Published by Entangled: Teen Genres: Paranormal, Teen, Young Adult
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.
Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.
What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.
Lisa’s Review: I received an advanced copy of this book from Entangled Teen via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
I LOVED this book. The storyline of the Harbingers of Death and the Beekeepers was unique and quite intriguing. The story behind these supernatural beings and their roles in the current story was well put together. I love how I was able to feel the pain and agony these beings are forced to experience.
The main character Angie has been through a lot in her life and that experience has made her stronger and independent. Angie is also quite curious about things and doesn’t really settle with vague answers for questions she has. For all of these reasons Angie’s character was easy to relate to. I really loved how her relationship with her father and her friendship with her two best friends, Deno and Lacey was portrayed.
Reece initially seems like the cute new next door neighbor, but he has a side to him that he’s hiding. Reece is a Harbinger of Death and has the ability to turn into a crow. There is a lot more to this that I won’t get into because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
There is an instant attraction between Angie and Reece but there is a reason for this which I won’t divulge because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
The pacing was good and it kept my attention throughout. There were some spots in this book that creeped me out a bit but that’s just another reason I enjoyed this so much.
If you enjoy a good young adult paranormal romance you should check this out. Thanks again Entangled Teen for allowing me to read this book early.
His soft voice clashes with the intensity of his gaze. “You’re adorable when you’re trying to be mad at me. You needn’t work so hard at it, though. We aren’t meant to be adversaries.”
“I, um…” My thoughts disband, leaving nothing for communication purposes. I’m adorable? Adorable has many definitions. I think my dog is adorable, for example. “That…wasn’t what I was going to ask you.”
He inclines his head. “Okay, then. Ask.”
But that “adorable” echoes through me, clinking around like a penny down a well. “What are we meant to be, then?”
His lips curls up at the corners. “That wasn’t your question, either.”
Meg Kassel is an author of paranormal and speculative books for young adults. A New Jersey native, Meg graduated from Parson’s School of Design and worked as a graphic designer before becoming a writer. She now lives in Maine with her husband and daughter and is busy at work on her next novel. She is the 2016 RWA Golden Heart© winner in YA.
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