Monday, May 9, 2016

The Raven King: Not a Book Review


This weekend, I finished reading The Raven King, the last book in the Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater. Since there are three books that come before, and I don't want to give spoilers away, I'm not going to review it.

BUT...

The Raven Cycle is a series you should have on your TBR list. If you haven't stepped into the world of Henrietta,Virginia, Cabeswater, and Monmouth Manufacturing, you should do so. The Raven Boys, as Blue calls them (female protagonist, lives in a house full of psychics, including her mother, but is sadly not psychic) are Gansey, Ronan, Adam and Noah, all students at the local boarding/ private school. The boys are searching for a lost Welsh king, Glendower, who is suspected to be buried somewhere on a magical line near Henrietta.

Why should you read the Raven Cycle? First off, it is storytelling at its best. Maggie Stiefvater has clues peppered through the whole series that make you go, oh, and beg re-reading. Secondly, you will want to learn more about Welsh Kings, and perhaps ley lines, which might fall under the category "educational reading". Thirdly, there are fast cars that sometimes race, sometimes brake down, and sometimes take people to other places. Cars are important. Finally, these books are just good to read. You deserve to read good stories, well written.

The Raven King is a perfect ending to a series that is wonderful. Series endings come bittersweet, but let me tell you this one packs a punch, and I look forward to reading it again, slowly.

I'll see you @ the library,
Katie

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