★★★☆☆—First, and most important: why not call a raven a raven? A large, solitary crow? That’s a raven! Crows live in flocks and are much smaller than ravens. Don’t ask if it’s big enough to be a raven; ask if it’s small enough to be a crow.
★★★★☆—A moving, epic, groundbreaking YA fantasy with an unfortunately weak set-up.
★★★☆☆—A lushly described romantic retelling.
★★★☆☆—A retelling with lovely prose that never wrangles its elements into a cohesive whole.
Here’s a fun fact: the main character shits herself.