Review: Dawn Unearthed (Ravenwood Coven #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Ravenwood Coven #1
Carrie Ann Ryan
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
August 19, 2021


NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan begins a new witchy paranormal series where a magical town keeps its secrets, but those in it must find a way to keep themselves safe.

The moment Sage Reed makes her way to Ravenwood, she knows the small town lives up to its mystical lore—even if she doesn’t believe that she’s a witch. After losing her husband, she’s ready for change, and her aunt’s bookstore affords the perfect opportunity.

Rome Baker has secrets of his own—even some that he’s kept from the town he calls home. But when a striking and intriguing stranger saves his life the moment she steps into his path, his inner bear knows that she’s the one for him. However, with the town under fire, he worries he might run out of time before he can show her what they can have together.

A new enemy is on the horizon, one who hides in the shadows, whose history is steeped in lies. And if Sage and Rome aren’t careful, Sage’s new powers won’t be the only thing that spirals into flame.


Dawn Unearthed is book one in a brand new series Ravenwood Coven by Carrie Ann Ryan.

Sage comes to Ravenwood, at the request of her aunt, and at the time she is morning the loss of her husband. She soon discovers that the town is not what it seems and is immersed in magic, shifters, witches, and fae. She doesn’t just fall into her magic, she has to discover it and work on it. The one thing that got on my nerves about Sage is her monologs. They become very repetitive.

The romance is fated mates, but what I like is that they don’t just fall into each other’s arms. It’s not set in stone if they will get together. It’s sweet and sexy. The novel also features a verity of interesting paranormal characters and secondary characters that captured and bewitched. We are also treated to an enchanting mythology aspect.

The thing that really didn’t work for me is the villain. It’s a bit cliché and the ending battle felt a bit too much.

All and all I enjoyed Dawn Unearthed and look forward to reading on in the Ravenwood Coven series.

Rated: 3 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: Dawn Unearthed (Ravenwood Coven #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

  1. I’ve read a couple of her shifter books, but didn’t realize she wrote a witch one. Hopefully, the next book will give you a more complex villain and plot.

    • We will see! Thanks for visiting.

  2. I listened to this one back a bit ago, and I recall I had some concerns as well. I didn’t end up reading the next one, so I really look forward to your review to see if you think the series improves.
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    • I caught you review and noticed we has some of the same concerns. I haven’t read the next one yet, but its on my list. Thanks for visiting!