Review of Black Bird of the Gallows

Posted September 29, 2018 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Review of Black Bird of the GallowsBlack Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Published by Entangled: Teen on September 5, 2017
Pages: 309
Format: eBook
Source: Library

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A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.
Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.
What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.

Here is what I thought

I seen this book around a lot last year and Barb really enjoyed it so I figured it must be pretty good and since we have similar taste I decided to try it and I am glad I did as I really enjoyed it.

It’s about a teenager named Angie who is curious about her new neighbor, Reece, who had just moved into the house next door with his family. He is a jock type and not someone she is usually drawn too since she is a music geek.

Angie see some freaky things happen and finds out that she can see things others can’t but that just makes things dangerous for her. She can’t help but be drawn to Reece but he is dangerous and she should stay away.

She finds out the reason that Reece is there is because something bad is going to happen to her town and he is just one of the harbingers of death, but there is something more deadly than him there. The beekeepers are people who are made up of bees and they have a very deadly sting and this one seems to want to sting Angie.

It’s really had to finger out why I enjoyed this book so much because it’s hard for me to explain the book…lol. Not a lot happens until the end, it’s not very fast paced in a way that means lots of action, but it reads pretty quick. Sometimes it’s like why do I like this nothing is happening but I kept reading because I was curious. I figure it must have been the writing that the author’s writing style was just easy to get into and flowed well enough that I didn’t feel bored even with not action. Like I said just hard to explain why I liked it but I did!

I really liked both Angie and Reece so they were easy to root for, it’s not as instaluvy as a lot of YA books because she really kept saying she should like him he was a jock, but she was  very drawn to him and so it didn’t just go from meeting to love but it did get there pretty quick.

I really liked this one and can’t wait to try the companion sequel Keeper of the Bees which is about two totally different characters. Recommended if you like YA paranormal/fantasy type books.

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5 responses to “Review of Black Bird of the Gallows

  1. I have this one still waiting for me to read it. I’ve had that happen to me too, Stormi. Not able to pinpoint just why a book is as good as it is for me. I always give credit to the author:)

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