My favorite Jane Yellowrock book to date, I went back and forth between four and five stars on this one. Fascinating from page one, with Jane out of New Orleans on a security detail, RAVEN CURSED delivers pure action that is interesting and easy to follow. I lost the thread between witchcraft and a rogue vamp once, but all in all, one of the most accessible books in the series when it comes to mythology and action. Above and beyond that, Jane is coming to an interesting place personally. Rather than being the dark secret hidden under the stairs, Beast swims closer to the surface of Jane's life. I enjoyed that shift, and Hunter made some excellent choices regarding where to place drama (Jane doesn't drag anything out unnecessarily in this book, despite the high emotional stakes). There are a lot of romantic choices on the table and some tantalizing changes between Beast and Jane to contend with which leaves me eager to dive into the next book. Though there was enough backstory to help remind me where I was in the series, and while a new reader could probably follow the story they'd be missing out on a wealth of emotional backstory with these characters if they skipped right to RAVEN CURSED.
Sexual Content: References to sex and rape.