Thursday, September 25, 2008

Top Pick for The Reawakened

The third book in the Aspect of Crow trilogy, The Reawakened, just received a Top Pick from Romantic Times Book Reviews. This makes it three Top Picks for three for the trilogy--hat trick, baby!

Here's the review (and a link for subscribers--it'll be up for everyone in two months):
You don't want to miss the powerful conclusion to the Aspect of Crow trilogy. Smith-Ready tells the story effortlessly and from shifting perspectives. The tension increases and never lets up. Unforgettable characters portray every emotion in a heart-wrenching, hopeful tale. Multiple storylines and escalating conflict reach an uplifting conclusion.

Summary: In Rhia's world, everyone has magic bestowed by their animal spirits. Her gift, the spirit of the crow, shows her a vision of a future that fills her with terror. Her world is threatened by The Descendants, those who disregarded their Guardian spirits to embrace technology. The nonbelievers are determined to conquer Rhia's people and suppress their magic, and Rhia's crow spirit demands sacrifices that will change her life forever. (LUNA, Nov., 480 pp., $14.95)
—Gail Pruszkowski

I was thrilled to read this, because a) did I mention 3 for 3? and b) as I mentioned in my post yesterday, I went for broke with this book, so I wasn't sure how it was going to go over with current fans. Since this reviewer loved the previous two installments (and was partly responsible for Eyes of Crow winning the Reviewers Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel of 2006), I was anxious to see what she thought.

Big whew!

The November issue of RT should be on newsstands on October 1. No doubt my issue will arrive in the mail much later.

(Read the Top Pick reviews for Eyes of Crow and Voice of Crow. If, you know, you want, and haven't got anything better to do, or maybe need convincing to check out this series NOW before it's ALL OVER!)

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7 Comments:

I'd throw my hat, but the last time I tried, it bounced off the screen and back into my nose. It wasn't pretty.

However, that review is. Congratulations on the Trifecta!

Posted by: Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried at 9/25/2008 10:24 PM

That's fantastic! All three of them top picks and very deserved.

So looking forward to The Reawakened!

Posted by: Blogger Amy C at 9/26/2008 6:29 AM

Yeah, Yeah, 3-4-3---So very proud of you, can hardly wait to get my very own copy to start reading!!!!MOM

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 9/26/2008 7:37 AM

Now that totally rock, Hon!!! So awesome and they all totally deserve it!!!!!

Posted by: Blogger Ruby (Mouth) at 9/26/2008 11:36 PM

Congrats! That is excellent!!!

Posted by: Blogger Kaycee James at 9/27/2008 9:37 PM

Yay, Jeri!!! Congrats!! And, hey, do I feel another RT award coming on? :-)

Posted by: Blogger Cynthia Eden at 9/28/2008 5:34 PM

Thanks, everyone! Cynthia, that would be great, though it might make VOICE OF CROW feel left out. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger jsmithready at 9/30/2008 10:05 AM

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