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The Raven Cycle Series Maggie Stiefvater Collection 4 Books Set With Gift Journal includes titles in this collection :- The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King. Description:- The Raven King The fourth and final instalment in the spellbinding series from bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will ca The Raven Cycle Series Maggie Stiefvater Collection 4 Books Set With Gift Journal includes titles in this collection :- The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King. Description:- The Raven King The fourth and final instalment in the spellbinding series from bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. 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 any more. Blue Lily, Lily Blue The third book in the mesmerizing series from bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the SHIVER trilogy will love this new quartet! The Dream Thieves Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Blue and Gansey will be the same. Ronan is falling more and more deeply into his dreams ... and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Gansey is needed at home, and is struggling to stay in Aglionby. The Raven Boys Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey's spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why - either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower - a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line.


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The Raven Cycle Series Maggie Stiefvater Collection 4 Books Set With Gift Journal includes titles in this collection :- The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King. Description:- The Raven King The fourth and final instalment in the spellbinding series from bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will ca The Raven Cycle Series Maggie Stiefvater Collection 4 Books Set With Gift Journal includes titles in this collection :- The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King. Description:- The Raven King The fourth and final instalment in the spellbinding series from bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. 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 any more. Blue Lily, Lily Blue The third book in the mesmerizing series from bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the SHIVER trilogy will love this new quartet! The Dream Thieves Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Blue and Gansey will be the same. Ronan is falling more and more deeply into his dreams ... and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Gansey is needed at home, and is struggling to stay in Aglionby. The Raven Boys Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey's spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why - either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower - a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line.

30 review for The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily Lily Blue, The Raven King

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hussein Baher

    The raven boys: ★★ (2.5) The Dream Thieves:★★★(3.5) Blue lily, lily blue: ★★(2.5) The raven king: ★(1.5) TOO MUCH PLOT HOLES AND LACK OF EXECUTION. COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. I read this so I will be prepared for call down the hawk which focus on the ONLY REASON I read this shitshow: RONAN LYNCH RONAN LYNCH RONAN LYNCH Aka A brilliant creation in the YA genre that I will cherish forever.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarcha

    Maggie Striever writes a four book series that actually manages to transcend genre in a way that is unprecedented in American YA. A few remarkable things she does in the series: > created a wealthy teen character who has a reasonably healthy relationship with his moneyed background > created a very sensible girl who is self-aware of this sensibility without making her either preachy or Mary Sue > had a character who fills one of the most cliche roles of teenage male characters and not only made Maggie Striever writes a four book series that actually manages to transcend genre in a way that is unprecedented in American YA. A few remarkable things she does in the series: > created a wealthy teen character who has a reasonably healthy relationship with his moneyed background > created a very sensible girl who is self-aware of this sensibility without making her either preachy or Mary Sue > had a character who fills one of the most cliche roles of teenage male characters and not only made him likable and realistic, but also made his struggles come across as compelling > created a character who was a victim of domestic abuse and dealt with fallout other than “flinches when person raises hand too close” > additionally she wrote a book that is based in magic and made it wholly unique and also wholly American, despite having ties to a European magical influence One of the most unique series and characters I have ever had the pleasure of coming across while still containing familiar tropes and written with a delicate but experienced hand. It comes off as one of the best fantasy YA books in recent history.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Annie (Book Widow, Doomwitch)

    World-10/10 Plot-9/10 Characters-10/10 Writing-10/10 Feels-10/10 (Lasting) Effect- 10/10 Cover designs- 10/10 Overall- 10/10 96% (A*)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Innastholiel

