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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Helen Woodhull Parsons

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is set slightly in the future in Warrentown. A baren place with very few residents and they are mostly the elderly.

One night the tavern gets a visit from a few militia members and that when things get stirred up. They get drunk and annoying and try to make a scene to spice up the boring evening.

The militia members get lost on the way home on the same road they drove to get to Warrentown. They are left battling each other and their surroundings to survive. As one member gets removed from the group he doesn’t realize it will forever change his life.

Raven Woman’s Tavern is the first book I have read from Laura Koerber but definitely will not be the last. Thanks for an Intriguing read.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A tight knit community who has each other’s back. I really related to Charlie the poet. Considering I write poetry. So I really enjoyed those parts my favorites actually. There a very resourceful bunch.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by S. Bittles

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Koerber has a unique and original writing style that draws you in; she has a way of smoothly melding her characters points of view and creates a fascinating visual and plot.

I feel like there should have been longer chapters on some parts as I found myself rereading most of the book to make sure I didn’t miss anything. There should have more to the characters brief introductions in the first chapters.

Even though I feel that the book left me with unanswered questions, I did enjoy reading it. I have actually reread it a few times. There is a lot of potential for more amazing reads by Koerber, I will be watching for more titles!

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Raven’s Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Jennifer Reimer

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is set 10 years into the future, it painted a dark bleak picture of what humanity has done to the earth, and what it would look like if we kept on the same path as we do now. The Raven Woman is a shapeshifting tavern owner who cares and looks out for her community, while watching humans destroy her habitat. An interesting group come into town accusing the people here of something they apparently did, the town stands together and these people leave, they end up lost and not knowing where they were going, while one guy leaves to make it on his own, he comes across some disturbing things that make you wonder if what he’s seeing is real or if he is imagining it all. the viewpoint of the story changed from so many different characters; it took me a bit to get a handle on who was who. but It is a well-written and thought-out story that I enjoyed and was worth sticking with it till the end. This book had lots of twists and turns. I am not fully sure if I understood what was real and what was illusion, I am not sure if that was the author’s intention, but it made for an interesting story.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Heather Goodman

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was very interesting. It was a little bit hard to follow at first but it’s just because it is different peoples stories that weave together for an entrancing story. It had a twist at the end. Definitely worth the read.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber–Reviewed by Jerricka Brown

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was not one I would normally choose. This was an interesting and entertaining story. The characters were amazingly developed. Koerber made this fantasy with a dark edge very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raven Woman’s Tavern is set in the near future in an abandoned mining town that is occupied by a small group of survivalists eking out a meagre existence. Many, but not all, of the community’s citizens are law abiding folks so when a small group of militia members converge upon the town it sets some of the community members on edge.

The story is centered on Raven Woman, a shapeshifter, and her tavern. When the militia members enter Raven’s tavern it sets off a chain of events that forever changes the life of one of its members, Baylor. After a night of heavy drinking and obnoxious behaviour the militia leave the tavern and head for home. The four members end up lost which baffles them because they have travelled that very same stretch of road on numerous occasions in the past. Somehow though, the road looks different, and time seems to be standing still. The four young militia are left to battle with each other as well as the harsh elements. Baylor is banished from the group, and he must venture through the woods and try to survive on his own. As he wanders through the forest, Baylor spots a raven in nearby treetop and swears that it is talking to him and leading the way for him. He quickly brushes this off as from fatigue and malnourishment and plods on, hoping that he can find shelter before he is too weak to continue.

Raven Woman’s Tavern is the first book that I have read by Laura Koerber, but it will not be the last. The author did a marvelous job of describing the characters, their lives, and the world they were struggling to survive in. The book gave a glimpse into how lives would be if we were suddenly stripped of all the modern conveniences, we have grown accustomed to having and often take for granted. This is something that I have though of often and found myself wanting a simpler life. Learning to fend for myself and be more self sustainable started with growing and canning my own food. These are skills that seem to have become lost through the years and I am hoping to pass these skills onto the next generation. Kudos to Laura Koerber, I look forward to reading more of your books!

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Megan Watson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The setting is 10 years in the future in and around a little town called Warrentown in Washington…  It’s not hard to believe the dystopian world Laura Koerber has built as many of the issues mentioned have been current events for so long.
Generally, I do not struggle to read from multiple point of views, but I did struggle to know what was going on during this read. It may have been too often of a transition because the author did a fabulous job of getting into the mood of multiple head spaces. I could definitely hear the differences between transitions; maybe it was just too frequent for me to keep a steady track of what was happening.
Warrentown is aptly described as a small, isolated town that made me recall my own history in a town similar. All in all, the imagery of this story is great and the characters of this book have potential, I’m just not entirely sure what the plot of this book was. I did like reading about Charlie and Val and enjoyed the character progression of Baylor.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Raven Woman’s Tavern
By Laura Koerber

I was pulled in this story as soon as I started reading it. This was an interesting and intriguing read. There were times in this story that I felt a little confused but overall it was well written. We get introduced to a few different characters in this book and each of them are living with their own struggles, some just struggling to feed themselves. The author was very descriptive in her words so that I was able to picture life in this dystopian world. I am hoping for another book in which some questions might be answered and we get to go into more depth with some of the characters. I gave this book 4 stars.

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Raven Woman’s Tavern by Laura Koerber – Review by Alexis Laidlaw

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book had a rollercoasters amount of twist and turns! I am not fully sure if I understood what was real and what was illusion, and I am also not sure if that was the author’s intention but it made for an interesting story!
I would have liked a bit more of a conclusion on a few things though, as the story’s end does seem to come abruptly and not necessarily leaving a cliffhanger for a sequel. Despite this, the book was entrancing and it was difficult to tear away from! I almost managed to finish it in one sitting – which is difficult with multiple small children around!

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