Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)

Posted May 31, 2016 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)Title: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: April 26th 2016
Pages: 439

Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king.

One by one, he’s 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 lie; 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.


My Review

Oh. My. God.

I don’t even know how I feel right now and I know exactly how I feel. It’s so confusing and I just don’t even know how to word literally anything I’m feeling. But, alas, I’m going to attempt to do so and bring you a review of one of my favorite books of 2016!

I was kind of emotional simply buying this book, and I was pretty much prepared to cry as soon as I opened it. I found it in Barnes & Noble a day or two earlier than it was meant to be on shelves, and it seriously made me so excited, but I was almost nervous to buy it because I knew it was going to break my heart and, spoiler alert, it broke my heart.


It’s no secret that the first three books of this series were incredibly confusing, and down right strange at times. I really liked it though, simply because I really enjoy books that are both confusing and strange, as long as they eventually make some sort of sense. The strange part is definitely free to stay, thats my favorite.

Considering the fact that this is the fourth, and final, book in the series, I can’t really talk about all that much without spoiling someone with something and some point. There were a lot of somes in that sentence… But anyways, I’m going to sum up my feels toward this book as best as I can.

The writing was beautiful, as it always is, and the plot was so detailed, and so clearly thought out, I’m honestly amazed. You could tell just by reading the book, without even trying to analyze it, that she thought this entire series out as she was writing The Raven Boys. That or she got very lucky and everything clicked together perfectly, but knowing Maggie, I think it was probably the former.

And now this series is over. And I have no idea what to do with myself.

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Oh, and PS: I made a playlist for this lovely book too. It may or may not be mostly an otp playlist for Pynch…. I mean, really, who knows? Not I..


“I am being perfectly fucking civil.” from oliviaissocoollike on 8tracks Radio.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

My Rating

five pumpkins cats