    Spoilers abound. __________________________________ I feel the need to rewrite this review because I’ve been really unhappy with the way it turned out. I wrote that I loved these books, and that I didn’t know how that had happened, and then I tried to reason it out but ultimately failed to explain what it was about this series that has captivated me so much. So here we go, Attempt No. 2. Let’s get the facts straight first: This series consists of four full-length novels plus (technically) three sho Spoilers abound. __________________________________ I feel the need to rewrite this review because I’ve been really unhappy with the way it turned out. I wrote that I loved these books, and that I didn’t know how that had happened, and then I tried to reason it out but ultimately failed to explain what it was about this series that has captivated me so much. So here we go, Attempt No. 2. Let’s get the facts straight first: This series consists of four full-length novels plus (technically) three short stories, but I’m only really counting Opal because the other two are only like two pages each and don’t really contribute much to this universe or these characters, whereas Opal does. The four main instalments in this series (and my initial reactions to them) are: Book One, The Raven Boys, in which we are introduced to Blue, Gansey, Adam, and Noah. Ronan is mentioned in passing. I predict some twists and scoff at the idea of true love and psychics. I fail to see the complexity and beautiful diversity of the characters. I end up writing a snobbish review, lecturing from my high horse about how boring and predictable and unfinished everything seems. If we are to be truthful, we are obligated to say that I embarrass myself, and I should really just delete these old reviews. Book Two, The Dream Thieves, in which we spend a lot of time with Ronan and learn of his completely weird, totally random, yet utterly delightful ability to pull stuff out of his dreams. I marvel at the perfect physicality of Ronan’s world, wishing I could see things a little more like he does. Against my better judgement, I am captivated by Kavinsky, because, fuck, even if he’s a misogynistic asshole and I’m really glad he died, my heart beat a little faster every time I turned the page and he was there. Adam acts like an asshole and I fail to see this as an aftereffect of his abuse. I fall hopelessly in love with Ronan, because Maggie Stiefvater has floored me: This boy I did not care for at all, that I may even have hated a little in The Raven Boys, the boy Gansey is afraid people will cut themselves on, who acts like a pit-bull and looks like a snake, has the truest and most unshakable sense of morality and loyalty out of any of them. I learn of his family, of his dreamer-dad and dreamt-mum, and I think, fuck. Book Three, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, in which Blue’s mother is missing, a sleeper who never slept is found, and a villain is vanquished without being killed. I bitch about Ronan not getting a single POV chapter, but his character is built upon still, and his position as my favourite cemented. I learn to like Adam again, and I start to adore Blue and Gansey, not separately (I already did), but together. I miss Noah but delight in Gwenllian’s special brand of crazy and Malory’s fidgety academism. The Grey Man starts to grow on me, and start to realise that this series might just be something else, after all. Book Four, The Raven King, in which our story finds an ending people are somewhat rightfully disappointed in. I am captivated from page one, because Gansey is a king, and this was the year he was going to die. Ronan and Adam find to each other. I fail to see the value of Henry’s contribution or how he, too, is delightful in his own way. Opal, as the Orphan Girl, is brought to the animal world from her realm of dreams. Glendower has been dead the whole time. Noah dies again, and this time, he stays dead. Blue kisses Gansey and he, too, dies, but he, thankfully, doesn’t stay dead. We cut to the epilogue, and it all feels so incomplete. I think, this can’t be it, and but I still have so many questions. I fail to see the point of the story, and because of that, I think, I have to read this again, which I do, and that’s when I fall in love because that’s when I see it: this story is a near-perfect self-contained universe. Months pass. I don’t stop thinking about these books or the characters, and I decide I should read them again. I listen to Will Patton’s gruff voice tell this tale of magic and mystery and love, and even though I am unconvinced of this odd choice of narrator at first, I fall in love with his rendition as well, because it’s perfect. I take my time, I listen for the details (they’re there) and stare in wonder at all the things I didn’t remember or missed (they’re there). I finish it, again, and, again, it stays on my mind. But now I see, clearer than ever: Maggie Stiefvater doesn’t treat her readers like idiots. She doesn’t spell things out for us, and she makes us pay attention. And I realise: This story was never about finding a dead-but-not-dead Welsh king and having a wish fulfilled. No, this story is about a group of friends who share an adventure that doesn’t pay off in the way they had thought, but wasn’t a pointless experience in any way, because Ronan learns to live with his losses, and Adam learns that he can be more than he fears he will become, and Gansey learns to better understand his privileges, and Blue learns that it’s okay to let yourself go sometimes. This story, to me, is the embodiment of the journey is the destination. I find it remarkable in many ways, from Maggie Stiefvater’s wonderful style over the way the character voices contrast and complete each other to how seamlessly hard topics are woven into what is, in essence, a magical adventure. I try to formulate these thoughts of mine. I fail, but I post it anyway, a restless fury staying with me because I fail to put into words what this story means to me. Weeks pass, this time, and Opal is released. I await it, anxiously, and then I read it, stupidly, at 4 am on barely 4 hours of sleep. But, of course, it’s perfect, and, of course, it leaves me craving more but, at the same time, it gives me a greater sense of closure than The Raven King ever did. I read it again the following day, and find a mirror: Here, too, are things I missed, and here, too, are things I overlooked when I first tore through it. It, too, is remarkable. This is where we are, and the fact remains: I love these books. I love how they are written, not only because I find the language Maggie Stiefvater uses beautiful but because the way she writes this story and these characters speaks to me of a deep understanding of life, a view of the world I can relate to. I love how the audiobooks are narrated because Will Patton’s husky voice makes this story sound like a fairytale. I love these characters; their awfulness and strangeness, but also their realness in a genre awash with I’m-not-pretty-but-I-am heroines and hello-fellow-kids heroes. I love their relationships because they are built on a foundation of mutual trust, respect, and friendship. I love these books because even though I was unconvinced of them at first, that uncertainty has turned into adoration. I love these books, and I hope that will remain true for a long time. Now there is nothing left to do but wait for the Dreamer Trilogy, which I do, anxiously, because I hope I will love those books, too, but I am afraid that I will not, even if Maggie Stiefvater has not disappointed me so far. (PS: I still highly recommend you read Maggie Stiefvater’s own recaps of books 1, 2, and 3. They’re hilarious. Really.)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Jo Weir

