Crane (Legends Series #1) by Stacey Rourke (New Adult Fantasy)

CraneThe Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep. What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you? Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse. But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

Stars: 2.5/5

I LOVED the idea and story of this book, I just couldn’t get past the writing. I’m a huge fan of the story; I’ve read the book, love the Disney cartoon movie, the Johnny Depp movie and I never miss an episode of the show so I obviously don’t mind when writers take liberties with the story. The idea of making Washington Irving and Ichabod Crane friends and then adding other legends such as Rip Van Winkle interested me and it all worked really well in the book. The points of view from Ichabod were my favorite. Where I had issues was with Ireland. I just couldn’t like her. She went from acting her age to acting like a child in 5 seconds when it was unwarranted. The attitude of her character was just completely unbelievable and I couldn’t like her. I was never interested in her character, even at the end when it all started tying together. I’ll read the next book to see if Ireland grows up at all and because I’m interested in how the plot of the story continues, but if Ireland doesn’t change I may have to give up on the series.  book.

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3 thoughts on “Crane (Legends Series #1) by Stacey Rourke (New Adult Fantasy)

  1. Thanks for the great review! I love the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving, The Johnny Depp movie, the TV series, etc etc. I may give this book a try as well, but it sounds like the things you did not like are exactly the things that make me put down a book and never pick it up again.

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