He was a king. This was the year he was going to die. – The Raven King
Synopsis: Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.
For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him.
Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.
This book. This. Damn. Book.
I’m so angry/sad/all together annoyed. But all these emotions are felt in that way that I can’t help but love that it made me feel this way.
First off. The Raven King was top notch. Maggie Stiefvater is such a beautiful writer and all four of the book in The Raven Cycle series were well done.
But The Raven King went above the others.
This isn’t to say it was my favorite of the four (that title goes to Blue Lily, Lily Blue) but it was the most intense.
The last 100 pages of The Raven King leaves you with your heart-pounding and palms sweating. Questions race through your head: Will Blue’s curse finally rear its ugly head? Is Gansey tied to Blue’s curse? What is Ronan’s fate? Adam? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ADAM?!
I’m not going to say whether any of these questions are answered because lets be real this book deserves to be read and not just summed up in a quick review.
I will say that you get lots of Gansey/Blue relationship stuff and Ronan finally makes takes a major step to creating a better life for himself. Adam is still Adam. Mr. Grey is still doing Mr. Grey things and the 300 Fox Way household is still just as wonderful and quirky as they’ve always been.
Oh. And there’s a lot of stuff about trees in this one.
Overall, 5/5 for The Raven King, but for The Raven Cycle I give it a 10/5 because Stiefvater is a genius and I love the Raven boys and Blue and the 300 Fox Way family and Mr. Grey and everyone in these books.
Have you finished The Raven Cycle? If so, what did you think? How did you like The Raven King?