    One of my all-time favorite series! I loved the story, the characters, the creativeness, all of it. I didn’t want it to end and I struggled with letting it go. Even now, over a year later, I’m still extremely passionate about this series and wouldn’t mind revisiting it in the near future. I LOVED IT! Merged review: One of my all-time favorite series! I loved the story, the characters, the creativeness, all of it. I didn’t want it to end and I struggled with letting it go. Even now, over a year lat One of my all-time favorite series! I loved the story, the characters, the creativeness, all of it. I didn’t want it to end and I struggled with letting it go. Even now, over a year later, I’m still extremely passionate about this series and wouldn’t mind revisiting it in the near future. I LOVED IT! Merged review: One of my all-time favorite series! I loved the story, the characters, the creativeness, all of it. I didn’t want it to end and I struggled with letting it go. Even now, over a year later, I’m still extremely passionate about this series and wouldn’t mind revisiting it in the near future. I LOVED IT!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ellie

    Not sure what more to say... this is my favorite series, and I simply had to reread (well, relisten to the audiobooks) before the arrival of my OwlCrate Call Down the Hawk book box (which I just found out is on its way!!). I reread all four, plus the short stories that give some additional background. I own the full series, got them signed in person, and basically lost the ability to function when I met Stiefvater, so the books are near and dear to my heart. I want to say that there are very rare Not sure what more to say... this is my favorite series, and I simply had to reread (well, relisten to the audiobooks) before the arrival of my OwlCrate Call Down the Hawk book box (which I just found out is on its way!!). I reread all four, plus the short stories that give some additional background. I own the full series, got them signed in person, and basically lost the ability to function when I met Stiefvater, so the books are near and dear to my heart. I want to say that there are very rarely times when I support a male narrator when a book has a female protagonist, but these audiobooks are KILLER. I cannot imagine anyone else singing "Blue lily, lily blue" or exemplifying how Adam's accent is more noticeable when he's distracted. I will be recommending these books to all fans of fantasy, all fans of world-building, all fans of exquisite description and fanciful details.

