Friday, July 29, 2016
Review: The Raven King
By Maggie Stiefvater
Genre YA Paranormal/Supernatural
Blue and her Raven boys are finally ready to find Glendower. With a demon on the loose and relationships on the line the friends are going to have to stick together to save the day.
Depending on where you began the story, it was a story about the women of 300 Fox Way.
Well, I did it! I finished this strange, little series. I could blame my negative attitude on my own choice to read them all at once and that by so doing, I made it a bit of a chore. I could until I read this book, that is. I actually read most of this book in one day. I felt like it moved faster than the rest of the books. FINALLY! That being said, I was really disappointed in the end of this series. I know Stiefvater always makes things happy and wrapped up nicely in a little bow but I thought maybe this time she wouldn't. Wrong! Oh sure, there was sadness in the book but the ending I was hoping for, that I'd been promised didn't come to pass.
Furthermore, there was no explanation for a lot of things. I don't mind a few open questions but there was a lot of things that were just left open ended. I won't spoil it for anyone by saying what but there was a lot. And the whole Noah thing. That just pissed me off. No goodbye, no mention of him by the gang? Ugh!
I know it totally sounds like I hated this one and, by default, the whole series. Not true. The series as a whole moves rather slowly and can get a bit tiring, but I liked its uniqueness and the relationships. The ending, though, what a disappointment.
Should you read it?
Well, if you've gotten to this fourth book then yes. You'll need what little closure it offers. If you're asking about the whole series then I'd say yes only if you like slower moving stories.