“A Murder of Crows” Review

Hello Friends!

I’m still trying to update my reviews, since there are some reviewing copies and ARCs that I got this year and last year that I have read, but unfortunately haven’t posted my review yet. So you may keep seeing posts this month, more than one post a day, hopefully, if I can make it.

Nevertheless, this is one of those reviews whose book I read in 2018.

A Murder of Crows“, written by A. Kirke, is a Victorian fantasy, murder-mystery, the first novel in the The Ravenscourt Tragedies Series, published by Dying Arts Press on November 1st 2018.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to A. Kirke and Dying Arts Press. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


42036409.jpgA dead father.

A missing Spirit.

An ancient manor with way too many locked doors.

But Abigail Crowe won’t let locked doors, corsets, or the straight-laced rules of Victorian society get in the way of finding the truth behind her father’s death. Of course, where illegal magic is involved, things are rarely as simple as they appear. Screams in the night, an insane gardener, and a murder blamed on her late father are only the beginning. Could her father actually be a murderer? What is Uncle Edward hiding in the attic? And perhaps most importantly—which family secrets are worth keeping locked up?

Purchase Link: Amazon

About the Author

Anastasia Kirke is a middle-grade and teen fantasy writer.

She lived a significant portion of her life in a distant mountain valley between cloud-wreathed peaks, where she graduated from a school that is not nearly as cool as Hogwarts (though at times it came close). Her current travels have brought her to an island where the hot is too hot and the cold is too cold and there’s nowhere inbetween.

A Literary Omnivore, she is a fan all things bookish and strange. Her favorite things include: cats, tea, classical music of the Romantic Era, and that feeling you get when a story gives you goosebumps.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

My Review

This is the first novel in a series, and I always expect to be some information that is yet to be revealed, and I wasn’t surprised to have that interest to read the next one as soon as I finished up this book.

I read the story back in 2018, and even a year later I could remember the plot, the characters and the feel to this novel, even without checking out my review notes. That happens because it was different and it had a spooky feeling that reminded me of something that I can’t put my finger on, but that made me curious to turn each page and read more.

I liked the characters and their interactions, and I’m quite curious to know what will happen next in the series and where will the author take this world and it’s people, because the ambiance of the story and the descriptions made me question some things while I was reading and I want more.

Another thing I enjoyed was the fantasy/paranormal element in the novel. I feel that it added that spookiness to the story and I love a good book that is dark, has secrets and that has it’s characters looking for the truth and the answers to all their questions. And this book had that, even though I had some theories, I felt determined to uncover the mysteries.

I loved the title of the book, it was quite cleaver, and although the cover isn’t my favorite cover, I appreciate the elements that it has and the darkness. Overall, I enjoyed the storyline and Abigail and all the other characters with whom she interact and has a relationship.

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