  7. 4 out of 5

    R. L. Carlo

    Official Rating: 5/5 stars 🌟

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alexa S

    PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO THE SYNOPSIS. These books are not about romance- it certainly plays a part, but it is so much more about love as a whole- found love and family love and chosen love. Do not let the romance BS fool you. This series is a beautiful masterpiece. It is about growing up and socioeconomic differences and real life just as much as it is about mystical forests and mythological Welsh kings. Plot If I had to rewrite the synopsis but didn't have to sound professional, I'd say this: A g PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO THE SYNOPSIS. These books are not about romance- it certainly plays a part, but it is so much more about love as a whole- found love and family love and chosen love. Do not let the romance BS fool you. This series is a beautiful masterpiece. It is about growing up and socioeconomic differences and real life just as much as it is about mystical forests and mythological Welsh kings. Plot If I had to rewrite the synopsis but didn't have to sound professional, I'd say this: A group of private school boys, the raven boys, meet the non-psychic daughter of a psychic, catalyzing the boys' search for a mythical Welsh king. When they aren't traipsing on their Virginia ley line, the teens deal with their families, their futures, and their lives as "normal" teens. While this doesn't do it justice, I think it is a much better gist than the shitty one printed on the books (no offense Maggie). Fair warning, these books don't have a plot that speeds along, per se. I've heard people compare this series to a long road trip, and I couldn't agree more, so make sure to buckle up for the ride. The plot does get spotty at times, but Stiefvater makes up for it by making the brilliant characters the focal point. Speaking of which... Characters I can't say enough good things about all of the characters. They all weave together and banter and end up driving the story. There is no single main character, but I would argue there are four, each spotlighted in a different book: -Adam (TRB): An aspiring rags-to-riches story. Loyal to a fault, workaholic, often grounds the group. I relate his need for independence and abborhence for pity, despite wanting to feel less alone. -Ronan (TDT): Your almost typical jackass bad-boy. Will do anything for Gansey as long as it doesn't include stopping some minorly illegal street racing and school ditching. I love his blatant honesty, scorching sense of humor, and not stereotypical homosexuality. Possibly one of the most complex characters in the books. -Blue (BLLB): The sensible but eccentric non-psychic daughter of a psychic. Unsure of her future despite being surrounded by people that see it. She's the catalyst for the books and much of their mystical journey. I love that she is hot-headed but still understands her limits (unlike Ronan). -Gansey (TRK): Entitled, but humble, rich academic. Dedicates his life to the search for Welsh king Glendower and doesn't know what life holds after that, the glue for the core friend group. I love his endless ambition and loyalty. Writing Style Finally, the cherry on top of all of this is Stiefvater's beautiful writing style. It is lyrical almost to the point that it takes itself too seriously, but it is saved by nuggets of subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, humor. Imagine your funniest friend reading some old Greek myth but adding funny commentary as they go. That doesn't even do it justice. It brings the whole masterpiece together. So, if you're looking for YA fantasy without battles and heaps of mortal dangers or crazy dystopian governments and a big rush of plot, I suggest The Raven Cycle series. Bonne lecture.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    i don't know how to put into words how much i enjoyed reading this series. the storyline, the characters, UGH it's all so good. i love the group of Blue and the Raven Boys in the first book. she knows about (view spoiler)[ Ganseys eventual death and that she's probably gonna cause it. (hide spoiler)] her having to burden herself with that thought while constantly hanging out with them, makes her so wary to hang out with them, but she also comes to realize how much she enjoys their company. i al i don't know how to put into words how much i enjoyed reading this series. the storyline, the characters, UGH it's all so good. i love the group of Blue and the Raven Boys in the first book. she knows about (view spoiler)[ Ganseys eventual death and that she's probably gonna cause it. (hide spoiler)] her having to burden herself with that thought while constantly hanging out with them, makes her so wary to hang out with them, but she also comes to realize how much she enjoys their company. i also love making Blue and her personality of always assuming things before the other person can even say anything like, I LOVE THAT. i also came to realize how flawed they all are. not to sound rude, but it's true. Gansey being the rich boy that he is, and also his determination to find Glendower and putting all his focus into Glendower. Adam having lived with an abusive father and (view spoiler)[ then ending up as Cabeswaters hands and eyes. (hide spoiler)] Ronan having a whole personality change when his father died, and (view spoiler)[ then struggling with being a dreamer. learning control and also realizing how big he could dream. (hide spoiler)] Noah (view spoiler)[ being dead and all. kinda big one. (hide spoiler)] Henry having his mom be Seondeok and wanting to just have friends. I DONT KNOW HOW ELSE TO EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR THIS BOOK AND THESE CHARACTERS. (view spoiler)[ also, BLUE IS PART TREE? that honestly threw me off, but at least she got Artemus to talk to her like that was nice. AND ALSO BLUE AND GANSEY FINALLY HAD THEIR KISS MOMENT AHHHH - the moment when Henry gave Gansey his Aglionby sweater before Gansey went down, i was like OMG WE'RE SO CLOSE TO THE ENDING MOMENT. AND THE RONAN AND BLUE FRIEND GROWTH?! the eye cream and her stitches, wow i love their friendship. ALSO GLENDOWER WAS DEAD. they find the cave and he's just dead. i know this leads on to the final moments in the rain with the Bluesey kiss and Noah sacrificing himself (yay for Noah we love you) but i hadn't even considered that while reading. i was just like oh yeah they'll find Glendower they'll get a wish and they'll have this story to remember forever. WOW. so many twists i did not expect. (hide spoiler)] Really though, if you like fantasy and magic with some romance and beautiful friend groups, this is for you. Blue and HER Raven Boys forever :)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rivkasilver

