The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater


“I don’t care to be pretty,” Blue shot back hotly, “I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside.”

Title: The Raven King

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: April 26th 2016 by Scholastic Press

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA

Stars: 4         Content Rating: 4


For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he has 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 life; 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.


I’m still processing. I like to get my initial thoughts down right after I finish a book to remember what I first thought. Was I happy with the ending? Is my mind BLOWN? What just happened?

This series has been seriously so good. It is for all the dreamers out there. The impossible made possible. I love the interaction and role each person plays in this quest for Glendower. In the words of Gansey –“What a strange constellation they all were.” 

This series was not one that I greedily read through and then was done. It’s taken me a few months with reading other things between. I HAD been wanting to finish it and I AM happy with the ending. BUT… yes I know.. BUT it seemed a little bit anticlimactic. Even though I was expecting it. Honestly I think I might go back and reread the ending again. Just because I need to put it better together in my head.  It left a few questions that I would like answered. The epilogue was a nice ending for the group, but what about the Grey Man?  What about the other psychics at Fox Way? I have other questions as well but since this is spoiler free I won’t voice them here.

Maggie Stiefvater is an amazing writer. I have loved her style. She sucks me in right at the beginning. I mean in EVERY book she did this. Usually after the first chapter I had chills. I am interested the whole time. The characters are fun and you really get insight to who they are and their personalities. I enjoyed getting to know them and follow their story. It amazes me how real a fiction can seem when done right and Maggie was able to pull that off in this series! I really loved it. Her writing is amazing and easy to read. She definitetly has a gift with words.

Pretty much this being the fourth and final book in the series, everything just goes down the drain and its either now or never to find this King and make everything right again. It was most definintely an adventure and if your not afraid of Ronan’s cursing or a same sex love interest*, you should give it read! It really is magical.

I know this is a short review but I am short on time and wanted to share. I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for reading!



*I only mention this because I know I have some readers that wouldn’t be interested. I find it funny that this is considered a romance (Blue & Gansey, and Ronan & Adam)  but the real love interest is Gansey & Glendower. (Am I right?)



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