The Raven King by

Depending on where you began the story, it was was a story about the women of 300 Fox Way
–Maggie Stiefvater - The Raven King - c.2016

The Raven Cycle ; book 4

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.

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)This series is full of cars, dreaming, love, and sleeping kings. It’s full of characters learning to escape, or to embrace, their pasts. About fighting their way to their future.

And smooching. There is also smooching. Although, to be fair, most of the smooching isn’t actual smooching1 it is people anticipating smooching. Or thinking about possible smooching.

But for the most part it is a series about finding a path through life, finding friends, and learning to love them and to let them love you and help you, and for you to help them.

Plus awesome dream creatures and settings and magic! Magic and demons.

And I really really wish I loved it. But I didn’t. I enjoyed it, and I appreciated it, and I can totally see why people are making with the swooning and the gushing over it. But it is a series that I’m glad I read, and that I will reread. So if you are wondering, my recommendation is, yes, certainly, give it a go.

I did love the cover for it though. It’s so pretty. All the covers for this series are great, but this one in particular I adore.


  1. I’m typing smooching way too often, the word is losing all meaning but I’m still going to use it 

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2 Responses

  1. Kailana says:

    This book didn’t knock my socks off like other people, either. I really really liked it but something made me resist loving it. I personally found the ending kind of rushed after all the build-up, but that’s just me!
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    • Fence says:

      I know we can’t all love the same things, but, maybe because I loved The Scorpio Races so much and I enjoy myths and legends, I really wanted to love this too. Ah well, there is always her next book (whatever it is I’m certainly going to read it)