Friday, March 6, 2015

Title- Chasing Ravens
Series- Book # 1
By- Jessica E. Paige
Genre- YA Fairy Tale/Folklore

Orphaned at a young age, 15-year old Anouk’s punishment for being too outspoken is an arranged marriage worse than any she could imagine. Fleeing on horseback, yet without a sense of where to turn, she stumbles upon an idyllic village where she finds safe haven. Could this be home?

Ultimately, it will lead her to confront the very face of death, yet amidst the danger and darkness, she meets a handsome woodsman and finds a glowing blue flower with power beyond her wildest dreams.

Inspired by Russian fairy tales and steeped in ancient folklore, Paige’s novel is ripe with fantasy, love, and courage.

                Character Spotlight 

For Pavel, I think I would choose Pine and Peppermint. Pine because he’s a man of the forest and also because he has the same protective spirit that Pine is known for in folklore. In Celtic mythology, Pine was called "the sweetest of woods." I think Peppermint is fitting since Anouk finds Pavel at a time in her journey when she needs some help. Peppermint is one of those herbs that rejuvenates and wakes you up. Pavel awakens Anouk to her first experience of romantic love.

About the Author-
Jessica Paige hails from the Seattle area where she lives with her husband and two dogs. Though she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jessica has long been intrigued by the ancient folklore of her Slavic and Lithuanian roots. Her love of horses and the outdoors led her to a career in environmental outreach, and her studies in herbalism. When she’s not working or writing, you’ll find her digging in the garden, creating herbal remedies, or walking in the woods with her dogs. You can visit her at www.