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Hey Epic Geeks,
As you know, I’ve been really enjoying The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. Today, I’m bringing you the fourth and final review. If you’re not read the other three books first, don’t hesitate to check out those reviews first! All of my reviews have a spoiler-free and spoiler section!
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater is the final book in The Raven Cycle. Going in, I was nervous. Endings are hard and some authors can’t do it. The web of secrets she’s weaved throughout the books needed to be finalized and wrapped up.
Just like all of the other books in The Raven Cycle, The Raven King received a five-star review. The Raven King wasn’t the best of the series, but Maggie Stiefvater still did a wonderful job tying up all of the loose ends. New characters were introduced with ease, as usual, and she led us to the end with twists and turns.
So much happened in The Raven King. Ronan dreamed Cabeswater? I knew he was connected to it somehow, but this wasn’t what I thought immediately.
I wasn’t sure what to think of Henry Chang immediately. Gansey and Henry connected but it was just odd because he only became important in the end. I felt like he was almost trying to replace Noah, which didn’t have enough appearances anyway. Noah definitely played his role though.
However, to be fair, he somewhat grew on me … maybe I just wanted more Noah. Henry did bother me in the beginning though. It was hilarious when he drove up to Blue trying to get her attention. She’s so embarrassed and infuriated since she was always against Raven Boys and now everyone sees one trying to get her attention. But she doesn’t hesitate to hop in Gansey’s car.
My ship has sailed. Ronan and Adam. Just yes. yes. yes. It blossomed so beautifully. It shall never sink. Just yes.
Also on the RonanxAdam note … I love that Ronan didn’t want to hurt Adam even though Adam was possessed by the demon.
And speaking of Ronan, I, of course, still loved his character and development. His love for his brothers is so genuine and true.
We finally met Blue’s dad. Finally we understood who Blue was on a deeper level. Not sure what I think of the whole tree thing though …
I guessed that Gansey was going to be saved. It was a great conclusion for Cabeswater sacrificing itself for Gansey’s life. She wrapped ever loose end she had since Book 1; why is Blue special, what is Cabeswater, Gansey’s death, etc.
Oh, and if you didn’t notice, the beginning of The Raven Boys is the end of The Raven King … just in different perspectives. Such a great move by the author.
Sorry for such a short spoiler section … I wrote it so late compared to reading it and I don’t take notes. Talk to me down below. <3
Overall, The Raven King was an amazing conclusion/wrap up to the entire series. I will definitely miss all of the characters though. Who wouldn’t?
In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,