Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel Provides New Twist On Popular YA Fiction Genre

Book Review In 7 Questions: Black Bird of the Gallows

Author: Meg Kassel
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal (Entangled Publishing)
Release Date: Sep. 5th, 2017

Character Likability:
Moderate to High – like able with intriguing, sympathetic leads.

Imminent Danger Rating: High Voltage! The story is constantly moving forward, getting more perilous and eerie with each chapter.

Familiar Elements:
Girl meets boy and uncovers world of ancient supernatural beings / curses.

Concept Originality:
Yes! This is not another whiny broody Edward and Bella type supernatural romance that builds up to nowhere.

Twist Originality:
Kassel puts a unique spin on things by creating her own unique supernatural mythos. Her portrayal of certain characters hits the right accurate note in displaying / portraying physical aspects and mannerisms that enhance those characters already likable qualities.

Standout Moments or Strengths: 

Unique Characters, dangerous high action sequences, creepy antagonists, introduces new supernatural elements / creatures and good pacing due to clean writing.

Personal Note:

I don’t normally read young adult fiction that often, but it’s always a pleasure when I find a series or standalone title that is as enjoyable as this one. I am really glad that I was able to meet Ms. Kassel at BookExpo, where I received a copy of Black Bird of the Gallows. I hope other people who enjoy supernatural romantic books with an adventurous / gothic feel enjoy this title too and look forward to following along with this author’s future work.

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