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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 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

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The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stie this book has gross parts Detour de France parts

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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 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 three attempts I feel as if I have failed At this point its beyond words It's than happiness and sadness and the overwhelming feeling of wonder It's all those things and none of those things and five starts just doesn't seem like enough Maggie Stiefvater has a way with words Words that I've known for most my life and learned to string together She manages to make something of them She fashions it into a story and makes it sound like poetry She takes everything you've ever felt and gives it a name The Raven King makes your heart pound and makes your heart stop It makes you laugh and makes you have an impromptu sob session at 1247am The characters are everything the story is everything and whatever the first three books were The Raven King was Outside of Henrietta nestled on the ley line something dark watched all this everything in the Henrietta night and said I’m awake I’m awake I’m awake Everything is finally unraveling and coming together This is definitely the creepiest book of them all I'm a visual person so I wouldn't exactly say I was scared I mean I was scared for Gansey's life and the state of my ships but I wasn't scared in that horror movie kind of way Because I'm a visual person If this had been made into a movie of something I would have been shitting myself into oblivion If these things were actually happening to me my ass would have been dead before Gansey could say Excelsior However I recognize creepiness when I read it and this was creepy™ “We should all be afraid” Noah said his voice thing through the buzzing “When you play with time –” you get Nightmare Fuel Let's just call it what it is He was a king This was the year he was going to die TRK almost didn't feel real to me I honestly could hardly believe that I had the fourth and final book in my hand I've never met a famous person but I feel like it would be a lot like this Like you just can't believe the person you've been watching on TV and seeing in magazines is actually in front of you shaking your hand and asking if you'd like a picture I couldn't believe that I was reading new content In the beginning I would just get a little jolt and think wait I haven't read this before Because everything I new was from the first three books and it just wouldn't hit me that after months of wait and following Stiefvater's updates it was here Blue was filled with frustration that her life was so clearly demarcated Things that were not enough but that she could have Things that were something that she couldn’t It's almost too easy to be spellbound The characters become dear to you I mean who can't relate to someone who's alway dreamt of or of being autonomous or of being respected or of being loved You can easily find a bit of yourself in each character or a bit of someone you want to become Your mind buzzes with the characters and the endless possibilities Of the fact that Gansey is going to die and two kisses have been written into the story and nothing will ever be like it once was Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater These weren’t forces to play with Which brings me my next topic THE SHIPS Oh the ships Oh my heart I think the fact that Maggie Stiefvater wrote two kisses in The Raven King says enoughWell it really doesn't But that's all you'll get out of me Its glory can't be replicated in a review only experienced Or non glory As I said nothing from me Something Maggie Stiefvater wrote I am really really looking forward to the 26th guys I hope you love it or hate it nothing in betweenAny author that encourages their readers to feel passionate about their story whether it's passionately loving it or passionately hating it is an author for me Because the whole Raven Cycle experience just doesn't stop or begin with the books The author and the fandom have been a huge part in making this an incredible adventure With the fan art and the author's willingness to answer uestions and interact with readers it's difficult not to leave with a sense of excitement and satisfaction But than anything something Maggie Stiefvater wrote on her blog struck me the hardest It was her reminder while she was writing the series The worst thing that could happen to the characters is that they stop being friends And while I was here worried for them individually or worried about them in their respective ships I had never really thought about that But I was hit with how true it was Because what I couldn't stand than anything than Gansey dying Pynch not happening or Henrietta