“Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked.” – Jane Austen…I love this quote. I don’t particularly care for people who are perfect in books. I think it makes for very flat characters. To be three dimensional a character needs to have faults. I am sure I am taking Jane’s quote completely out of context but I think it fits when discussing characters or scenarios. It truly fits that characters that are in And Then There Were Crows.
Summary: Amanda Grey has unleashed seven shades from hell and one moved in with her; well she still needs a roommate.
Things I liked: Leyva has a way of writing that feels like you are having a conversation with him in a coffee shop. I personally enjoy this type of writing style. It puts you the reader into the author’s headspace a bit. His characters are fleshed out and three dimensional. You don’t know who are the good guys or the bad guys; which makes the story entertaining and keeps you guessing. The pacing of the story is fast and doesn’t let up. You may get to take a breath here and there but the story just keeps coming. The writing is witty and intelligent…I found myself laughing out loud in many different parts of the story. I actually tweeted Alcy and asked what “ass plague” is. He so graciously responded.. (Thanks Alcy)!!
Things I didn’t like: Honestly, there wasn’t anything that I didn’t like in this story.
Star Rating: 5 Go out and buy this book then buy the sequel!!
My Thoughts: Alcy Leyva is a great story teller. There is so much that is funny in this novel that yeah just yeah. Just read it. I want to talk about all the parts but alas no spoilers. If you want to read a fast paced, smart and witty story please with all that is bookish go out and buy And Then There Were Crows you won’t be disappointed.
Release Date: July 3rd, 2018 by Black Spot Books