Read Along – The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen Part I

Title The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1)

Author Margaret Owen

Description from Amazon

One way or another, we always feed the crows. 

A future chieftain 

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince 

When 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 queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns. 

A too-cunning bodyguard

Hawk 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?

Section Covered Part One Sinners and Queens (Chapters 1-8)

Initial Thoughts

I was super excited to read this book. I started it the day I got it. I was really bummed that I couldn’t get an ARC at Book Con 2019 but I was glad to get a copy on release day. I have seen so much buzz about this book in the last few weeks. So I’m really excited to dive in.

One Thing I Liked

  • World building — I liked the set up and the caste system described in the beginning of the book. I thought it was a super cool concept.

Some Things I Wasn’t Crazy About

  • The start — I thought it was incredibly confusing. I wanted more background on the world before the actual story began. I found that I was incredibly confused and am actually still a bit confused.
  • The language — there is a lot of slang and different language used and I’m not really loving it.
  • Writing style — I am not loving the third person narration. I think this would be easier to follow as first person POV.

Thoughts So Far

I’m not really loving this one. It took me almost a week to read the first part and I’m not that excited to keep reading. The world has interesting ideas and concepts but is strangely written. I do like the characters but I am not enjoying the writing style.

I will keep reading because I refuse to have any DNF books this year.

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