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REVIEW The Raven King

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stie. My second copy and never read before of this book is looking for a new home and it s in mint condition winks in Gansey Check out my depop bookspoils Gansey A pause That s all there is How much can I rave about these booksI ve been waiting for this moment for months now but I can finally say that I ve finished reading The Raven King I was so nervous going into this because my expectations were sky high but it is everything I could ve dreamed it to be and I felt like my heart was cracking throughout this whole experience Depending on where you began the story it was about Gansey and the revelation that he knows that this might be his last year to find the King and complete his ongoing uest once and for allThe Raven King is set a week after the events of the last book Maura is back home with Artemus who knows than he is saying and is acting rather peculiar especially when Gwenllian is around And Blue and her raven boys are still on their uest to find the KingThe uncertainty over everything kept me on the edge for the entire story It felt like the end of everythingI was hooked as soon as I read the first sentence And I was so into the story that I couldn t stop reading until the last page and I unfortunately had a huge headache after reading so muchBut I laughed I cried I mournedWhat could I ask of Stiefvater a master storytellerShe creates these atmospheric impressionistic scenes with this uiet but impeccable styleI WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW HER TALENTS BUT I DON T WANT TO SHARE HER WITH ANYONEFor the past month I ve talked and ranted so much about these characters that even my mom got invested and was waiting for me to tell her what happened in the final book By the way she said that Gansey wasn t going to die Thanks Mom for believingAs I mentioned before it starts with Gansey s incredibly rich and uniue tale and continues with his found family Where the hell is Ronan Gansey asked echoing the words that thousands of humans had uttered since mankind developed speech What is my review worth without mentioning Ronan too many timesBut seriously he continues to amaze me and he s just an all time favorite of mine that I won t be letting go of any time soonAlso I m in love with this fanart of him Source Gansey asked Do you have time to run an errand with us Do you have work Homework No homework I got suspended Blue replied Get the fuck out Ronan said but with admiration Sargent you asshole Blue reluctantly allowed him to bump fists with her as Gansey eyed her meaningfully in the rearview mirror My life I love Ronan too much My new goal is for him to say the exact same things to me For what Emptying another student s backpack over his car I don t really want to talk about it I do Ronan said Well I don t I m not proud of it Ronan patted her leg I ll be proud for you He s seriously the best Strange he hadn t had a premonition of what this place would become to him all those months ago Adam perfectly described how I feel about this series These books have become my home and I cannot believe it took me so long to discover I love it in a way that nearly overwhelms me with gratitudeI also loved that this book focused on the romance among many other happenings and it was slow uncertain and exuisitely written My heart is still happy and beating like crazy Each of the trees they passed sounded with a processed thud until the sound around them was the pulsing electronic beat that invariably played in Ronan s car or headphones Oh God Gansey said but he was laughing Do we have to endure that here too Ronan It wasn t me Ronan said He looked to Blue who shrugged He caught Adam s eye When Adam s mouth uirked Ronan s expression stilled for a moment before turning to the loose smile he ordinarily reserved for Matthew s silliness Adam felt a surge of both accomplishment and nerves He skated an edge here Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater These weren t forces to play with And while I m on the topic of Ronan I finally got to see him with his brothers and it was too good to be true I was so happy Maggie included it Where are you In your room Dur I m serious Hur Matthew Yah yah I m in my room SL hates you It s like two or sumthin Whatdya want Ronan didn t reply right away Matthew couldn t see him but he was curled on his bed back at Monmouth forehead resting on his knees one hand gripping the back of his own skull phone pressed to his ear Just to know you re all right m all right Go to sleep then Still sleeping now The brothers hung up Ronan is seriously messing me up I love him with all my heartAnd another favorite part in this book was when Declan and Ronan finally sat down and just talked Declan started We need to talk about your future No Ronan said No no we don t He was already most of the way out of the car leaves snapping dead under his shoes Ronan wait Ronan did not wait Ronan Before he died when he and I were out together Dad told me a story about you It was wickedly unfairIt was wickedly unfair because there was nothing else that would have stopped Ronan from walking away Why does his childhood make me cry Declan paused then sighing as if the weight of the story was a tangible thing and he needed to take a moment to regain his strength It was true that the memory of the ritual was heavy enough Ronan was all tangled