    Unpopular opinion of an absurdly popular book review. Yayyy. So you know when you wake up in the morning and your brains a little fuzzy but you’re sipping that coffee and trying to come alive. But then your roommate or sister or spouse or whoever you’re living with decides to tell you what they dreamt last night. It always starts “Do you want to hear what I dreamt last night?” But even though the answer is certainly no, in fact you shake your head vehemently and utter the word “NO!” the aforement Unpopular opinion of an absurdly popular book review. Yayyy. So you know when you wake up in the morning and your brains a little fuzzy but you’re sipping that coffee and trying to come alive. But then your roommate or sister or spouse or whoever you’re living with decides to tell you what they dreamt last night. It always starts “Do you want to hear what I dreamt last night?” But even though the answer is certainly no, in fact you shake your head vehemently and utter the word “NO!” the aforementioned person launches into their dream- because hello it was crazy and they need to share it. And it makes no sense. And it’s random AF. And even though the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the dream sequence is never linear. It’s curvy and redundant and shifting and sliding and you’re expected to follow. When actually you want to fall into your coffee cup. That’s the Raven Cycle. Maggie Stiefvader’s creative, impossible to follow, dramatic epic tale of myths and teenagers who are Different. You know- like speshul. Like dripping with angst, facing existential crisis, judgeamental kids with really predictable love lives. Bye

