Title: The Raven King
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Book Length (Audiobook): 11 hours 34 mins
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Read Start Date: June 4, 2019
Read Finish Date: June 16, 2019
Brief Summary of the Plot from Goodreads:
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
My Review: This is the fourth and last book in The Raven Cycle series. My review of the first book, The Raven Boys is here, my review of the second book, The Dream Thieves, is here and my review of the third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue is here.
Once again, I am giving a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. Am I the only person on the planet who is not in love with this series? I mean, my overall opinion is WTF did I just read? There were things in this book that hit me like a mac truck, and that I did not understand, because there was NOTHING in the previous books to indicate that this would happen.
On the other hand, all the magic and stuff is fun (which is why I gave 3 instead of 2 stars), but at the end of the day, it just does not save the series.
And the dialogue. Don’t get me started. I am sure the author meant it to be “funny”, but sometimes I had to turn the audiobook off because the dialogue got so dumb, that I could not stand it anymore and needed a break. Especially Gwenllian — the author tries to portray her as “crazy” I guess, but her rants are just SO STUPID and annoying. She is my least favorite character.
And the ending, ugh the ending. I am left wondering, what was the point of this series? We spend FOUR books on a search for Glendower and then…pointless!! I won’t give anything away here other than that.
Maybe I am the only person in life who is not crying over the last page, but I am not ashamed to say that I am just glad this ride is over.
1 thought on “BOOK REVIEW: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater”
Sorry you didn’t enjoy these! I totally get it. I loved the atmosphere and slow-burn aspects, but there were definitely some strange things. I think, by reading them, I could skip those parts. Audiobooks don’t lets you do that!