falling off the face of The Raven Cycle planet was them not being friends any Because than anything this is a story about friends Friends and magic Would this be much without it?I am just going to finish with this Maggie Stiefvater is pressing down on the ORBMASTER that is my heart Depending on where you began the story it was about this place the long stretch of mountain that straddled a particularly potent segment of the ley line MY REVIEW FOR⚬ The Raven Boys book 1⚬ The Dream Thieves book 2⚬ Blue Lily Lily Blue book 3 fd the visuals above were edited by myself base images were found on googleUPDATE 40516⚬ Prologue Chapter One can be found here⚬ Prologue Chapter One read by Will Patton Song by Maggie Stiefvater can be heard hereUPDATE 21515view spoiler Gansey x Blue kissing → criesRonan x Adam kissing → crying intensifies hide spoiler


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    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 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 storyteller?She 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 times?But 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”


  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 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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    ”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 attached to them I just didn’t know what I was getting myself into but after finishing the last book I can say that I don’t regret anything XDOver those last seven months I’ve been on a long journey with my boys I cheered for them I suffered with them I was sad and despaired I was hopeful and happy I sighed I laughed I cried I tore at my hair I screamed I dreamed and I died about a thousand deathsIn short I lived and breathed those booksThey became an integral part of me and my life and I actually feel like I’ve become one of the Raven Boys as well I guess that means that in some way I kind of made a bargain with Cabeswater too Uh oh XDWell anyway What I want to say is that I love those characters so much I feel like every attempt to put it into words is automatically bound to fail There are no words to describe how intensely I feel about those boys and even if I’d become a hundred years I still wouldn’t be able to express all of my feelings It’s an impossible task and maybe this is good the way it is It’s part of the magic of those books and truth be told I’m convinced we all need a little magic in our lives every once in a while ; So speaking of magicThere was lightning and thunder outside of my window when I finished this bookIt looked like the end of the worldTo read those final pages of “The Raven King”?It FELT like the end of the worldI will miss my boys and Maggie’s uniue magic so damn much TT sobs and is unconsolable The plot ”You were the one who told me Ronan that something was starting all those months ago Now’s not the time to be going rogue Someone’s going to get killed No playing around There’s no time for anything but truth We’re supposed to be in this together whatever this is”I think this uote is kind of giving direction to the entire last book because after the third sleeper was woken up a lot of strange things begin to happen Our boys have a lot of different troubles to face and to say they are in deep doo doo would be putting it than just mildly lol They don’t only have to work on the discrepancies among each other but also outside of their magical world and inside of Cabeswater In short There’s a whole wagon of feels that’s going to hit you and it’s going to hit you hard Don’t say I didn’t warn you ; PThe characters ”Leaves” Ronan Lynch’s voice said full of intention“Dust” Adam Parrish said“Wind” Blue Sargent said“Shit” Henry Cheng added I’m sure this is the moment the people who know my reviews have been waiting for Yes you already know what’s coming ; Let’s make it official then This is my spoiler section and if you don’t want to be spoiled you better leave now Because this was the last and final book and I’m going to spoil the hell out of you if you didn’t read the other three XD Fair warning sound advice Take it or leave it It’s up to you ; P Gansey – The King ”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”Oh Gansey My troubled soul I once again felt so sorry for him and to top it all off we finally found out that he actually knows he’s going to die Of course I should have known that he would figure it out but for some reason I thought he was unaware of his impending death Well turns out he knew it all along sigh The way it all happened in the end was so unexpected though I didn’t see this coming NOT AT ALL and I think I was at least as devastated as Gansey when he found out that Glendower had been dead for years My heart bled for him for him and his wishes and all his unfulfilled dreams TT ”It was this this moment and no other moment and for the first time that Gansey could remember he knew what it would feel like to be