  11. 4 out of 5

    Vaishali

    I came across this series in Readbyzoe's (Zoe herdt) 24 hour readathon, I was just so in awe with that video! If someone could finish a series in one day then it must be a really good one! I decided that I wanted to read it right away and not just read it but try reading it in 24 hours like Zoe but unfortunately that was a feat that I couldn't accomplish but nevertheless I am grateful to Zoe for introducing me to Maggie stiefvater's writing and the Raven cycle series. In case you are wondering I I came across this series in Readbyzoe's (Zoe herdt) 24 hour readathon, I was just so in awe with that video! If someone could finish a series in one day then it must be a really good one! I decided that I wanted to read it right away and not just read it but try reading it in 24 hours like Zoe but unfortunately that was a feat that I couldn't accomplish but nevertheless I am grateful to Zoe for introducing me to Maggie stiefvater's writing and the Raven cycle series. In case you are wondering I took four days to finish this series I read one book a day. Coming to the series, I loved the plot! I love anything to do with Myths and legends. The world building is great,it's minimal and yet very magical I don't want to give away much so I won't be getting further into it. But what really works for the book are it's characters, it's a completely character driven series. I couldn't help but fall in love with each one of them, I took my time in warming up to any new characters introduced along the way but it all came together well in the end.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    I loved these books, its all so magical and mysterious and all the characters were so unique and well developed! What I loved the most was the way they interacted though! Those four boys have such a deep friendship it’s almost unbelievable! They care so much for each other, yet they all have their own troubles and worries that constantly seem to get in their way! Each and every single one of them is somehow broken, but together they are whole! Gosh!! I can’t even describe how wonderful they are I loved these books, its all so magical and mysterious and all the characters were so unique and well developed! What I loved the most was the way they interacted though! Those four boys have such a deep friendship it’s almost unbelievable! They care so much for each other, yet they all have their own troubles and worries that constantly seem to get in their way! Each and every single one of them is somehow broken, but together they are whole! Gosh!! I can’t even describe how wonderful they are but suffice it to say that this book is going to turn your world upside down! ;-) Well, that and your emotions! Jeez! This was such a roller coaster my hair is still messy and tangled from the ride! *lol* I guess to know what I’m talking about you just have to read the book and make this experience for yourself. I’m pretty certain the majority of you won’t regret it and I can almost guarantee that sooner or later you will realise that you’ve grown fond of “The Raven Boys” as well! ;-P They just have a way to sneak into your heart and once you’ve opened up there is no going back! XD

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sky

    Maggie Stiefvater certainly has a different voice in fiction than I'm used to. During the first book I found her descriptions incongruous and distracting, but once I was halfway through the book I had gotten used to it, and found it wonderfully refreshing. I think she has a knack for writing teens. Teens who have had to mature, and ones who were still their age. She never made them too childish (like so many teen fictions seem to do). Everyone seemed very much... themselves. If that makes any se Maggie Stiefvater certainly has a different voice in fiction than I'm used to. During the first book I found her descriptions incongruous and distracting, but once I was halfway through the book I had gotten used to it, and found it wonderfully refreshing. I think she has a knack for writing teens. Teens who have had to mature, and ones who were still their age. She never made them too childish (like so many teen fictions seem to do). Everyone seemed very much... themselves. If that makes any sense. Every character was very different, every path separate yet entwined. She's also wonderful at describing magic... the kind that is both real and fantastical, and makes you believe that perhaps you're spending your time in the wrong pursuits ;) Really my only gripe was that I felt she lacked something when it came to antagonists. They seemed built up and built up, and then just kind of petered out. Luckily the rest of her story telling more than made up for it. A nice series to read before bed for sure!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rin

    5 stars! This was just non-stop reading. Thank goodness for the library's ebook service. This was certainly a journey full of ups and downs and unexpected turns and cryptic messages. And I loved it. The cast was great, from the Raven boys to Blue and her eccentric family to Mr Gray and even Henry Cheng (I have a soft spot for him even though he only came in later). My favourite character, surprise surprise, was Ronan. It was easy to like an angsty character with hidden depth. And it seems he may b 5 stars! This was just non-stop reading. Thank goodness for the library's ebook service. This was certainly a journey full of ups and downs and unexpected turns and cryptic messages. And I loved it. The cast was great, from the Raven boys to Blue and her eccentric family to Mr Gray and even Henry Cheng (I have a soft spot for him even though he only came in later). My favourite character, surprise surprise, was Ronan. It was easy to like an angsty character with hidden depth. And it seems he may be getting his own trilogy! (view spoiler)[Just one thing, so is Noah gone for good? :'( (hide spoiler)] Overall, there wasn't any character I didn't like except for the bad people and I liked how unexpected the book could be and the history each character had (not just the main cast but characters like Mr Gray and Henry too). This had been a magical journey.

