Following in its predecessor's footsteps (do books have feet? I mean, they have spines and sometimes jackets, so...), Voice of Crow has just received a 4.5 Stars Top Pick rating from Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine.
Here's the review (if you're a subscriber to the magazine you can go directly to the site to see that I'm not making this up):
But I realize it's hard to write a decent review without giving anything away, so no complaints here. Besides, it's partly given away by the paragraphs on the back of the book.
I'm very relieved at this rating, because reviewers tend to be a little harder on sequels, I've noticed. Partly because their expectations are higher, and partly because sequels don't always stand alone very well.
So that's two reviews that have said it's better than Eyes of Crow. So far so good, sophomore slump averted. But it's the readers' opinions that really count, so I'm anxious to see what everyone thinks. Not Valium-popping anxious. Just chamomile tea-sipping anxious.
A-Z Update: "So Much to Say" by the Dave Matthews Band