up in half formed images of his father sitting on the end of Matthew s bed the brothers tumbled together at its head his mother perched on that tatty desk chair no one else would sit at She loved these stories too especially the ones about her I really love hearing about his childhood On the outside the three Lynch brothers appeared remarkably dissimilar Declan a butter smooth politician Ronan a bull in a china shop world Matthew a sunlit childOn the inside the Lynch brothers were remarkably similar They all loved cars themselves and each other Ronan and his family are unlike anyone else and I love how everyone is involved in this book and that the adults care about the kids and vice versa and nobody is excluded and it s just great great greatAlso great great great were Adam and Ronan What are you trying to find out Adam described the circumstances surrounding his eye and his hand with the same level tone he would use to answer a uestion in class He allowed Ronan to lean in to compare his eyes close enough that Ronan felt his breath on his cheek and he allowed Ronan to study the palm of his hand The latter was not strictly necessary and they both knew it but Adam watched Ronan closely as he lightly traced the lines there Maggie knows exactly where to hit home for me Why are we here he asked Wrong devil Adam replied uietlyIt had not been that long since the court case against his father He knew that Ronan remained righteously furious over the outcome Robert Parrish a first time offender in the eyes of the court had walked away with a fine and probation What Ronan didn t realize was that the victory hadn t been in the punishment Adam didn t need his father to go to jail He had merely needed someone outside the situation to look at it and confirm that yes a crime had been committed Adam had not invented it spurred it deserved it It said so on the court paperwork Robert Parrish guilty Adam Parrish free I love Adam and yes he continues to break my heart Adam is the one I related to the most and I m so proud of him and his character growth And I love how Ronan and Adam support one anotherI was barely recovering from them when I got to see Gansey and Blue being so sweet All I can say is that Gansey has got a way with words It was this Gansey starting down the stairs to the kitchen Blue starting up meeting in the middle It was Gansey stepping aside to let her pass but changing his mind He caught her arm and then the rest of her She was warm alive vibrant beneath the thin cotton he was warm alive vibrant beneath his Blue slid her hand over his bare shoulder and then on to his chest her palm spread out flat on his breastbone her fingers pressed curiously into his skinI thought you would be hairier she whisperedSorry to disappoint The legs have a bit going onMine too I m really glad he and Blue stopped trying to hide their relationship from the group And Gansey being as Maggie said in her recap a Dick but not a dick He gathered himself Adam saw his gaze land on Blue Judging perhaps whether or not she knew what he was about to say or whether he should say it He touched his thumb to his lower lip caught himself at it lowered his hand Blue and I have been seeing each other he said I don t want to hurt any feelings but I want to keep seeing her I don t want to hide it any It s eating me and nights like this having to stand here and look at Blue with her face like this and pretend like He drew himself to a stop a full stop a silence so intense that no one tipped any other sound into it Then he finished repeating I cannot ask you to do things I haven t been doing myself I m sorry for being a hypocrite Blue took Gansey s handAdam was glad she did Gross Ronan said which was the most juvenile response possibleBut Gansey said Thanks for the input Ronan with a proper look on his face again and Adam saw how cleverly Ronan had released the tension of the moment They could all breathe again This is exactly why I love Ronan so much If anyone asked me why I would just show this one uoteI think this book might be my favorite in the series because so much happened and I am in awe by Maggie Stiefvater s ability to write something so beautiful and descriptive so exciting and so heartbreakingAnd as she also promised in her recap Henry Cheng shows up and I really liked him in this book which I honestly wasn t expecting What are you doing here Blue demanded She was feeling she wasn t sure She was feeling a lot I m here to talk about the men in your life To talk about the men in my life I like the dress by the way Very boho chic or whatever I was on my way home and I wanted to find out if you had a good time at the toga party and also make sure that our plans for Zimbabwe were still on I see you tried to claw your own eye out it s edgy Blue said I can t get in this car Do you see what s happening behind me I don t even want to look Henry said How about you give me the finger and shout at me now and withdraw with your principles He smiled winningly and held up three fingers He counted to two with devil horns This is incredibly unnecessary Blue told him but she could feel herself smiling Life s a show he replied He counted one with his middle finger and then his face melted into exaggerated shockBlue shouted Drop dead you bastard FINE Henry screamed back with slightly hysteria than the role reuired He was such an intriguing character especially with the whole RoboBee situationAnd then the book circles back