Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 8 Up—Nicole, a high school senior, falls : Raven eBook: Allison van Diepen: Kindle Store. Have you read a version of Raven with a cliffhanger ending? A version where you don’t know what happens to Zin at the end? If so, you’ve read a pirated. Raven: Allison Van Diepen. Wish I could give the darn thing 2 and 1/2 stars. Plot – Nic is a HS girl and part of a break dancing troupe. She works at a bar on.

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I got dressed for school. Living in the outskirts of Manhattan, Nichole met Zinadin. The bad things — well, a few of them were really pretty bad. This book had the potential to be great.

Raven by Allison van Diepen

She works at a bar on weekends where her sort-of boyfriend works. He’s a little older but a great dancer and a little mysterious. I need to connect with characters in order to really love a book. Turns out Zin is one of a group of immortals, lead by Carlo.

Nic was suppose to meet Carlo in his office, but finds Kim sucking the souls out of Carlo killing him. You shouldn’t want to know the details, but you do.

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But the best part of the group is Zin, immigrant from Yemen, high school drop-out, bar tender, and the best break dancer alljson has ever seen. I liked the duepen romance between the main characters, Nicole and Zin.

Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. And the immortals are Jiang Shi. In this case, I couldn’t connect with anything. May 28, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: You are commenting using your Twitter account. One day after work she is attacked by a bum and Zin comes and saves her. I really liked the book va was super interesting and a really good book.


It had a few things going for it — it was a really quick read. I liked how fast paced it was, considering that most good storylines like to take their boring time, but the writing could still have been better.

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When she kisses Zin and “Sees” the hole in her soul, to me that’s what I needed to know about a hundred pages ago. Still, RAVEN remains an engaging read regardless of this inconsistency in plot construction, mostly due to the captivating voice that narrates the book.

Dec 05, Kristi rated allidon liked it. As close as they are, they have only been frie Nicole has been in love with Zin since the raveh time she saw him dance.

There are a few loose ends, but if there’s never a sequel or if there is and I don’t feel like botheringit won’t be nagging me the way I feel nagged when ever I catch a re-run of the tv show Las Vegas remember that one? This I guessed from the beautiful rsven imagery, title, and the very beginning of the book, where the main character is talking about how she knew she was in love with Zin the first time she saw him dance. I made it pages, which is halfway through the book, and was still trying to get a feel for her character.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While you suspect Zin’s feelings for her, they get revealed much slower throughout the story. Nov 13, Paige P rated it rzven was amazing. The story is worth it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m certain that there are people who will read this who know what those dance-steps look like based on the names, and they’re glad that van Diepen went to the trouble of researching.


The story is dark and taven. Could he have kept it from her forever? Raven by Allison van Diepen Goodreads Author. There was potential in diepdn but that potential was drowned by the author taking the easy way out to resolve the conflicts and come to a satisfactory ending.

Just goes to show me that I shouldn’ If anyone else found Twilight horribly, intellectually insulting, you will like this book. Mar 25, JoAnna rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s in the way he moves, the way he talks and the way diepwn can be everything without saying anything at all.

Carlos change Nicole brother into Jiang Shi and he can never become addicted again. Feb 22, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: The vocabulary didn’t feel challe Raven was a quick read. There has always been something that keeps Zin from completely giving himself to Nicole.

I thought that was very poorly done. Nic has a couple of fights with Zin, cus she doesn’t understand. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

The whole book and the immortality story line felt rushed. It’s just that the writing wasn’t dieepen that great. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their rraven. Josh is back how he used to be before the drugs, her parents are happy and laughing. I chose to read this book because i needed a science fiction book for one of my other classes.

A boy with more breaking inside of him than she gives him credit for.