she
was. She knew what her priorities were, and she stuck to that. She did
have me cracking up while reading with her witty humor and commentary.
I think my main problem with her character, as well as the other
characters in this novel, was that they weren't fully developed. I
wanted to know more about them, but I felt that by the time we were just
starting to get to know the characters, the book was done. Again...I
just wanted more.
There are 2 love interests in this book,
Lonan and Daniel. Let me just say that I was rooting for Lonan right
away. Daniel was really annoying to me, and I never could get into his
character. He honestly got on my nerves while reading, and I couldn't
wait for Lonan to come onto the scene. And as much as I love Lonan, I
do feel that he didn't really get to shine like the author intended,
mainly because Avery is basically the person that always "saves the
I did like this book (I know it doesn't seem that way,
but I did). It just wasn't anything fantastic. It didn't blow me away
like I expected, and I just felt incomplete after finishing. I said it
multiple times in this review, but once more, I just wanted more. I
don't know if this is going to be a series (it doesn't look like it is
but who knows?), but there is definitely potential for another book. I
probably wouldn't check it out, but I might depending on reviews.
Overall, I just don't think this book was my cup of tea.
Happy reading :)