to Ronan and Adam and I m not freaking out or smiling or anything like that He wordlessly crossed the floor and sat beside Adam on the mattress When he held out his hand Adam put the model into it This old thing Ronan said He turned the front tyre and again the music played out of it They sat like that for a few minutes as Ronan examined the car and turned each wheel to play a different tune Adam watched how intently Ronan studied the seams his eyelashes low over his light eyes Ronan let out a breath put the model down on the bed beside him and kissed Adam He surprised me so much that my heart started beating too fast It was such a perfectly build up moment and I m speechless and in love and in tears and and and Time stopped for me This is giving me life right now this is giving me so much life He was pretty sure he had just been Ronan s first kiss I reread that page so many times that I now remember every single word Someone finally got kissed my favorite someone and it was such a genuine and real moment Too good for wordsI was speechless for so long but Henry managed to perfectly describe how I was feeling His mother was the only one who knew what Henry meant when he said that he wasn t good with words She was always trying to explain things to his father especially when she had decided to become Seondeok instead of his wife It is that she for ever said but also something This is exactly how I feel when I try to explain my love for this series and the characters withinBut then you know what s happening next the most painful moment that I dreaded and hoped hoped hoped wouldn t happen But secretly wanted to see played out but also didn t Tell me where Owen Glendower is he said to the darkness Crisp and sure with the same power he had used to command Noah to command the skeletons in the cave Show me where the Raven King is Wait You re going to junk up your nice coat white man Take this He shouldered out of his Aglionby sweater and proffered it So you re literally giving me the shirt off your back Gansey said swapping him for his coat He was grateful He looked up to Henry See you on the other side Excelsior I started crying here because no Henry noBut then Gansey and the group find Glendower and go in only to find it to be not as they imagined The only thing was that Gansey had always feared that he would find Glendower just a little too late Minutes days months after death But this man had been dead for centuries The helmet and skull were only metal and bone Gansey touched the skull the raised cheekbone the face of his promised and ruined king Everything was dry and grayIt was overThis man was not going to ever be anything to Gansey Gansey Blue askedEvery minute was giving way to another and then another and slowly it sank into his heart all the way to the centreIt was over But it wasn t really One of the great things about Blue Sargent was that she never really gave up hope He would have told her this but he knew it would only upset her He said I can t watch Ronan die Blue And Adam and Matthew and all this We don t have anything else You already saw my spirit You already know what we chose Blue closed her eyes and two tears ran out of them She did not cry noisily or in a way that asked him to say anything different She was a hopeful creature but she was also a sensible creature I was hopeful till the last page There was no time Thanks for everything Henry Gansey said You re a prince among men Henry s face was blankBlue said I hate this It was right though Gansey felt the feeling of time slipping one last time The sense of having done this before He gently laid the backs of his hands on her cheeks He whispered It ll be OK I m ready Blue kiss me The power to stay uiet in the middle of the night while crying was nearly impossible especially when listening to sad music He pulled back from herOut loud with intention with the voice that left no room for doubt he said Let it be to kill the demon Right after he spoke Blue threw her arms tightly around his neck Right after he spoke she pressed her face into the side of his Right after he spoke she held him like a shouted word Love love loveHe fell uietly from her armsHe was a king Maggie really knew how to destroy me I needed him back Ronan crouched beside him black still smeared on his face under his nose and around his ears His dreamt firefly rested on Gansey s heart Wake up you bastard he said You fucker I can t believe that you would And he began to cry I just don t understand Henry said I was so sure that this was going to change everything I didn t think it would end like this I always knew it was going to end like this she said but it still doesn t feel right Would this ever feel right Would it The minute hand uivered It uivered againBlue was already tired of a timeline without Gansey in itAdam looked up from where he was folded in the grass His voice was small What about Cabeswater What about it Ronan asked It s not powerful enough to do anything any I know Adam replied But if you asked it might die for him I seriously cannot remember a time when I ve felt so deeply for a character s near death The last tree fell and the forest was gone and everything was absolutely silentBlue touched Gansey s face She whispered Wake up I truly applaud Stiefvater for everything she managed to conclude in this book She really brought him back And Ronan and Adam and Blue and everyone and just Thank You He closed his eyes and he began to dream

