Book Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The head is too wise. The heart is all fire

I finally finished The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, this was my goal for the SeriesCrackdown readathon. I think this is a much better part than Blue Lily, Lily Blue, but I am still not a fan of Maggie Stiefvater.

Book Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater


Title & Author: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: April 26 2016
Series: The Raven Cycle
Publisher: Scholastic Press


All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought 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 anymore.

I give The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater three out of five hearts because I thought it lived up to what I came to expect of Maggie but didn’t do much more.

I loved how the author rounded of Gansey, he was likable and a great adventurer. He was the one that pulled the entire search for the lost king.

Ronan was the only other character I cared for too. I feel sad that Maggie over the course of three books killed my interest in any of the other characters. Another sad thing about the characters is that whenever you read from Ronan’s pov the descriptions of Adam become so intense one has to assume the two will end up together as a couple. I felt it was forced to stay with the trend of lqbt relationships and it wasn’t necessary.

Overall the story was much better and a bit faster in pace. I loved the prologue, it pulled you in and kept you on the edge of your seat. The novel is a good end to the series, but it stays within the same realm as the other novels, okay but never great. And for the rest I didn’t care.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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