Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review - The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
Series: The Raven Cycle #4 (Final)
Genre: Paranormal
Published - April 2016
Source: Purchased
Kindle Edition - 448 pgs

Rating: 5/5

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

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.

From the beginning this series has been special to me and I have been obsessed with it for the past three years. Now, facing the end of it, I can't believe it is over and I will try to piece together some cohesive thoughts for a review.

When facing the end of a series you love, it is a hard thing to go into it confident things will be ok. The biggest fear I faced heading into this finale was disappointment. I was ready for death and feels but it is the execution of the wrap up that strikes fear into my reading heart. Especially after the many threads Maggie wove into the story at the end of BLLB, I was afraid the ending would be too unwieldy and big for me to feel satisfied at the end.  

This book felt different though. As I turned the pages, each choice felt weighted and leading toward the end. I could feel the ending coming and there was a darker, more sinister tone to this whole book. It turned out to be a beautiful finale and I am in awe of Stiefvater's work. Her writing style is one of my favorites and her planning obviously supreme. I feel like I knew what was coming, but I was still stepping into the dark. 

There were a few lose ends, but it is impossible to wrap up every detail. I also had a little trouble fitting the time line of this series together even after finishing this book. I think after a reread of the the entire series it may make more sense, but as of right now I am confused. Those were my only complaints. This series wrapped up beautifully. The characters make this series and their development throughout this series is phenomenal. I loved this book.

I will stop gushing about it now. Please no spoilers in the comments for others, but I would love to hear general opinions. 

Happy Reading!

Want to see me unbox this book? I was very excited!

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