This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Deanna R Sweeney for Readers' Favorite
The Adventures of Raven Darling by Lára Dawn Michelsen is a story about a young girl who left her life behind after high school in order to travel the world. She lives as a free spirit, exploring one country after another and earning money for her travels by writing about her adventures. She meets people on her travels but is hesitant to get attached. She knows she will have to say goodbye once it is time to move on to the next destination and goodbyes are difficult. She is very much at war with herself. On the one hand, she wants to be a free spirit and travel the world. On the other hand, she feels lonely and finds herself missing her friends, family, and the possibility of a long-term romantic relationship.
As someone who has always dreamed of dropping everything and traveling the world, I found this story to be very interesting. It sounds like a romantic idea but Raven’s experiences shed a light on the difficulties that accompany the dream. Despite the carefree life she seems to live, I can’t help but feel sorry for Raven. The storyline was fluid and easy to follow. The characters all had their own unique quirks which made them believable. The character interactions were engaging with occasional bits of humor which made them entertaining. Overall, The Adventures of Raven Darling by Lára Dawn Michelsen is a well written and enjoyable read.