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The Raven King

FvaterAll her life Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death She doesn't believe in true love and never though. He was a book and he was holding his final pages and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went and he didn t want it to be over Everyone knows about that feeling you get at the end of a series When you know the really terrible thing that author hinted at for three books is about to happen He was a king This was the year he was going to die AND all you can do is rationalize that the author couldn t possibly let that happen she wouldn t betray us like that RIGHT Wanting to live but accepting death to save others that was courage That was to be Gansey s greatness BUT the closer you get to you know what the your heart uickens and you start holding your breath Wake up you bastard he said You fucker I can t believe that you would And he began to cry As always I abso freaking lutely loved this book This is my third time through and each time I just want to smush all these characters in a hug Seeing how Blue Ronan Adam and Gansey grew and developed over the series does wonders for my heart I was a smidge disappointed by how the ending was wrapped up within only a few pagesbut you re left with enough of a their in a good place ending to keep you happy And the you know what was completely resolved Oh thank goodnessAnd who knows maybe there will be another I m not asking him to stay Ronan thought Only to come back Audiobook CommentsLiterally could not recommend the audio It s gotten to the point where if I read the book I can hear the Will Patton s voice He does such an amazing job with the tone inflection everything that it feels like I m listening to all my favorite characters chit chatting rather than someone reading the book to meYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads

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T this would be a problem but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys she's not so sure a. Two stars Three stars Four stars One star I don t even know how to rate this I don t even know how to feelI loved it I hated it I m disappointed I m confused I don t know man I don t knowRichard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatnessThis is my biggest disappointment of the year so far I was so ready for this to be stellar We have waited so long the release date was pushed back twice I m in love with The Raven Cycle I m in love with this world with these characters with the magic of it all with the mystery The previous three books were straight up five star reads for me And yet I have no idea how to rate The Raven King There were some parts I adored A few scenes here and there were completely beautiful Some of the interactions between Adam and Ronan were perfect the relationship the Gray Man developed with Blue was wonderful Adam struggling with his gift and Gansey s ever increasing desperation to finally find Glendower all with the shadow of Gansey s impending doom hanging over them was suspenseful tense and emotional But there was a lot of this book that was just straight up shit And that s what I m wrestling with This didn t feel like a final book because the conclusion absolutely completely and totally sucked In my opinion it bombed And it bombed hard And I m heartbroken I ve invested so much time and emotion into this story I ve thought about Blue and her Raven boys for months I ve anticipated I ve read the other three books in The Raven Cycle series three times and I m really not one for rereading so that s the level of enjoyment I got out of this story And then to be thrown that lame ass ending Not happy The ending feels as though Maggie Steifvater was just done It feels like she was so over this world and these characters and just wanted it done I mean I could be wrong There could be some deep and incredibly profound meaning hidden in there that went way over my head but the way it reads is like she just wanted it finished and damn all those loose ends And there were a lot of loose ends The ending Noah received fucking sucked Straight up crap There was some thing about the whole circularity of time and it was him who whispered to Gansey that he would live after he got stung by hornets all those years ago Which okay was neat and fine and I actually uite liked it because it was the revelation that Gansey was always searching for something that was in fact right there in front of him the whole time It was friendship and compassion that brought him to life and indeed kept him alive during his time in Henrietta Okay I liked that A lot But then to simply never hear of Noah again What the fuck was that What was that Noah was a Raven boy We ve empathised with him since the first book We ve seen him go through some shit and he s been there for them and been a big part of the group and then he just fizzles out No Crap The Gray Man had zero conclusion either Yeah okay there was the whole thing with I can never return to keep you safe and for reasons but it wasn t good enough You can t create this layered and interesting character who has become such a big part of the other character s lives and then just have him vanish in a puff of smoke I understand that the Gray Man is a very vague character in general That s the way he lives his life and that s fair But I was enjoying the way that falling in love with Maura and becoming something like a father figure to Blue was drawing him out of a life of crime and back into the real world I loved his development over the series and I felt like he was really fleshed out and playing an important role So to then not even have a definite conclusion for him not even an actual reason for him simply never being mentioned again not even one solitary sentence or round up felt really awkward and nonsensical Maura and the psychics were other characters that just vanished into the ether The last we saw of them they were standing outside 300 Fox Way not sure where Blue and the gang were headed not sure if they were going to live or die not sure what their part to play was going to be And that s it We never see them or hear from them again They re completely disregarded in the finale and the epilogue I mean one fucking line Is that too much to ask For all I know Maura et al were killed in some horrendous gas explosion inside 300 Fox Way and their ghosts are now doomed to stalk the earth seeking revenge for whoever left the stove on for all eternity I mean I could literally just pull anything outta my ass because Maggie Stiefvater obviously had no ideas We have to talk about Gansey s deathsighIt was crap We ve been waiting for it to happen for three books and then when it does happen it is the most anti climactic bullshit ever concocted I mean I sort of understand kinda why It wasn t supposed to be the main focus really I think I get that There so much else going on in the lives of the main characters they ve come so far and learned so much about themselves and each other and they all knew Gansey was destined to die And that it would be Blue who would inadvertently wield the blade if her lips can be counted as a blade but to have him just fucking drop Get him Ronan started and then had to gather himself to finish in a snarl Get him off the road He s not an animalThere were a few really powerful sentences in there But that s all they were Sentences The whole episode was literally over and done with in one breath It s such a huge moment It s the culmination of everything that has happened for four books and it should have fucking smacked me in the face but instead it was a tap on the shoulder It was shit There s no other way to put it The worst part about Gansey s death wasn t actually this incredibly lacklustre demise The worst part is how it wrapped up because it even further took the punch out of the event If Gansey had been left dead I could have gotten on board with it I could have taken his very plain death to be some kind of statement about the fragility of life the futility of his uest that the only thing that really matters in life is how you live it the relationships you develop the impression you leave on people I mean I would have been grasping at straws slightly as we are really only given the bare bones of these ideas but I could have fucking made it work because I wanted to so badly But then to have him come back to life It made the whole thing seem so pointless because it removed all conseuences These boys and Blue are dabbling in some pretty serious shit Some fucking mind bending crap But hey no worries because the fucking forest will just spring us back to life And the fact that Cabeswater had to be destroyed for this feat to be accomplished Who cares Ronan will just dream us up another one There are so many ways this could have gone down to create some kind of meaning rather than the empty vacuum we were left with Gansey could have stayed fucking dead We could have had him join Noah with his remains placed on the lay line Ronan could have dreamed us up a copy and then the results of the group either knowing or not knowing and Ronan s subseuent guilt could have been explored There were a million ways it could have gone down But no He pinged back to life And don t come at me with the whole Cabeswater changed him bullshit That was such a cop out So what s changed Time slips Big whoop so he has to check his watch often This could have been awesome He could have come back as an entirely new seeming person or his memories could have been disrupted or he could even have just had two different fucking coloured eyes and I would have been happier But there was no hint of the changes inside Gansey aside from the dumb time thing which I think we were supposed to be intrigued by as he