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The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) // The Finale to a Magical Mystery – I’ll Miss Blue & Her Raven Boys!

the raven kingAuthor: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: April 26th 2016 by Scholastic Press

Pages: 439

Genres: young adult // mystery // supernatural

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::THERE ARE NO SPOILERS FOR TRK, BUT WILL BE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS::


OK. First, I want to get it off my chest that I liked it, but…I was also disappointed… *hides face* No, no, I shouldn’t be ashamed of it. Everyone is different!Black-Sheep resize I will say, however, that if I EVER sound like I am bashing on a book/someone with a differing opinion, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me. Because that is SO far from my intentions. I just like having discussions and sharing thoughts, seeing different opinions and such. So I will explain my disappointments below. BUT THIS IN NO WAY MEANS I DIDN’T LIKE IT AT ALL. Because I still did. I loved how the magic got scary in this one. It was so dark and grotesque. Our group has grown so much throughout this series and we see them at their finest here! Continue reading The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) // The Finale to a Magical Mystery – I’ll Miss Blue & Her Raven Boys!

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) // Pynch?? and Epic Cavern Adventures!

blue lily, lily blueAuthor: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: October 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press

Pages: 391

Genres: young adult // mystery // supernatural


THINGS HAPPENED. Shit got realer. Those first 2 books were definitely to set things up and events have taken place at a faster pace (heh, rhymed) in this one! Magic, tragedy, suddenness, songs, fear… New facets to this mystery. And the cliffhanger… I guess there’d be no 4th book if a huge PROBLEM doesn’t arise! Stupidity… I was very happy with the jump in pace and magical occurrences in this installment. I can’t wait to get my hands on The Raven King and see how this all ends…

DON’T DIE, GANSEY.

(And is this cover not GORGEOUS? It’s really quite simple, but green and blue are my 2 favorite colors, you can see the paint strokes, it’s all nature-y, gah! One of my favorite covers, ever.) Continue reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) // Pynch?? and Epic Cavern Adventures!

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) // More on Ronan and a Romance with a Hitman??

the dream thieves coverAuthor: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: September 17th, 2013 by Scholastic Press

Pages: 437

Genres: young adult // mystery // supernatural


What a ride. The mystery grows ever larger. But we have new character development and another step closer to Glendower. Blue and her raven boys still make this story some to life. I really like all the different perspectives, even though that’s hard to pull off. I can’t say too much about the plot for this one due to its focus was on dreams, on Ronan and figuring out why Cabeswater disappeared, that’s basically it. Which is fine! It just doesn’t leave much room for various plot discussion. (I also am still trying to work on my own analyzing skills…very unskilled.) And this cliffhanger was bigger, but just as unexpected as the last! (Also, technically, I read this a couple of years ago, but I literally forgot everything except names. So we’re glossing over that detail.) Continue reading The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) // More on Ronan and a Romance with a Hitman??

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) // Magic and Adventure Waiting to be Discovered

the raven boys coverAuthor: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: September 18, 2012 by Scholastic Press

Pages: 409

Genres: young adult // mystery // supernatural


Hey there, worms (of books)!

Okay. I’m late to the party, I know! I am just now reading The Raven Cycle, but sometimes with books I think I will enjoy, I like to wait until all books are available…bookworms are impatient worms. Though, I have a secret… I did read this book a few years ago… BUT I forgot, literally, everything that had happened aside from names of MCs, so it was like reading new all over again and I have plans for books I choose to re-read later, but for now! I just wanted to pretend I hadn’t read it in preparation for the finale. And I can’t wait to continue!

Read this if you like:

  • awesome characters with distinct personalities and a penchant for mischief & adventure
  • mystery & suspense
  • MAGIC (or at least the hint of a lot in this book)
  • sleeping, centuries-old kings
  • camaros
  • ravens

Continue reading The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) // Magic and Adventure Waiting to be Discovered