Friday, July 29, 2016

Review: The Raven King

Title The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)
By Maggie Stiefvater
Genre YA Paranormal/Supernatural
Rating ⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
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.


First Sentence
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.

14 comments:

  1. Sorry the ending was such a disappointment. I hate when that happens. :(

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    1. Yeah. It was very disappointing.

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  2. I was disappointed on the ending, too!

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    1. We should vent together. I'm glad someone agrees with me.

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  3. I've read book one and while I didn't love it, I'm intrigued enough to want to keep going. It's definitely a strange sort of series though!

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    1. It is that indeed. I hope you have better luck with the rest than I did.

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  4. I've had this series on the back burner waiting until all the books were out to start but quite a few people didn't love how it ended.

    That's the worst :-(

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Yeah, I waited till they were all out too. I'm glad I read them all but that ending....just no.

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  5. It seems like you thought it moved faster than Suey did. That's good for you, I guess. I want to try these someday, but I need to finish the Shiver series first. I still need to read Forever so that's my top priority for Stiefvater.

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    1. I never did finish that series. I sort of plan on it someday.

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  6. I don't think I will finish the series. I tried, but failed. . .twice. Kudos to you for finishing though!

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  7. Oh no, I've seen a few negative reviews for this one which is why I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Hopefully I'll enjoy it a bit more than you.

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