present in his own life” ”Gansey’s death had been foretold for this year It was him It was always going to be him Glendower was dead He’d always been deadAnd Gansey kind of wanted to live”Blue – The Mirror Tree ”Her hair had got wilder since he first met her less contained by all of her clips and her mouth had got messier since he met her desirous of forbidden kisses and her stance had got harder her spine sharpened by grief and peril”It was really nice to find out about Artemus’ origins and it caused me understand Blue a little bit better It explained why she always felt wrong in her own skin and I guess it also explains why Gansey and she had this special connection XD Still in some way the reveal of her background story only confused me even and I don’t even dare to say it but after four entire books I still don’t feel like I really know her character lol After BLLB her character became less tangible again and I really don’t know why Maybe Maggie that genius master mind planned it that way? I guess I’ll never know shrugs ”Blue was filled with frustration that her life was so clearly demarcated Things that were not enough but that she could have Things that were something that she couldn’tAdam – The Magician ”It seemed like he should become stranger other when he was near Cabeswater but in reality the closer he was to Cabeswater the firmly present he remained His mind didn’t have to wander far to communicate with Cabeswater when his body was able to lift a hand to touch it” I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE IN LOVE WITH ADAM PARRISH There I said it out loud lol Don’t get me wrong of course I still love Ronan too but Ronan reminds me too much of myself XD I love him in sense of Philia and Agape whereas Adam Parrish is my Eros and Agape Haha Does that make sense? Guess to all of you who had some serious Greek philosophy lessons it does ; P Well anyway I love Adam and what he has become and I was so damn proud of him throughout the entire book Despite his father and everything that happened to him he’s become a beautiful human being and I just love him for it 333 He’s strong now he found his way and nothing can stop him Not even a stupid demon that’s trying to possess him YAY Gosh I just love my boy My Adam 333 heart eyes Still Maggie why did you have to hurt him so much? TT ”Stop saying privilege Love isn’t privilege But Gansey had always had love had always been capable of love Now that Adam had discovered his feelings in himself he was certain than ever that he was right Need was Adam’s baseline his resting pulse Love was a privilege Adam was privileged; he didn’t want to give it up He wanted to remember again and again how it felt” ”For Adam it meant linking in to the ley line that pulsed beneath the forest unwrapping himself and allowing the bigger pattern inside It was a process that was both eerie and awesome to watch from the outside Adam; then Adam vacated; then Adam ” ”Do you know what hurts the most? What this means you think of me You didn’t even give me the chance to be OK with it You were just so sure I’d be eaten by jealousy That’s how you see me?”Ronan – The Greywaren ”It was too cold for fireflies but a multitude of them glistened in and out of being above the fields nonetheless Those were his Fanciful purposeless but lovelyRonan Lynch loved to dream about light”As it seems Ronan is always good for a surprise lol I didn’t expect that Matthew was one of his dreams and I certainly didn’t expect the revelation about Cabeswater XD I mean OMG Ronan dreamed Cabeswater into life To dream a place like that? Gosh he must be so damn powerful and skilled af Sounds like my boy? Yes it does ; I loved that he finally made peace with Declan and that the three Lynch brothers got along so well in the end It made me happy to see them like that and I wish it could have stayed that way but no Maggie had to break my heart into thousand pieces As Ronan’s twin I felt with him when Aurora died and boy was it painful WHY MAGGIE?? WHY?? GOSH DAMN IT RONAN LOST HIS FATHER AND NOW YOU HAD TO TAKE HIS MOTHER AS WELL???? You made him and orphan He would have deserved so much better than that TT To see Ronan suffer and cry? It hurt so damn much I can’t even sobs ”In this other place it was easy to tell that the music was the sound of Ronan’s soul Hungry and prayerful it whispered of dark places old places fire and sex” ”Ronan Lynch’s stare was a snake on the pavement where you wanted to walk It was a match left on your pillow It was pressing your lips together and tasting your own blood” ”Ronan skidded to his knees his arms around her and it hurt Adam somehow to watch how ferociously he hugged his little strange dream creature and how she buried her face into his shoulder He stood with her in his arms holding her tightly and he heard him saying No you did good it’s going to be OK we’re waking up” ”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 cryNoah – The Ghost ”My mom always said he was