Review: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Cover for The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Unleashing

Author: Shelly Laurenston

Series: Call of Crows #1

Pages: 400

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

Kera Watson never expected to die behind a coffee shop, especially not after two tours in Afghanistan, but she gets an unexpected second life from the Goddess Skuld. She is now a Crow but she is struggling to understand what that means. 

This was a fascinating mythology focused world with some wonderful, crazy, and dangerous characters. Kera is given a second life as a Crow who lives to serve Skuld. As a Crow she finds herself with extreme strength, wings, and some crazy sisters. I love that we have shifters who don’t change completely, only the wings grow out their backs. I really loved Kera. She was strong, organized, and slightly crazy. Also her protectiveness of her dog Brodie was wonderful and I totally understood her treating her dog like it was her child. 

Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom is a Raven, which is another clan in this world. He was a giant protector with a heart of gold, which is just the kind of hero I adore. He helped Kera get all the changes happening in her life, like flying and battling to the death. Like I said, I adored him and think he was a great partner for Kera. These two were just a great couple with some great chemistry. I loved their banter, their support for each other’s crazy families, and their ability to work together in battle. 

Overall, I found this whole world fascinating but there were times when it was slightly confusing. But I still really enjoyed it and Kera and Vig’s relationship. I can’t wait to read the next one and see what craziness is going to happen next. 

Goodreads / Amazon

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