Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

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.

In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."




 I don't know how to write this review. Honestly, I have almost ten books I need to review yet I insisted on writing this one. What should I comment first? Maggie's poetic writing which I have also met in Laini Taylor's books? Or the fact that this book was a rollercoaster of emotions, friendships and horrors?

Following the events of "Blue Lily, Lily Blue", the boys and Blue must band together once more in order to find the King and solve the mystery behind Gabeswater. But something sinister is also at the same time destoying the magical forest and many become affected by it.

The plot moves between all the heroes and villains of the story; Gansey and Blue, the ladies of Blue's family, the Gray Man as also Ronan and Adam. The scenes in some parts are dark and terryfying and there were moments where I teared up from what happened to some of the main characters, as also what feelings some other characters discovered.

It was almost real, how easily Maggie brought these characters to life with all their hopes and flaws, dreams and terrors. Ronan's comments were stellar and the relevations about Blue seemed as if they had jumped out of a dream.

I'll miss those characters, but they have gained a special place in my heart and fangirling mind, just like all the others. ;)

About the author:

New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She's made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.