a firecracker which just meant he was always getting speeding tickets and jumping on tables at family reunions and stuff He always had so many ideas He was so hyper”I don’t know about you but I would have loved to get to know this hyper Noah His story made me so damn sad and I really wish he would have had a chance to get his happily ever after Unfortunately he didn’t get what he deserved and I can only hope that he’s happy wherever he is now The way I see it Noah chose to safe Gansey when he died the first time He did it in order to guarantee that Cabeswater could save him the second time around and in a strange way this actually makes sense XD Still Noah Czerny is adorable and precious and he would have deserved the world TT RIP Noah 333 ”Blue didn’t care that he – it – Noah – was strange and decaying and frightening She knew that he – it – Noah was strange and decayed and frightened and she knew that she loved him anyway” ”Goodbye” Noah said “Don’t throw it away”Henry – The Special Extra ”Once you got me coffee” Henry said “When I was losing my mind Consider the favour returned”Why was Henry introduced so late? I loved that boy He’s amazing and funny and honest and pure I really wish he would have been a bigger part of this I would have loved to read about him and I instantly felt a connection to this awesome boy I was so sorry when I found out that he had been kidnapped and I truly loved him for acting to safe Blue’s principles in front of the others lol It makes me sad that I probably will never read about him again and I really hope Maggie will include him in one of her future stories Please Maggie makes huge puppy eyes ”What do you want me to say?”“Nothing yet” Henry said “I want you to think about it And then I hope you will choose to trust me Because I’m overfull on secrets and underfed on friends” ”But it wasn’t that Henry was less of himself in English He was less of himself out loud His native language was thought”The Demon PiperI already didn’t like Piper in “Blue Lily Lily Blue” but my initial dislike for her grew into an even bigger monster in this book I really started to hate her with a fierce passion and in the end all I wanted was for her to drop dead lol I know those are strong and negative feelings coming from me but I really hated her so much XD Piper and that mean demon almost killed my lovely boys so I think I’m kind of entitled to feel that way I always knew that the demon would kill her and if you ask me he waited way too long to do it lol Whoopsie was that mean? smiles innocently The friendships Henry Gansey ”Now get out” Henry saidGansey looked at him “I beg your pardon?”“Stop driving” he said “I know you need to You’ve needed to since we left Get Out”I loved the chemistry between Gansey and Henry Yep chemistry Don’t even try to say there is none because it was all over the place XD It was so amazing to watch and I couldn’t help but marvel at their interactions It was wonderful how Henry always knew what Gansey needed and it was so funny that Gansey had no other choice than to accept it because he knew Henry was right I really wish we could have seen of them and I truly hope there will be some sort of short story in the future I know Maggie is busy but I can always hope right? ; P ”It’s like we’ve met each other before No not really We are friends at once we would instantly do what friends would do for each other Not just pals Friends Blood brothers You just feel it We instead of you and me That’s jeong” Ronan Blue ”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”Those two LOL I will say it again and again I love how close they became over those last few books and whenever they spoke with each other it always made me smile Ronan’s reaction to her scar was priceless and it was so damn adorable that he was proud of her getting suspended XD Their dynamic is so much fun and I’m so glad they started to get along so well ”Look Sargent” Ronan retorted “I was gonna dream you some eye cream last night since clearly modern medicine’s doing jack shit for you but I nearly had my ass handed to me by a death snake from the fourth circle of dream hell so you’re welcome”Blue looked appropriately touched “Ah thanks man”“No problem bro”The ships Ronan Adam aka Ronam ”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”I CAN’T EVEN MY HEART MY HEART I loved every little moment between them every single gesture every eye contact every smile every playful remark THEY ARE EVERYTHING Their first kiss blew me away and I was so happy I couldn’t stop smiling for two days And OMG Ronan thinking about Adam’s hands? It was my undoing I love hands I love Adam I love Ronan ARGH I think I’m going to die And what a wonderful death it would be Still nothing really nothing could prepare me for CHAPTER 39 PERFECTION UTTER AND SHEER PERFECTION I read this chapter about a thousand times It still moves me it makes me cry 333 shakes head and fights tears I just love them so much Thank you Maggie sobs ”He had