Reviewed by Elexis.
"You can be the most powerful Witch in the world if you believe in yourself and you believe in your sisters. But being the best Witch and being the best Raven aren't one in the same."
For me, this was a disappointment. Did I love the concept - a sorority full of witches? Count me in. The execution wasn't great though, to be completely honest.
The book follows Vivi, a freshman, and Scarlett, a junior, both witches at Westerly College. Vivi doesn't know she's a witch - she grew up moving from place to place, living in crappy apartments with her mother who always moved them on due to 'funny feelings'. Scarlett is the opposite - her mother and older sister were both presidents of The Ravens, and if Scarlett doesn't follow in her footsteps then she'll be a huge disappointment. So you have the innocent sweet girl who is a bit socially awkward with no fashion sense and the mean girl who seems to have it all. That's just the first of the clichés.
Another thing that added to the dislike I had for the book was every time a new character would enter the picture, they would focus on the color. Now there is nothing wrong with this, but being it was the only thing described it felt as though the diversity was more of a token.
Anyway, wish I liked this better. For a book set in college, it felt very high school. There were some good bits but I don't think I'll be reading more of this series.