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the raven king
The Raven King
Series: The Raven Cycle Book #4
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Page count: 438
Date published: 26 April 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
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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
Is it just me or do you feel everytime you finish the end of something you have no idea what to do with yourself? Because that’s me right now. This series is over and now what?! But this was also the best conclusion I could have asked for and honestly just more perfection.
It’s so hard to put my feelings into words. I just devoured this book. In literally 24 hours as you can see because I like just posted my BLLB review. Argghh I’m so sad it’s over. This book had me scared silly. I was so nervous as to what was going to happen to my precious babies.
Let’s quickly talk about the writing, which I noticed was really different from the other books. There was a lot of repetition of particular phrases. And near the end, there were certain starts to chapters that were the same. Also, in the middle of the book where time  “stopped” I also noticed a difference in writing. Just a few small things I stumbled on. It was a really interesting take on the whole thought process, which I actually enjoyed.
So the whole premise of the book was that it was time to find Glendower. Now, it kinda dawned on me that we had 0 information on him and just certain threads to pull so I didn’t really know how he would be “found” so it came as less as a shock that he was dead the whole time. Honestly, I just really felt bad for Gansey in that moment. He deserves a big hug. Another reveal I wasn’t really that shocked about was that Ronan dreamt Cabeswater. Also Noah. He actually was really, I don’t exactly know. I do miss him and he just needs a hug as well, but I think he always needed to go so…
I was so confused with Henry. I was like, what are you trying to do bro? I really thought he was going to betray them. He was kind of weird but I don’t hate him. That scene in the basement under Aglionby, I don’t think you understand, scared the living daylight out of me. I was on the edge of my seat and was so freaked out. The same in the scenes where they were stuck at 6:21.
Pynch happened!!! And I am so glad. They’re adorable and the epilogue made me smile. Their kiss was done so well and all the other scenes. They’re honestly adorable and gahhhh. I don’t really know what else to say, just that I love them.
And my heart is torn because I love Bluesey so so so so so so much and I just can’t. I will go down with this ship and I love them so dearly. I am so happy that they’re a thing and Gansey is the best boyfriend. Th best. The toga party and then when they come out. And the scene I’ve known would happen from book one: the kiss. It all just happened and my heart cannot take it.
Anyways, my heart is destroyed and I don’t know what to do with myself. Where is this Ronan trilogy? This book was perfection and I couldn’t have asked for more. I was on the edge of my seat, scared silly and feeling so many feels. Just brilliant. Can I cry now?
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