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The White Raven by Carrie D. Miller

The White Raven, Carrie D. Miller, book review, magic, Paranormal/Supernatural
In her thirteenth life, Aven has settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem where she has found true happiness and friendship, maybe even love. Despite her contentment, the truth of Aven's existence haunts her. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger.

Does the elusive white raven, who has shadowed Aven through each of her lives, hold the secret to her release--or is it the cause?

To make matters worse, an unrelenting, twisted evil from Aven's past lurks closely behind her. Sustained by his hatred of the witch, he won't give up until she's paid for what she did to him.

When the truth of Aven's connection to the white raven is revealed, it is more horrifying than she could ever have imagined.

Her freedom will come at a terrible price. And even then, will she truly be free?
Source: I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
Genre: Paranormal/Supernatural, Fantasy, Modern
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: April 1, 2017


For reasons that she doesn't understand, Aven's Spirit has been cast out of the Veil thirteen times to live in the body of a stranger. With only her loyal dog, Maggie, and a white raven as her companions in each life, Aven finally finds herself in Salem, a town with a history of intolerance towards witches that is now world-renowned for its magical shops. No longer fearing for her life, she owns a magical supplies shop in Salem and has managed to make a few friends who are like family to her. However, even with her newfound freedom and happiness in this life, the curse and an evil spirit from her past continue to haunt her.

When her friend, Jo, discovers that the white raven who has found Aven all of her lives may be the key to ending Aven's seemingly endless cycle of reincarnation, they find that the cost of lifting this curse may be too high.

The White Raven is an amazing story of love, friendship, magic, and the price of magic!

Aven is an atypical protagonist and I instantly liked her. She has led several rough lives and has used her magic to harm in self-defense or to mete out justice to those who have harmed her. In other words, Miller created a realistic character whose use of magic rings true to how an average person would react to the challenges Aven faced. In fact, all of the characters in the book were incredibly realistic; from Aven's love interest to the petty, scheming shop owner who was jealous of Aven.

The plot and premise are imbued with emotion and magic. I was pulled into the story and found it difficult to put down. I was captivated by the complexity and detail of Aven's history and the magic. Miller either has firsthand knowledge of rituals and charms, or she did extensive research; either way, this knowledge adds another layer of richness and authenticity to an already moving novel.

If you enjoy magical novels filled with love, sadness, hope, tragedy, and humor, I recommend you give The White Raven a try.

About Carrie D. Miller

Carrie D. Miller, author.
Carrie D. Miller was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, on October 31. She credits her vivid imagination, as well as her sugar addiction, to being a Halloween baby. In a former life, she was an executive in the software industry for many years. Her career in the technology world included software product management, website design, training, and technical writing just to name a few. Although Carrie’s written a great deal over the decades which has been read by thousands of people, software documentation allows for about as much creativity as pouring cement. At the age of 45, she decided to chuck it all to become an author which had been a life-long dream.

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