I never thought I would like reading a book about witches. Well, that’s the power of reading. You can end up liking something unexpected.
The White Raven by Carrie D. Miller is the story of Aven Dovenelle. Finally in her thirteenth life, she has found stability and happiness in the now witchcraft-friendly Salem, Massachusetts, where she has opened her own shop. But something threatens Aven’s stability and happiness by the presence of a dark magic connected to one of her past lives and a elusive white raven who has appeared throughout each life. Those elements from Aven’s past continues to haunt her until she finally confronts it in an intriguing display of supernatural power.
Miller creates an engaging protagonist in Aven and the supporting characters like her lover Cal, and best friend, Jo (who is also a witch). The story is about of power of love (in both romance and friendships) and what does living a good life mean. The White Raven has the potential to be an ongoing series but works well as a standalone. I read this novel in two settings and that’s a good sign for being one of my favorite reads in 2018. Recommended for fans of urban fantasy and paranormal romance.