Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson
Genre: Middle Grade Dark Fantasy
Publishing Date: August 30, 2022
One magical inn, two kids with supernatural powers, and an ancient Celtic creature trying to destroy their world by Halloween night… Halloweentown meets Supernatural in this spooky middle-grade series from the acclaimed author of the Storm Crow duology!
Thirteen-year-old Annabella Ballinkay has never been normal, even by her psychic family’s standards. Every generation uses their abilities to help run the Ravenfall Inn, a sprawling, magical B&B at the crossroads of the human world and the Otherworld. But it’s hard to contribute when your only power is foreseeing death.
So when fourteen-year-old Colin Pierce arrives at Ravenfall searching for his missing older brother and the supernatural creature who killed their parents, Anna jumps at the chance to help. But the mysteries tied to Colin go much deeper than either of them expects. . . .
As the two team up to find answers, they unearth Colin’s family’s secret past and discover that Colin has powers beyond his imagination. And now the supernatural creature, one with eerie origins in Celtic mythology, is coming after him. If Anna and Colin can’t stop the creature by Halloween night, the veil to the Otherworld could be ripped open—which would spell destruction for their world as they know it.
About the Author:
Kalyn Josephson currently works as a Technical Writer in the tech industry, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. Though she grew up in San Luis Obispo, California, she graduated from Santa Clara University with degrees in Biology and English (Creative Writing). Currently, she lives in the Bay Area with two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an ever tinier owl). THE STORM CROW duology is out now.
When I saw the Ravenfall tour it gave me all the spooky vibes by the bucket load and as I was in search of everything spooky I knew that I had to read it. I wasn't even bothered that the book had been compared Supernatural and Halloween Town instead I was intrigued to see how Kalyn who predominantly wrote YA I was intrigued how her writing style would suit MG and I was not disappointed. The main characters were Colin and Anna and each chapter was written in one of their perspectives and then you had the rest of Ann'a''s family who really added to the story. Then you had Max the 'cat' who by far was my favourite character. All I can say if you like spooky books set in a spooky town during Halloween then this is 100% the book you need to read. For all these reasons I am giving Ravenfall 4 stars and will be continuing with the series. Big Thank you to TBR Tours &Beyond and to the Publisher for sending me an E-ARC