had been experiencing slips in time continuously for a while so I m taking it this is another nod to the circularity of time But then that s a giant gaping plot whole because every damn character has been experiencing the same phenomenon with the whole 0621 repeatedly debacle which actually never came to anything either I thought the time shifting constantly to 0621 was some kind of foreshadowing maybe to Gansey s impending death or some kind of event surrounding Glendower But it didn t seem to mean anything Did I miss a bit Was the importance of that time explained and I missed it Were there clues I didn t pick up on along the way This is precisely my beef with The Raven King in the previous books there have been so many little things like this that have eventually amalgamated into the conclusion with the pieces slotting together cleverly and in a satisfying way This final book had none of that There was so much left hanging Take Blue and her useless father for example How did you meet my motherShe came to the spirit road intending to communicate with trees and that is what she didBlue started then stopped then started again Am I humanMaura is human He did not say and so am I He was not a wizard a human who could be in trees He was something elseSo we have this massive revelation about Blue s origin She s finally getting some answers about who her father is and discovers him to be a race that can become one with trees It s heavily heavily hinted that in fact Blue is also one of them And yet nothing We hear no about it That s it One conversation one poorly described dream seuence and we re all over the fact that Blue is some mythical creature who belongs amongst the stars This should have been a big moment And no matter what way you swing it no matter how you try to reason that Blue loves Gansey and the Raven boys so much that she wants to disregard her nature she s focussed on their uest they keep her grounded because she s loves them so much the day you find out you re not human is still a big fucking deal And her curse Zero explanation Zero conclusion We have no idea what the rules are here Can she never kiss anyone again Was her curse simply incidental as Gansey was fated to die anyway Was her kiss a result of belief in a curse that an actual curse Was the prediction about the death of the true love than the actual kiss Is her saliva poison We ll never know Henry Cheng We gotta talk about Henry Cheng He was fucking shoe horned in there so tight I m surprised he wasn t asphyxiated My interpretation is that Henry Cheng was there to aid Maggie Stiefvater out of the corner she had written herself into He didn t gel with the other characters because we don t know him He came out of the wood work only to make sure that Gansey got where he needed to go The whole Robo Bee thing was simply bizarre I have no idea if Henry has any kind of power or any link to the ley line If he has some kind of capability I don t know what the deal with his shady mother was I feel like he was completely redundant other than to serve as a plot devise Nothing about Henry Cheng was clarified He gave Blue a glimpse into a life she wanted of travelling and meeting other people But for him then to then continue to tag along and play such a huge role in the final scenes felt incredibly awkward Glendower was never his uest and I think he knew that He seemed happy just to be friends with Gansey but when shit is going down and going down hard making a new friend seems kinda inconseuential I hated the role Henry Cheng played I thought he was going to be there to throw some kinda spanner in the works create some kinda twist I thought he was evil masuerading as a helpful passerby but nope Turns out all he wanted was a buddy What I did not care for the whole treasure hunting foe It was shit and lame The whole Laumonier thing was just plain stupid and again never truly came to anything as it was a simply case of shooting them in the face to vanuish them Same with Piper One shot and she s down Again clutching for a meaning amongst all this I could say that there s nothing to fear from mere men when demons are raining down on us Or that the true villain wasn t Piper but what she had become Or I dunno that sometimes life doesn t need complex solutions because we re all inherently fragile beings Fuck I don t know I m trying really hard to make this work guys I just felt like generally the treasure hunters antiues dealers magical artefact collectors whatever you wanna call them were not threatening enough There felt like no urgency there The peril wasn t real It felt thrown in there for the sake of needing something to add a little pressure to the characters as they attempted to fight the demon who was also kinda crap I mean a demon One of the things I ve loved about this series is that it s been free from cliche It s fresh and different Until we arrive at this fucking demon It feels like such a cop out Clutching at straws for a villain Throw a demon in there I mean there was no explanation for the demon We can assume it s been sleeping in that cave system okay But why How did it relate to the uest as a whole Who put it there What is going onI mean I could go ahead and try and sueeze it into some kind of statement about good and evil and the nature of Ronan s ability as Greywaren and his creation of objects from nothing and there needing to be conseuences as a result Or I could try and piece together some kind of explanation from Piper and her greed and the folly of disregarding what you destroy when all you do is take But I d be making it up I d be fucking making it up because it wouldn t be canon Because the canon presents us with this fucking demon and nothing You can see how hard I wanted this to work I mean the sleepers thing was a giant let down too because Glendower is dead So in actual fact there ain t no sleepers and whoever said that there were three was talking out their fucking ass Buuuut I actually did kinda like the fact that Glendower was dead It wasn t what I was expecting and it was kinda lame but it gave us the groups friendship and their knowledge of each other as a reward for this long fought uest Gansey has been on There were some emotional scenes following this revelation that felt genuine and heartfelt Gansey s deep disappointment was well portrayed and sort of beautiful in an incredibly sad kind of way I can piece together that the uest left them with so much than if they had discovered Glendower alive and just napping and I think that s a powerful thought that it s not always the result but what we learn along the way that has the most impact and provides the biggest prize But again I m piecing it together and in a finale I don t feel like that s the way it s supposed to be You know I wanted to talk about Ronan and Adam and the unsatisfying way that their relationship was revealed and Adam s dead eyes and how forced and clunky it felt and how disconnected they were not only from each other but from the group as a whole but I m running out of characters here so I guess that s for another dayThis book made me so sad and for all the wrong reasons I should have been saddened because of a powerful and emotional ending for characters who I adore and feel like I know But instead I m sad because it was shit There are some really great chapters in here but it s all overshadowed by so much crap None of it hangs together it feels like a collection of scenes at times with no cohesive plot running throughout There is some really beautiful writing and some very uotable passages but at the same time there are sentences that are completely redundant or feel like filler or even make no sense at all I was expecting this to be something I would love and I kinda hate itOh I so didn t want it to be this way I get that this is a long review and for that I apologise but unlike Maggie Steifvater I wanted to cover all the bases


