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The Aspect of Crow Trilogy: A Personal Review

Updated on October 29, 2014

This Story Will Hold You Hostage Until the Very End

I'm currently re-reading The Aspect of Crow Trilogy for the third time. This story just draws me back, time after time, which I think is an testament to how great I think these books are.

Since it's pretty obvious that I adore Jeri Smith-Ready's trilogy, I want to share out my enthusiasm since I think readers are more familiar with her more recent work, rather than this gem she created in her earlier days as an author. This series alone promoted Jeri Smith-Ready onto my list of favorite authors...and it's not easy to make that list!

My favorite thing about this trilogy are the characters that Jeri Smith-Ready brought to life; they become friends. When the characters are happy, sad, mad; the author makes you feel all of that right along with them. I have definitely shed a few tears and shared some laughs with these characters.

Read on for my review on the book, without giving too much away of course, and also to find the official books descriptions and comparisons to other books I love as well.

Image: Eyes of Crow from Amazon

My Review

(Without Giving Too Much Away, Of Course)

I really enjoyed reading Jeri Smith-Ready's Aspect of Crow Trilogy. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world full of magic, romance, action, betrayal, and suspense.

The author transports her readers to another time and place and introduces them to various fascinating cultures (imagined, of course) infused with spirit animals and magic. Each member of this society is chosen by their spirit animal as they come of age and that person exhibits qualities of their respective animal in the form of magical powers.

The trilogy is a continuous story following the main character, Rhia, and her family and friends as they come into their powers and face trials and tribulations as they grow into adults. I really liked this aspect of Jeri Smith-Ready's storytelling technique since a lot of stories only focus on one period in a character's life rather than following them throughout.

Overall, I would say this story is a captivating, page turner; one of those stories you just can't put down. I love stories that offer an escape into another world and this one definitely does not disappoint!

Read on to find the official descriptions for each book in this trilogy. If I haven't convinced you that you need to read this book yet, I think a small glimpse into the story line will!

Other Book Series Similar to the Aspect of Crow Trilogy - Did You Enjoy Any of the Books in the List Below?

I love all of the books in this list. I usually tell people that I read a little bit of everything, however, it came to me one day that there are some definite patterns within the story lines and characters of books that I truly enjoy.

For that reason, I have featured the books below, because chances are, if you enjoyed any of them, you will also enjoy Jeri Smith-Ready's Aspect of Crow Trilogy as much as I did. Read on to see the similarities I found between this great series and other books I love and recommend for your reading as well.

All of the stories below feature:

  • A Head Strong, Female Main Character
  • Some Sort of Love Triangle
  • Magic

(Even though The Hunger Games doesn't technically have magic in the story, I feel that all of the incredibly advanced technology comes across to the reader as a type of magic, since those inventions don't actually exist.)

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Similarities Between The Aspect of Crow Trilogy and The Hunger Games Trilogy:

  • Set in a Post-Apocalyptic World
  • Coming of Age Story
  • Unique Story Line; Unlike Any Other
  • Unpredictable - Story Line Keeps You Guessing

The Outlander Series

Similarities Between The Aspect of Crow Trilogy and The Outlander Series:

  • Characters that Steal Your Heart
  • Unexpected Plot Twists
  • Story Told from Multiple Points of View

The Earth's Children Series

Similarities Between The Aspect of Crow Trilogy and The Earth's Children Series:

  • Set in a Different Time Than Our Own
  • Characters Have a Spiritual Connection with Animals
  • Supernatural

The Trylle Series

Similarities Between The Aspect of Crow Trilogy and The Trylle Series:

  • War Between Good and Evil
  • Characters Have Healing Powers
  • Addictive Story Line, It's a Page Turner

The Shade Trilogy

Similarities Between The Aspect of Crow Trilogy and The Shade Trilogy:

  • Paranormal
  • Jeri Smith-Ready is the Author
  • Protagonist Communicates with the Dead

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    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 2 years ago from Topeka, KS

      This series sounds like one I might be interested in. Thank you for the recommendation! :)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Pinned to my board "books worth reading." This fantasy trilogy sounds right up my alley.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Pinned to my board "books worth reading." This fantasy trilogy sounds right up my alley.