July 24, 2009

Blog Tour & Review: Ravens by George Dawes Green


Be sure to watch this awesome trailer!!




Tara Boatwright dreaded the day the day her mother watched the numbers being pulled in the Georgia State lottery. Time after time Patsy would get belligerent after realizing her numbers weren’t called and Tara always tried to make herself scarce on Wednesday nights. Today however Tara had to go back home for her organic chemistry book and sure enough Patsy was swirling her drink in front of the TV with her lottery tickets laid out in front of her. But just when Tara thinks she got off easy Patsy starts yelling and this time it’s not in anger… it’s in shock. The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars!

The next afternoon while passing through the town of Brunswick, Georgia, Shaw McBride over hears the story about the Boatwright’s good fortune and forms a plan with his partner in crime Romeo Zderko. Shaw plans to threaten the family into sharing the prize and uses Romeo to back up his threats.

For the next week the Boatwrights live in terror while waiting to collect their money but soon they actively pursue a way out. Will Shaw and Romeo discover their plans before it’s too late?

I loved Ravens. Its part thriller, part comedy and even part romance. The Boatwright family are a bunch of spineless knuckleheads but you can’t help love them all. Poor Romeo wants nothing more than to go home but he can’t find his own way out of Shaw’s greedy plan. Shaw on the other hand is genius. The cojones it takes to pull off a scheme so grand is pretty amazing and I just love the way the book ended. This is a recommended read for all fiction lovers.

More Tour Participants:
July 20
http://www.iheartmonster.com
http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com
http://luanne-abookwormsworld.blogspot.com
http://abookishmom.blogspot.com
http://www.foreigncircuslibrary.blogspot.com
http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com
July 21
http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com
http://stephaniesbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.thisbookforfree.com
http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com
http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com
July 22
http://www.reviewfromhere.com
http://nevernotreading.blogspot.com
http://www.frommipov.blogspot.com
http://bellasnovella.com
http://mindingspot.blogspot.com
July 23
http://booksiesblog.blogspot.com
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com
http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com
http://bookingmama.blogspot.com
http://BookSoulmates.blogspot.com
http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com
July 24
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com
http://bookrevues.blogspot.com
http://www.myspace.com/darbyscloset
http://www.myfriendamysblog.com
http://justjenniferreading.blogspot.com


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8 comments :

Anonymous said...

This book is on my to read for the summer list. I just received it. After reading your review, I'm even more eager to begin.

bgcchs@yahoo.com

shaunesay said...

I've finally retaliated... er, I mean, reciprocated on the awards I've received, so please come check it out and see if there are any you don't already have that you'd like! http://shaunesay.blogspot.com/2009/07/choose-award-any-award.html

JaniceH said...

I just took the book out of the library and started reading it. I look forward to finishing the book after your great review.

jlhal@verizon.net

catss99 said...

I loved that trailer--thanks for posting it.

Cindy said...

This sounds like such a fun read! Thanks for the review. Now, I must read Ravens.

bermudaonion said...

I thought this book was great too. I've talked about it so much that my husband's picked it up to read - I think he just wants me to be quiet about it.

Miriam Parker said...

So glad you loved this Monie! :)

Pablo13 said...

I'm intrigued. Here's hoping the family outsmarts the bad guys! I'm guessing there's a moral here about money not buying happiness or something; but I guess I'll have to read to find out. I'm also curious about the title and where that fits into the story.