Crooked Crows | Review

Title: Crooked Crows
Series: Boys of Briar Hall #1
Author: Elena Lawson
Pages: 229 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 20 August 2021
Rating: ★★★★★


Unapologetically f*cked up. Heartlessly cruel. Broken beyond repair.

Corvus, Rook, and Grey – The Crows.

Bred in a world of gang wars, violence, and secrets, they rule the bloody town of Thorn Valley and all the people in it … too bad for me I’ve never been good at kissing ass or keeping quiet.

Even if their savage spirits awaken something inside of me I thought was long dead, I can’t break. I won’t.

They think they scare me, that I’ll run and hide, but the joke’s on them. The Crows aren’t the first monsters I’ve faced, and they won’t be the last. There are worse evils out there waiting to take their stab at Ava Jade Mason.

I say let them try. I’m tired of running. Tired of holding back my darkness. Thorn Valley isn’t ready for a new boogie man. Too bad I’m already here.

Crooked Crows is a dark enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance, meaning the main character will have more than one love interest.

Warning: This series contains foul language, explicit sexual content, graphic depictions of gang violence, and jealous/possessive themes. Recommended for readers aged eighteen and up. Please read responsibly.


This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Elena Lawson and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

Crooked Crows is the first book in the Boys of Briar Hall series and tells the story of Ava Jade, Corvus, Grey and Rook.

Crooked Crows is the first book I’ve read by Elena Lawson so I didn’t know what to expect. And let me tell you that this book blew me away! Crooked Crows was so addictive and I had to know what was going to happen to Ava Jade. Something I also really liked about this book was that we got to read in all four perspectives. Multiple POV’s always makes the book more interesting because you can read about every character’s feelings. 

I love Ava Jade. She’s so funny and badass, and I wish I was like her. She’s so strong even though she’s battling with some stuff. I love that she didn’t immediately fall for one or all three of the guys, it would’ve made the story a bit predictable. But she distrusts them and at the same time she’s interested in them. As for the guys, they’re all f’d up. But in a good way. I love reading about guys/men that are a bit twisted and these three are definitely a bit twisted.

I really loved reading Crooked Crows and I’m so excited for the sequel. I really need to know what is going to happen to Ava Jade, Corvus, Grey and Rook. They’re so interesting and you cannot get enough of them. As I mentioned before, Crooked Crows is the first book I’ve read by Elena Lawson and this won’t be the last one. I’m definitely going to check out her other books!