Book Review: The Rousing by Paula Black and Jess Raven


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I haven’t read anything from the author before, but I was lucky enough to find an advertisement for a free copy on my Facebook dashboard. I’m so happy that someone decided to spread the word, because I never would’ve found it otherwise.

The writing itself was spectacular. I found it easy to slip inside the story, and the styling made it a really quick read. All the characters were likable in their own way, and I think this is a really good teaser for the novel that follows. I look forward to jumping back into this world soon. Irish vampire mythology isn’t something that I read about a lot, but now my interest has been piqued, and I think about the whole point of a good book.

The only downside for me was the ending. I think the “love” happened too quickly, and I would’ve been happy with a HFN ending rather than a HEA, but that’s just a personal preference. All that aside, I highly recommend this novella for its strong writing, excellent characterization, interesting mythology, and not so over-the-top smut.

Anyone who loves paranormal romance should definitely check it out!

Check it out on Goodreads!

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