10 thoughts on “The Raven King

  1. says:

    My second copy and never read before of this book is looking for a new home and it's in mint condition winks in Gansey Check out my depop bookspoils “Gansey” A pause “That’s all there is”How much can I rave about these books?I’ve been waiting for this moment for months now but I can finally say that I’ve finished rea

  2. says:

    not enough suash song

  3. says:

    this book has gross parts

  4. says:

    He was a book and he was holding his final pages and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went and he

  5. says:

    ”The head is too wise The heart is all fire”There’s no better way to start this review than with this uote because after reading this series my heart is truly all fire When I began to read “The Raven Boys” in October 2017 I had no idea that I’d love this series so much I was completely oblivious to the fact that those boys would take over my entire world and I had no clue that I’d become so att

  6. says:

    He said “I think it’s time to find Glendower”Adam said “I think you’re right” YAYYY It's out now and I'm so excited to relive TRK through everyone else's eyes ♥I'm sitting here now trying to string some decent words together with dried tears on my cheeks in hopes of being able to convey even a shred of the feelings warring inside me For three books I have tried to describe exactly what this series means to me And in those thre

  7. says:

    Reread 3 Oct 2019For some reason this reread made me nearly cry??? Possibly because I still have about 3 weeks to wait until Call Down the Hawk and my heart officially aches so deeply for time with dreamers and magicians Possibly just because

  8. says:

    Two stars? Three stars? Four stars? One star? I don't even know how to rate this I don't even know how to feelI loved it I hated it I'm disappointed I'm confused I don't know man I don't knowRichard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatnessThis is my biggest disappointment of the year so

  9. says:

    SPOILER FREE REVIEW whole series was an absolute masterpiece I feel like I've been a part of something wonderful and I am so grateful for it

  10. says:

    “He was a king This was the year he was going to die” I think a little piece of me died after I finished The Raven King I am numb and energe