[The Merciful Crow Books ] Free Reading online as Kindle ePUB Author Margaret Owen

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A future chieftainFie abides by one rule look after your own Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy killers takes abuse than coin but when they’re called to collect royal dead she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetimeA fu. you know that moment when youre reading and you lose focus but your eyes still keep reading so you end up having to backtrack and reread everything you just missed when you zoned out yeah that happened to me soooo many times whilst reading this that i lost count at the halfway point i started skimming because i just did not have the attention span to fully commit to this i mean i really wanted to love this but other than a slightly uniue magic system theres not much going for this book that would have otherwise kept me engaged and i think its the dense writing and repetitive nature of the narrative that is so off putting also i think anyone who isnt a native english speaker will have a difficult time with this just because the writing is just so forced and crowded sure its a nice effort for a debut but this really isnt anything i havent read before definitely an unpopular opinion i know but hey what can you do guess i could round up my rating at least 25 stars

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The Merciful Crow

Gitive princeWhen Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death Fie’s ready to cut her losses and perhaps his throat But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse protect him from a ruthless ueen and he’ll protect the Crows. I came for the crows I stayed because I had already given up a couple of hours of my life and I might as well finish That said I wasn t too invested in the story or the characters and especially not in the romanceIt wasn t at all memorable It s now August and I promise you that by the time the year ends I won t remember a single thing I probably won t even remember the main character s namesThis book starts interestingly enough Fie s group of Crows is sent to burn the plague infected corpses of the crown prince and his bodyguard Things take a turn when it turns out that the prince and his guard aren t dead at all and that they faked their deaths to keep the prince from dying at the hands of his evil stepmother as she plots to sit on the throneWith a premise like that you d think that the story would be full of adventure and fun and fights and being on the runWell yes and noThe book does have an adventure I guess It s just so gosh darn repetitive It isn t fun or creative Its actually all pretty gosh darn boring and I wanted to skip through some partsI also wasn t a huge fan of the writing style or the world building I had so many uestions but I also didn t really care to know the answersThen there were the charactersI didn t like any of themNone of them were memorable to me That said some were better than othersFie the MC was interesting enough but she kind of annoyed me after a while I could only handle so much of her Jasimir was the single most annoying character in this book Every time he opened his mouth I wanted to reach my hand into the book and slap him He was such a brat He was spoiled and childish and just plain ugh If you re going to make a character like this at least make him interesting Sadly Jasimir wasn tThen there was Tavin He was likable enough He might have been my favorite hereif only he weren t so generic I ve read his exact character profile too many times beforeAnd the romance between Tavin and Fie Laughable Cliche Rushed Entirely unbelievable Mostly it was utterly predictable and extremely boringAll the other characters from Fie s group of Crows to the people hunting them to the evil ueen were all so generic and so forgettable I can t possibly tell you anything about any of their personalitiesI also wasn t a fan of the caste system I ve seen so many caste systems in YA fantasy lately that they honestly have started to bore me and this one wasn t even remotely interesting or new other than the fact that the castes are named after birds The power system was also confusing and at points made no senseAlso this is just cause I m a hater but why are the people with fire powers always in charge You d think the kings and ueens would be the ones who have the power to manipulate people s minds Or the ones who are immune to the plague that s killing everyone Or literally anyone else But in every single story the firebenders are always in charge of things I guess fire is coolAlso also this just made no sense to me personally and it s the fact that everyone wants to kill the Crows The Crows are the only people keeping everyone alive If there are no Crows everyone in the country would die of the plague Hunting and killing the Crows put the entire world at risk It really makes no sense to me that everyone would want to hunt them down You wouldn t go out of your to kill doctors and nurses why would anyone kill the CrowsBut again maybe I m just hating nowThe one thing I will say is there are some racial allegories buried deep somewhere in here Mostly in the fact that the Crows are being hunted and killed by a group of racist vigilantes in white robes that think they are doing the work of the gods by getting rid of the pests of the worldMake of that what you willAll that said I didn t hate the book It wasn t the worst I ve read this year I just probably won t remember a single thing about it come December I also have absolutely no interest in the seuel I probably won t even remember I read thi sby the time the seuel even comes aroundLastly I am 100% here for this cover It s so pretty and so interesting If only the story lived up to it I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own

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When he reignsA too cunning bodyguardHawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own. this is an amazing story full of action and an uniue magic system with dark atmosphere an amazing female lead who is complex rude and stands up for what she believe for she is trown in this adventure with an spoiled prince who I hated in the beginning and loved in the end tavin who is snarky brave and fun this is an amazing world and the magic is so intresting just pick this up if you love uests high stakes adventure with a lot of danger and loves crow s gave this book of coure 5 stars and recommend this for sure to the fantasy lovers out there


10 thoughts on “The Merciful Crow

  1. says:

    ever since i read six of crows everything with crows intrigues me

  2. says:

    you know that moment when youre reading and you lose focus but your eyes still keep ‘reading’ so you end up having to backtrack and reread e

  3. says:

    Wait I seriously get to rate and review my own book? Rad So my completely unbiased review is that it made me laugh cry and single handedly put Ben Jerry's grandchildren through med school And that was just from writing the dang thingAnyway I hope y'all like it I made it myself

  4. says:

    I came for the crows I stayed because I had already given up a couple of hours of my life and I might as well finish That said I wasn’t too invested in the story or the characters and especially not in the romanceIt wasn’t at all

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  6. says:

    35While this book was a bit slow in places the details of the caste system and the tooth magic interested me enough to keep readingFie was a great character She is a member of the Crow Caste the lowest caste there is tasked with travelling the roads to mercifully kill those who are infected with the plague Interestingly this plague never effects the Crows and rarely effects the highest class the Phoenix’s One

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest DNF 66% So I guess the new YA trend isn't just to write books that are derivative but also to title them in derivative ways as well? If so good plan because THE MERCIFUL CROW is a book that feels like dozens of books I've read before Caste based fantasy with an assassination plot gone wrong a

  8. says:

    this is an amazing story full of action and an uniue magic system with dark atmosphere an amazing female lead who is complex rude and stands up for what she believe for she is trown in this adventure with an spoiled prince who I hated in the beginning and loved in the end tavin who is snarky brave and fun this is an amazing world and the magic is so intresting just pick this up if you love uests high stakes adventure wi

  9. says:

    I’m super glad I’ve just bemoaned all the disappointing YA fantasy so far this year because the universe sat up said ‘oh yeah?’ and tugged the rug right out from under me Bookies I present to you THE MERCIFUL CROW I knew nothing about this before beginning #TeamNoBlurbs and was delighted at every turn the story took This world is made up of Castes centered around various birds Crows at the bottom Pheonixes at the top We se

  10. says:

    DNF I give up I’m not one to light heartedly leave a book unfinished but about sixty pages into this all I am is a annoyed by the writing and b wondering why in the world I should care about a single thing that is happeningIronic how only a few hours ago I was tweeting about not having it in me to dnf booksBlog