In An Unkindness of Ravens, a girl named Waverly goes missing at Danforth High.
A new girl, Wilma who looks uncannily like Waverly, is given her old locker. Because of her psychic abilities, Wilma can see an invisible message left in her locker filled with satanic imagery. Waverly was part of the school’s outsiders, The Ravens. The Ravens make it clear that the invite was for Wilma. She decides to go even though the Scarletts (the school queen bees) also want her to join their clique. Ahhh, high school! How I don’t miss you at all!
This has the feeling of a mix of Mean Girls and The Craft. The plot and the setting have both been done to death. I really wanted a more in-depth character study of the girls in both factions. I really only had their physical portrayals to categorize most of them. And the artwork is the best part of this book. It is suitable dark and gothic, yet it is easy to tell each character apart. For the art alone, I will look for volume 2. I hope that the next book’s plot reveals more of the town’s secrets too. For this volume of An Unkindness of Ravens, 3 stars.
Thanks to BOOM! Studios and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.