Sunday, October 7, 2012

Raven in the Grave by Rae Hachton - ARC Tour

Welcome to my stop on the ARC Tour for Raven in the Grave by Rae Hachton.  This is the third installment in the Pretty in Black Series and the expected publication date is December 31, 2012.  You can read my review for Pretty in Black here, and Black Satin here.  

Raven in the Grave
(Pretty in Black #3)
by Rae Hachton
Publisher:  Teen Pulse
Expected Publication Date:  December 31, 2012

Nevermore Will Never Be The Same

Marcus is back, and he's ready to fight.

Forced to Kill, His Thirst takes Over. He wants Ellie, and he wants the Throne. He Won't stop until he can...

Rule The Darkness

My Thoughts:  Raven in the Grave is the third installment in Rae Hachton's Pretty in Black Series.  We didn't get to see as much of Marcus in book 2, but he is back in full force in book 3.  As a matter of fact, we get to know him really well.  Marcus Marble is an Evermore.  Of course Ellie is still present and very much a part of this novel also.  Marcus and Ellie are never too far apart, and they begin to explore their relationship in a deeper, sensual way.  Marcus plans to turn her into an Evermore, as Ellie wishes, but after she graduates from high school.   They still face obstacle after obstacle in their relationship, from every side.  Many want them dead, so they are constantly on their guard.  They also find out a lot about their history in this book, and the history of their ancestors.  Walter is still present n the book, though we don't see him quite as much, as well as many of the other characters we met in the previous books.  There are also some new characters.   Marcus is determined to do whatever is necessary to protect Ellie and to keep them together, even if it means killing those who oppose him.  On to of that, he has to deal with his ever increasing desire to drink Ellie's blood.  The action picks up in the last half of the book as Marcus, Walter, Ellie, and several others enter into a great battle against an evil King living in a realm few knew even existed, and this evil King wants to see Marcus and Ellie dead more than anyone.  

In this dark Gothic romance, Rae Hachton continues to amaze with her creativity and imagination.  The world of Nevermore, The Land of Naught, and all the mythical creatures that inhabit it are remarkable.  I love the romance aspect of the novel.  This series has been my first experience reading Gothic romance, and I really have enjoyed Marcus and Ellie's story.  There are some really hot romantic scenes, as well as some intense action/fighting scenes.  Rae Hachton's writing style is unique and compliments this novel beautifully.  This installment brought many answers, but there are even more questions that remain to be answered, and I am looking forward to the fourth book in the series, Evermore.  If you are a lover of Gothic romance, fairy tales, and dark fantasy, then this is a series you should check out.  If you have never read anything in this genre, then this is a excellent series to try out to see if it appeals to you.  Raven in the Grave is another wonderful installment in this enchanting series.  

Pretty in Black 

(Pretty in Black #1)

Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both. 

[Ellie Piper] 

She wanted to die. He arose from the grave. He was sent to kill her. She was trained to kill those of his kind. But fate had other plans. He searched for 119 years to find her. & There's no way in hell he's letting her go. Dead or Alive. They're fated. 

[Marcus Marble] 

How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you're still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you're being hunted by your own kind? 

Destroy? Or be Destroyed?

Black Satin 
(Pretty in Black #2)

What if you weren’t who you thought you were?
What if your whole life changed in an instant and you were released to a new identity?
What if you were forced to kill the one you love?
What if everything you knew wasn’t real, and you awaken to a new world?
What if love could take you to unknown places? How beautiful is death really?

Marcus Marble has disappeared from Ellie’s life, and she needs answers to questions and he’s the only one who can answer them. How is her sister back from the dead, and why is Ellie still alive? When Ellie realizes Marcus isn’t coming back, she is forced to move on with her life the best way she can, in hopes of finding the answers herself, but when people at school begin to be viciously murdered, and Giles reveals to her a life changing secret, she decides to investigate the possible truth of it. What she discovers is more than she thought she would. The only time Ellie feels normal is when she’s around Walter, the new guy at school. And normal is how she wants to feel, now that Marcus is gone from her life. But Walter may not be all that he seems, either, and she just might spiral in to an even more dark world, she never thought possible. And when it occurs to her that Marcus has made the decision to pass on through to the afterlife, during the Risorgimento, she races against time to stop him, while knowing she has feelings for Walter, too.
Will she make it in time to stop Marcus from passing through, and if she does, what will she tell Walter? Her heart will have to make the final decision. But will the choice be worth dying for?

About the Author:

I am the author of Pretty in Black I'm also a self-proclaimed Vampire expert, and highly fascinated by Zombies. 

My nom de plume is Rae Hachton, but my real name is Desirae. I write novels for young adults. I am the author of the Pretty in Black series, which is a Gothic Romance. Some of my favorite things are moonflowers, ravens and crows, The Raveonettes music, black roses, railroad tracks, the Victorian era, and cemeteries. If I could be a time of day, I would be 5:55 p.m. or that magical hour during sunset. More things that I like: Violin music, spiders & cobwebs, 50s music, skeletons, Dracula, & Castles. Also, I love Jones Soda and Pocky, and wishes Halloween were everyday.


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