memorized the shape of Adam’s hands in particular the way his thumb jutted awkwardly boyishly; the roads of the prominent veins; the large knuckles that punctuated his long fingers In dreams Ronan put them to his mouth His feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he’d let them overflow and now there wasn’t a damn place in the ocean that wouldn’t catch fire if he dropped a match” ”Asshole” Ronan saidAdam smiled cheerily Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile elastic and amiable” ”When Adam kissed him it was every mile per hour Ronan had ever gone over the speed limit It was every window down goose bumps on skin teeth chattering cold night drive It was Adam’s ribs under Ronan’s hands and Adam’s mouth on his mouth again and again and again It was stubble on lips and Ronan having to stop to get his breath to restart his heart They were both hungry animals but Adam had been starving for longer” ”They sprawled on the living room sofa and Adam studied the tattoo that covered Ronan’s back all the sharp edges that hooked wondrously and fearfully into each other“Unguibus et rostro” Adam saidRonan put Adam’s fingers to his mouth He was never sleeping again Blue Gansey ”And third most importantly Gansey was outrageously and eternally driven to distraction by the image of her behind the wheel of his car Ronan and Adam weren’t with them so there was no one to catch them in what felt like an incredibly indecent act”Don’t you love it that Gansey thinks Blue driving his Camaro is an “incredibly indecent act”? LOL Those two are so innocent it’s not even normal Haha Where Adam and Ronan are all fire tension and heat Gansey and Blue are almost too shy and sweet XD I was so happy they finally decided to tell the others and the chapter of Henry Cheng’s toga party gave me life Seriously I loved this party so damn much It’s a perfect example of Maggie’s awesome writing skills and I truly wish this chapter would have never ended I’m so happy they can be together now and forgive me this pun but I think their first kiss was rather breathtaking don’t you agree? ; P lol ”It was Blue’s shoulder and her collarbone and her legs and her throat and her laugh her laugh her laugh He couldn’t stop looking at her and here it didn’t matter because no one here cared that they were together Here he could play his fingers over her fingers as they stood close she could lean her cheek on his bare shoulder he could hook his ankle playfully in hers she could catch herself with an arm around his waist Here he was unbelievably greedy for that laugh” ”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 loveThe conclusionIt was such a wonderful journey I’m so sad it’s over now TT I will miss my boys so much I will miss their comments their unconditional love their easy banter sniff This series goes straight to my favourite shelf and it will stay there forever 333 Thank you Maggie Also a big thanks to my lovely Adam Thank you for holding my hand throughout the entire book I was so lucky to have you at my side I think I couldn’t have done this without your support and I’m so glad we read this together 333 ”That’s all there is”No not really I could have gone on and on but I already reached the gr word limit So yeah I’m sorry guys lol


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    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 three attempts I feel as if I have failed At this point its beyond words It's than happiness and sadness and the overwhelming feeling of wonder It's all those things and none of those things and five starts just doesn't seem like enough Maggie Stiefvater has a way with words Words that I've known for most my life and learned to string together She manages to make something of them She fashions it into a story and makes it sound like poetry She takes everything you've ever felt and gives it a name The Raven King makes your heart pound and makes your heart stop It makes you laugh and makes you have an impromptu sob session at 1247am The characters are everything the story is everything and whatever the first three books were The Raven King was Outside of Henrietta nestled on the ley line something dark watched all this everything in the Henrietta night and said I’m awake I’m awake I’m awake Everything is finally unraveling and coming together This is definitely the creepiest book of them all I'm a visual person so I wouldn't exactly say I was scared I mean I was scared for Gansey's life and the state of my ships but I wasn't scared in that horror movie kind of way Because I'm a visual person If this had been made into a movie of something I would have been shitting myself into oblivion If these things were actually happening to me my ass would have been dead before Gansey could say Excelsior However I recognize creepiness when I read it and this was creepy™ “We should all be afraid” Noah said his voice thing through the buzzing “When you play with time –” you get Nightmare Fuel Let's