  15. 5 out of 5

    probooknerd

    Overall, this is a very interesting, unique series. I am in awe of the author's ability to create characters that are so well developed while being so varied, and somehow make them all fit into this story. Books I and II are by far the strongest, while IV is probably the weakest. It seems as though Stiefvater created such a complex world that she struggled with figuring out how to tie up all the character arcs, story lines etc...As a result, characters that seemed really exciting initially ended Overall, this is a very interesting, unique series. I am in awe of the author's ability to create characters that are so well developed while being so varied, and somehow make them all fit into this story. Books I and II are by far the strongest, while IV is probably the weakest. It seems as though Stiefvater created such a complex world that she struggled with figuring out how to tie up all the character arcs, story lines etc...As a result, characters that seemed really exciting initially ended up having little or no purpose to the overall story and ultimately just disappeared from the story line. At the same time, certain key parts of the conclusion were written with so much detail that they became overly complicated and thus completely convoluted. Regardless, I found it impossible not to continue on with all the books, which I guess, in and of itself, ultimately says it all.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jagrutibandaru

    Okay. Time to get real. I got into this series with one foot out and one foot in. Death because of a true love's kiss? I was a bit sceptical. I soldiered on and to my surprise, the plot actually became interesting. As the chapters went by, I got more invested in the characters,particularly Ronan because, come on,who doesn't love a character with dark past? Second and third book I raced through,trying desperately to figure out the ending. Here comes the fourth book. I honestly don't know what I t Okay. Time to get real. I got into this series with one foot out and one foot in. Death because of a true love's kiss? I was a bit sceptical. I soldiered on and to my surprise, the plot actually became interesting. As the chapters went by, I got more invested in the characters,particularly Ronan because, come on,who doesn't love a character with dark past? Second and third book I raced through,trying desperately to figure out the ending. Here comes the fourth book. I honestly don't know what I think of it. Did I like the ending? I honestly can't say. Could it have been done better?Probably. Obviously my respect for the author has not and will not diminish. Kudos to her for writing this series-I'll be eternally grateful. I have yet to read Opal but I'm sure that it will be amazing. A book full of Ronan? Hell yeah.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Arwen

    I am in love with the way this author writes. The descriptions and language are just incredibly vivid and brings everything to life, makes everything real and tangible, perfectly words what can’t be put into words. The creativity is mind blowing and the characters so unique and distinct. I cannot recommend this book for its extreme use of profanity. That being said, one character would not have been the same without his foul mouth, and I rarely say that. Most books and characters can stand on th I am in love with the way this author writes. The descriptions and language are just incredibly vivid and brings everything to life, makes everything real and tangible, perfectly words what can’t be put into words. The creativity is mind blowing and the characters so unique and distinct. I cannot recommend this book for its extreme use of profanity. That being said, one character would not have been the same without his foul mouth, and I rarely say that. Most books and characters can stand on there own even if you remove the cheap use of curse words, but you would truly lose the essence of this character by doing so. Sign of a great writer in my opinion, but nonetheless, LOADED with profanity.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    Paintings given word by a poet writing prose. I loved this series. I love the characters. I love the intricacies of their intertwined lives. I love her mom. Not her dad. I love the love that started in the first book but did not survive, to become love of another by the end of the series. I love that technology was brought in, and basically discarded! I love her to be step dad. I love the forest and the dreaming and I love that even though you know what is going to happen, it happens in such a way Paintings given word by a poet writing prose. I loved this series. I love the characters. I love the intricacies of their intertwined lives. I love her mom. Not her dad. I love the love that started in the first book but did not survive, to become love of another by the end of the series. I love that technology was brought in, and basically discarded! I love her to be step dad. I love the forest and the dreaming and I love that even though you know what is going to happen, it happens in such a way that you have to stand back. You have to wonder at how it all happened. I love how weird this review looks, but once you read the books, it will al make sense.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sascha

