The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater | The Raven Cycle

Well, if you’ve made it this far into the series and you are wondering if you are going to experience an epic book hangover after this series – then yes, gentlefriend, you are most certainly going to experience it.

As usual with my reviews, this will contain spoilers, so keep reading with that in mind.

I believe that there are many aspects to love, and loving fictional characters is incredibly pure and something absolutely sacred. When I first stumbled upon this series, I was in an incredibly low place in my life, a place where I had yet to figure out if I could truly express myself and be welcomed for it. With the re-read I felt like, hey this is a sort-of diary where, this huge world, this series that one incredibly talented person poured part of her soul into, has become a very important part of who I am, of my personal history.

Is it obvious that The Raven King is my favorite of the cycle? (Hence why writing the review is so hard?!) I wish I could meet Blue, Maura, step into 300 Fox Way, cuss with Ronan, heck even visit the Barns. Wish I could talk about Medieval times with Gansey.

The thrilling ending to a thrilling series. If you are looking for a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then you’ve found it.

The Synopsis:

Blue knew that she would be the cause of her true love’s death. That didn’t mean that she believed in true love, so she never thought that it would be a problem that she would ever have to deal with. 

The book is full of slow-burn, throwbacks, magic and will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will also likely make you cry.


What I liked about the book: Hello, slowburn, my good old friend. The relationship between Blue and Gansey is one of my favorite dynamics, also between Ronan and Adam. Also, we are blessed with Blue and Ronan’s friendship which is a gem of it’s own.

What I didn’t like about the book: The introduction of Henry Cheng felt a bit too late (Not sure if he was introduced in The Raven King or in Blue Lily, Lily Blue), and his joining the Gansey gang felt a bit rushed and incomplete. Perhaps if he’d been introduced a bit earlier.

A quote: “Are you going to lock your shitbox?”
Adam said, “No point. Hooligans got in anyway.”
The hooligan in question smiled thinly.”

My rating: 5/5 stars

What is your favorite Raven Cycle moment?

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My other reviews for the series:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater | The Raven Cycle

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | The Raven Cycle

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater | The Raven Cycle

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater | The Dreamer Trilogy

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