just call it what it is He was a king This was the year he was going to die TRK almost didn't feel real to me I honestly could hardly believe that I had the fourth and final book in my hand I've never met a famous person but I feel like it would be a lot like this Like you just can't believe the person you've been watching on TV and seeing in magazines is actually in front of you shaking your hand and asking if you'd like a picture I couldn't believe that I was reading new content In the beginning I would just get a little jolt and think wait I haven't read this before Because everything I new was from the first three books and it just wouldn't hit me that after months of wait and following Stiefvater's updates it was here Blue was filled with frustration that her life was so clearly demarcated Things that were not enough but that she could have Things that were something that she couldn’t It's almost too easy to be spellbound The characters become dear to you I mean who can't relate to someone who's alway dreamt of or of being autonomous or of being respected or of being loved You can easily find a bit of yourself in each character or a bit of someone you want to become Your mind buzzes with the characters and the endless possibilities Of the fact that Gansey is going to die and two kisses have been written into the story and nothing will ever be like it once was Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater These weren’t forces to play with Which brings me my next topic THE SHIPS Oh the ships Oh my heart I think the fact that Maggie Stiefvater wrote two kisses in The Raven King says enoughWell it really doesn't But that's all you'll get out of me Its glory can't be replicated in a review only experienced Or non glory As I said nothing from me Something Maggie Stiefvater wrote I am really really looking forward to the 26th guys I hope you love it or hate it nothing in betweenAny author that encourages their readers to feel passionate about their story whether it's passionately loving it or passionately hating it is an author for me Because the whole Raven Cycle experience just doesn't stop or begin with the books The author and the fandom have been a huge part in making this an incredible adventure With the fan art and the author's willingness to answer uestions and interact with readers it's difficult not to leave with a sense of excitement and satisfaction But than anything something Maggie Stiefvater wrote on her blog struck me the hardest It was her reminder while she was writing the series The worst thing that could happen to the characters is that they stop being friends And while I was here worried for them individually or worried about them in their respective ships I had never really thought about that But I was hit with how true it was Because what I couldn't stand than anything than Gansey dying Pynch not happening or Henrietta falling off the face of The Raven Cycle planet was them not being friends any Because than anything this is a story about friends Friends and magic Would this be much without it?I am just going to finish with this Maggie Stiefvater is pressing down on the ORBMASTER that is my heart Depending on where you began the story it was about this place the long stretch of mountain that straddled a particularly potent segment of the ley line MY REVIEW FOR⚬ The Raven Boys book 1⚬ The Dream Thieves book 2⚬ Blue Lily Lily Blue book 3 fd the visuals above were edited by myself base images were found on googleUPDATE 40516⚬ Prologue Chapter One can be found here⚬ Prologue Chapter One read by Will Patton Song by Maggie Stiefvater can be heard hereUPDATE 21515view spoiler Gansey x Blue kissing → criesRonan x Adam kissing → crying intensifies hide spoiler


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    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 every time I reread this series it fills another deep part of my heart I will absolutely be sentimental and teary right now none can make me stoppppThis is a beautiful book It unmakes you right before it fills you with wonder and whimsy and magicReread 2 Oct 2017So it's probably a little bit obvious that a this is my favourite favourite series and b I still HAVE NO WORDS TO SUMMARISE WHAT IT MEANS TO ME There are just some booksseries that mean the absolute world to you because they fill you with everything you need My heart is just that full whenever I read about the Raven boys I love them I live their story I see MORE every time I read the booksLike just HOLY FREAKING TREES It was even better the second time and I may cry• so originally I thought I didn't know what happened to Noah?? But this time nope IT EXPLAINS IT I don't know how I missed it• I actually have realised there is an astronomically catastrophic level of Not Enough Pynch• where is my Ronan trilogy I need it now• the level of FORESHADOWING AND CLEVER PLOT WEAVING slays me• slayed lots of people hahhaha I'M SORRY IT'S TOO SOON• it is so magical it