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And Then There Were Crows Free read ´ 6 ✓ New York City has always been a big fat sack of stress for Amanda Grey From turning herself into knots as she strives to evade rubbing ass cheeks with strangers on the train to round housing public bathroom door handles to stave off plague contaminations Grey has always found the simple techniue ofEnted your bedroom to and before you know it you've set into motion the biblical apocalypse prophesized in the Book of Revelations literallyIn one night Grey goes from a woman concentrated on clamping down on her own personal demons to the woman responsible for recapturing the six Shades she's unleashed upon the city To accomplish this she must venture out into a society even alien to her now than before oh and try to stay alive too She manages to survive by accepting the help of Barnem a seraphim who just happens to reside in an upstairs apartment and also just so happens to be eually terrible at human interactions as she is Oddly the demon Grey now shares an apartment with also steps up to help her vanuish the Shades though she can't be sure if it's out of roommate loyalty or a secret plot to enslave humankind Probably the latterTogether the unlikely trio faces a bevy of social demons from navigating political warfare to breaking the curse of infomercials and figuring. Actual rating 325The review can be find here too starlitbookcom20180612and then tI received an ARC through Netgalley so I’d like to thank Alcy Leyva and Smith Publicity for providing me a copyAmanda Grey lives in New York and does her best to avoid people and the outside world as much as possible Until her parents go on a vacation and leave her to her own devices thus she has no choice but prepare her own food and face the reality of rent paying On which her parents are weeks late What does an antisocial girl do in this situation Puts up a Craiglists ad looking for a roommate Turns out this isn’t the most clever thing to do She not only manages to end up living with a demon but also sets free a bunch of Shades who wreak all kind of havoc throughout New York City Animal heads are being hung up on wires like lampions on a summer night strange cultish groups appear the Mayor’s brother who works as a Pirate Captain in a children’s TV show goes crazy and decides it’s time to “Make New York Nice Again”Not having any other chance she her upper neighbour – who happens to be a Seraph – and the demon set out to fix the problem If this wasn’t enough Amanda’s little sister Petunia shows up out of the blue after avoiding her family for years nursing her own little secrets a cult serving the Darkness are bent on making her their goddess and the new guy in the building Donaldson tries his hardest to raze Amanda’s walls to the ground Which at one point in the story happens LiterallyAmanda is a strong protagonist For a while I wasn’t sure if I liked her or not She is an annoying smartass with a sharp mind and even sharper tongue who’d like nothing than being left alone finally to battle with her own demons in peace Then I realized she is like me in some ways and started to understand her Readers probably won’t like her much but under all the snark and hard shell she is vulnerable and hungry for love She is also an unusual MC because you don’t often find books with a character battling with mental illnesses – depression panic attacks etc She has enough on her plate already and absolutely doesn’t need any shit on top of it Not that she has any say in the matter So she puts herself together and faces whatever that comes to her wayThe demon – D – and the Seraph – Barnem – are also interesting characters Leyva plays with stereotypes here making Barnem antisocial cynic grumpy who doesn’t really care about humanity all that much D on the other hand although practically forces his money on Amanda and so tricks her into accepting him as a roommate saves Amanda’s life on than one occasion My favorite character however is Donaldson The guy is loyal to a fault and pretty hard to intimidate or deceive with harsh words sounding like threats but actually being part of a defense mechanism built up by Amanda as to not let anyone close to herself Their banters are pretty funny no less than Amanda’s and Barnem’sThe characters the story has the potential So why the 3 stars While this book is enjoyable in a this is some seriously weird shit kind of way you can’t help but wonder how much better this could be with some editing There are some inconsistencies the writing is sometimes uneven and sometimes it’s not clear what happens It takes time to wrap one’s mind around the Shades and how they actually work – this part needs a betterclearer explanation It’s also hard to decide if this book wants to be funnyparodic or takes itself completely seriously and falls somewhere between the too – not funny enough but also can’t take it seriously either even though Amanda’s character is meant to represent this balance The end is a bit rushed and probably too much things are crammed into t

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Out exactly how Grey becomes the leader of a cult or two For Amanda Grey it becomes harder and harder to tell the difference between the ills of society and the influence of the Shades She begins to notice that living with her social anxieties makes her sensitive to the oddities around her which ironically seems to make her the perfect person to deal with the world's mounting weirdness As Grey comes to be part of a society that has accepted the strange ways we communicate with each other she uestions if the social sanity she felt excluded from her entire life ever really existed in the first placeWith the capture of each Shade Grey's world begins to open from the possible love interest that just moved into her building to re establishing the failed relationship with her younger sister Amanda uietly begins to notice that maybe an earth shattering apocalypseis exactly what her life needed The only thing left to figure out is how to actually cope with the end of the world. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewAmanda Grey has always been stressed out by life in NYC from the train to public restrooms For her avoidance has always been a great policy Luckily the apartment she shares with her parents is a great place of refuge against the stresses of city life She goes from focusing on dealing with her own demons to dealing with actual demons since she accidentally unleashed the Six Shades of Hell on her city and there's the fact that she's rented out a room to a very real demon who goes by D If she wants to make it through this she's going to have to accept the help of Barnem the guy who lives upstairs who just happens to be a seraphim Though to tell the truth she can't be sure if Barnem is motivated by roommate loyalty or the wish to enslave all of humanity And Then There Were Crows by Alcy Leyva is a decent debut urban fantasy novel This novel provides a good introduction to Amanda's world Leyva's tone and writing style is uite addicting right from the beginning The description alone pulled me in and as I read the novel I particularly liked his brand of urban fantasy and the sarcastic sense of humor His storytelling also keeps up a decently fast pace so the action never lags As for the characters my favorite was the anti social Barnem I will say that Amanda isn't exactly a likable character but she is fascinating and comes very strongly across the page She has a sharp mind and an even sharper tongue and it's not exactly difficult to see yourself in her as she deals with everything that's thrown her way from the mundane to the magical This easily could have been a four star read for me but unfortunately I felt just a little out of the loop from very early on I was starting to wonder if this was actually a seuel However once I started to get into the story and the author's style of writing I began to get into the swing of things but I still wish some of the fantasy elements were explained better from the get go Overall if you're looking for an intriguing new voice in urban fantasy you may want to try Alcy Leyva's And Then There Were Crows I doubt it's for everyone especially our leading character but otherwise it has many great elements to make it compulsively readable

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And Then There Were CrowsNew York City has always been a big fat sack of stress for Amanda Grey From turning herself into knots as she strives to evade rubbing ass cheeks with strangers on the train to round housing public bathroom door handles to stave off plague contaminations Grey has always found the simple techniue of avoidance best in dealing with NYC What's always saved her what's always served as her bastion from the City's bright lights and cat calling construction workers was the little one bedroom apartment in ueens she's shared with her parents Of course that's all about to changeWhen her parents go on an extended vacation and leave Grey to her own devices she uickly manages to screw everything up finding herself broke behind on rent and facing eviction That's how fast life in the city goes One second your biggest concern is rising Metrocard costs and avoiding eye contact with creepy looking children The next you're nearly murdered by a man infested with demons one of which you've r. I received this eARC from Black Spot Books on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of this bookDnf'd after the first chapter lmaoI thought I'd give this time but time became over a month and my desire to read this has actually decreased so I've decided to dnf it because really I'm not going to read this It's not really all that good and I'm just not in the mood