    i’ve been falling in love with Maggie’s Raven Boys this last week and i never want these books to stop it’s like poetry and dreaming and wonder and i love all the perfect imagery, the writing is so vivid and full of sounds Blue is my heart, Gansey is my courage, Adam is my fever dream and Ronan is a world of magic all on his own i wanna sneak into 300 Fox Way and trade philosophy with Calla, i want to learn how to sew from Persephone, and from Maura how to say ‘fuck off’ these books are amazing, and i’ve been falling in love with Maggie’s Raven Boys this last week and i never want these books to stop it’s like poetry and dreaming and wonder and i love all the perfect imagery, the writing is so vivid and full of sounds Blue is my heart, Gansey is my courage, Adam is my fever dream and Ronan is a world of magic all on his own i wanna sneak into 300 Fox Way and trade philosophy with Calla, i want to learn how to sew from Persephone, and from Maura how to say ‘fuck off’ these books are amazing, and will give you a book hangover like you wouldn't believe

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rita Baptista

    Hello :) i recently read The Raven Cycle series and I did a lit review of it on my personal blog. Check it out here: https://mycrazylittlethoughtsblog.wor... Thank you and enjoy these amazing books! Hello :) i recently read The Raven Cycle series and I did a lit review of it on my personal blog. Check it out here: https://mycrazylittlethoughtsblog.wor... Thank you and enjoy these amazing books!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ashli

    Loved this series. Probably one of my favorites reads of 2017. From the story to the characters certainly going to recommend to anyone who asks. I can't wait for the Ronan/Dream trilogy Maggie Stiefvater has in the works. Loved this series. Probably one of my favorites reads of 2017. From the story to the characters certainly going to recommend to anyone who asks. I can't wait for the Ronan/Dream trilogy Maggie Stiefvater has in the works.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth H.

    One of my FAVORITE series! I will read this whole series again and again. The characters are spicy, dimensional, and unpredictable. The magic is fascinating. The world-building is mysterious and expansive. So fun to read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Syd

    Absolutely adored this entire series, the tone, the imagery, the narrative, the symbolism. All of it. Recommended it to a friend and he fell head over heels for the story, too. Who knew dead Welsh Kings and humid, remote Henrietta could be so intriguing?

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ant

    I love this series with all my heart. Big found family vibes and well-rounded characters who all felt real. I absolutely love Stiefvater's writing, which blends humour and poetry in a way that is exactly to my tastes. I love this series with all my heart. Big found family vibes and well-rounded characters who all felt real. I absolutely love Stiefvater's writing, which blends humour and poetry in a way that is exactly to my tastes.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I loved these books so much. The plot was so thought out and every twist and turn was amazing. I fell so hard for every character and I loved seeing some of them fall for each other. The pursuit of Glendower had me leaving off my seat, and even months later this ending still amazes me.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Codie's Book Corner

    5 star series, beautifully written, fully fledged characters and magically told. A must read and a favourite series of mine.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Isabelle Weathersby

    This series is incredible. The characters are some of the most realistic, three-dimensional, and compelling I have ever read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Olive Writter

    I don’t have the set... but this saga is PERFECT!!!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    I enjoyed this serie but I wasn't addicted to it. One of the romance gave me some butterflies though :) I enjoyed this serie but I wasn't addicted to it. One of the romance gave me some butterflies though :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    Technically this is a 2.5. I rate book series based on the average from my ratings of the other books in the series. The Raven Cycle had a strong start but finished pretty weak.

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