(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Published by Scholastic Inc. on September 9th 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Other, Young Adult
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
I totally understand why the people that have been with this series from the beginning are completely freaking out. The Raven King is only a day from hitting shelves (for the unlucky souls whose bookstores have not already placed copies on the shelves—myself included) as I write this, and I’m already itching to know what happens next. A part of me wishes that I had learned about this series sooner—a more joyous, impatient side is ecstatic that I didn’t. Blue Lily, Lily Blue added to the mystery and intrigue of this series, and I caved and bought a hard copy when the audiobook from the library expired. To those wondering, reading a physical or e-copy is just as good as listening to the audiobooks.
Blue continues to be one of my favorite characters ever throughout this series. Even with her mom missing, her heart torn over what to do about her growing feelings for Gansey, and a year of high school still to complete, she still managed to keep it together. Her peculiar sense of fashion and determined spirit made her one of the most influential main characters I’ve ever encountered.
I know I said in my review of The Dream Thieves that I didn’t realize that almost kisses could be better than actual kisses, but they get even more nail-biting in this book. Gansey and Blue did not start out on the best of terms, but she couldn’t deny that there was something about Richard Campbell Gansey III. When you read this series—because it should be illegal not to—you’ll get it, too. I want them to be together in a masochistic way, knowing the consequences of one kiss, only to throw it over my shoulder as if that hasn’t been an issue throughout the entire series. Gansey—more people should be named Gansey.
They are so close to finding Glendower, and even though I knew that there is one more book, a small part of me was curious whether or not they would find him in the book. The twists and turns kept me guessing, and the psychic side of things was like nothing I’ve ever read before. The residents of 300 Fox Way will tap into your mind and keep you guessing. Add on Adam as the magician, Ronan as the dreamer, and things really got interesting.
Make way for The Raven King. It deserves a spot on your shelf. If you haven’t started this series, I would suggest dropping everything and bingeing this exact moment. Blame me, if you regret it, but I seriously doubt you will.