Why Does The Raven Cycle Have to Be Over?? – The Raven King {Review}

Posted May 9, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Why Does The Raven Cycle Have to Be Over?? – The Raven King {Review}The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Publisher: Scholastic (2016)
{11 hours and 51 minutes} (438 pages)
Also by this author: Shiver, The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys
Also in this series: The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Reading Challenges: Read 2016


Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.
For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey…and is certain she is destined to kill him.
Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

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My Review

First of all, you NEED to read this series. Seriously, if you haven’t read them yet, go read them now!

Okay, now that the admonition for all to read this book is out of the way, I have to come up with a way to adequately explain how much I loved this book. That is not going to be easy.

I cannot believe that this is the last Raven Cycle book! I really can’t believe it. I love this series and would totally visit Henrietta, VA if it actually existed. Sure, there might not be much to see but at least I could visit Fox Way.

Blue is such a great character. She is so real to me. I love how she likes to look unique since she can’t claim the talents that make Fox Way unique. She isn’t psychic but she is still unique enough for the whole world to look at her (at least her posse of raven boys). She wants more out of life than the life she has been living. She wants more for the future. The only question is if the future she wants is even possible.

Gansey is convinced he has almost found Glendower. This is the end of his search, finally finding him. He doesn’t know what he is going to find but he can’t wait to find it. He is in it for the adventure. He wants to know why he was saved all those years ago. He wants something different than the life he was raised for. He doesn’t want to be a politician. He only wants to keep searching for impossible things.

Ronan is the Greywaren, the dreamer. He is, finally, discovering even more about what he can really do. He doesn’t want the life his older brother expects him to. Rather, he enjoys his life of dreams and reality with Gansey, Adam, Noah, and Blue. However, things aren’t all that great for the dream world or for Cabeswater. He needs to discover how to fix it before everything falls apart.

Adam has agreed to be Cabeswater’s hands and eyes. He has become the Magician. He needs to work with Ronan to discover what is actually happening. He is also still struggling to deal with his past, everything his father did to him. He is trying to grow beyond that. He wants a life away from the trailer park of Henrietta. He wants more than he was brought up to believe could be his.

Noah is struggling. All of the upheaval and Cabeswater are affecting him more than some of the others. He is tied to the ley line and yet he has his own issues. He needs energy to fully manifest. He wants to help. He has always wanted to help. Now, however, his help is slightly different than it was before. He can’t be the same Noah we saw in the previous books. He is trying to figure out some things that the others don’t need to deal with.

Henry Cheng is a fellow student at Aglionby. He takes a bit more of a role in this book than the brief mention of him previously. He totally grew on me and I did not expect that. He has his own reasons for caring about what is going on with Blue and the boys. It is rather interesting how he is truly connected to the entire story even though we couldn’t see it in the beginning. Also, I really want a RoboBee!

Piper Greenmantle is so annoying! She is so self-centered and completely convinced that everything should be hers just because she says so. Arrogance like that can’t be leading anywhere good. She is willing to do whatever it takes to have the most money and the best of everything. So long as she is happily comfortable, she doesn’t care what happens to the world around her.

Then there are the crazy criminal Laumonier triplets. There was also MauraCalla, and the other ladies of Fox Way. There is Artemus, Blue’s father, Mr. Gray, and even a demon. I couldn’t write a paragraph about everyone because then this would get way too long!

In short, you NEED this book and this series in your life. So, seriously, go read it right now!


Everyone in The Raven King wants something or is searching for something. What is the thing you want the most, the thing you will not stop searching for until you find it?

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