is pure magic• it is complex and messy and beautiful• I forgot that moment where Blue says I want to be hanging out with my pretentious brat friends and I'm like same• the ending makes me ache because I want Perfect book is perfect That's all there isORIGINAL REVIEW April 2016OKAY SO I'M FINALLY READY TO TALK ABOUT MY FEELINGS OF THIS MAGNIFICENT CREATURE OF A BOOK I have waited for this for so so long omg SO LONG And I would like to take a hipster moment to also say I've been a fan of Maggie Stiefvater for YEARS Which leads me to always feeling her books are so very personal to me Like they just get into my heart and make a little house there and stab me freuently with pointy knives and yet I still love them so so much I loved this bookOBVIOUSLYAnd all spoilers will be hidden in spoiler tags But if you don't wanna know anything DON'T READ OBVIOUSLYomg where do I even start???Firstly the build up was so insane and my expectations were humungous Probably too high I made too many theories and read too many tumblr posts and drooled over too much fanart and cried too man times in anticipation It didn't let me down per se NOPE But it wasn't what I expected Which is fiiiiiine to me because I TRUST Maggie Stiefvater I also knew a few things from reading other Stiefvater books like a MILLION TIMES and I'm pleased that this is still a very Stiefvatery book She must've been under SO MUCH PRESSURE for this one But it was good It was rightANYWAY So let's compare my predictionsexpectations to the realities My predictions• Gansey would die and come back to life• Ronan might also die or at least nearly die due to something Adam said in BLLB• That Gansey would come back as Glendower and possibly have to relearn what it is to be Gansey again with the help of Blue Co• The Grey Man and Maura would be AN ITEM FOREVER• Calla would make pie• #PYNCH WOULD SAIL The Realities Of These Predictionsview spoiler • Gansey did die and did indeed come back to life GO ME• Ronan nearly got unmade by the demon but didn't seem THAT hurt Still reflects on what Adam said in BLLBergo STILL GO ME• Gansey did not come back as Glendower• In fact there was no Glendower Biggest disappointment of my life• The Grey Man left possibly forever possibly to return again when he'd killed bad people• Calla made pie at least• PYNCH SAILED hide spoiler


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    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 mother?She came to the spirit road intending to communicate with trees and that is what she didBlue started then stopped then started again Am I human?Maura 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 on?I 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


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    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


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    “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 energetic happy and sad satisfied and insatiable And definitely not okay “Richard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatness” Depending on where you began the story it was about friendshipCourage Dedication LoyaltyMagicWhile Cabeswater kept fading while Glendower remained hidden Blue and her raven boys had to make important decisions untangle their feelings understand the metaphysical powers that threaded their web around Henrietta and face demons and corruption and opportunists and monsters The fight was difficult sometimes hopeless but they were never alone They had each other and that was enough For how long though? “What a strange constellation they all were” I don't know what else to say about this series I've already raved about Maggie Stiefvater's poetic soulful writing and subtle humour about the enthralling plotline and the mystical ambience and the three dimensional characters and the all consuming feelings I've experienced thanks to them The Raven King was desperate though Grim You could hear the clock ticking you could sense the impending doom but could do nothing about it Only relish Blue and her boys' presense their fights and their bickerings and their unbreakable bond and wish that this bond would survive That they would survive “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” That's precisely how I felt Forgive me for the dramatic note of this review I just find goodbyes really really hard But even though I sobbed uncontrollably even though my insides were ripped open and my heart bled I loved this book Blue Gansey Noah Adam Ronan Fearfully awesomely worshipfully The same way Ronan worshipped Adam and Gansey worshipped Blue Some uestions remained unanswered Some characters' fates unresolved view spoilerWhat happened to the Gray Man? To Artemus? Gwenllian? Is Matthew alive? What was Persephone so desperate to find that she was killed in the process? How did Gansey salvage his relationship with his parents? hide spoiler


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