The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Raven King is the fourth and final book in the Raven Cycle series. The story started slowly in the first book but picked up in the second and third leading me to enjoy the series. Unfortunately, the finale was not what I hoped for. I felt that the resolution was lackluster and left me a little disappointed. The entire storyline from book one to book four was a build and it just felt anti-climactic at the end.
The strength of the series was definitely its character development. I didn’t enjoy the characters at first, but one of the least likable characters (originally) became my absolute favourite. He developed over the course of the series and became a dimensional character that you could really understand. He stole the scenes and I really was invested in his story, rather than his friends’ stories.
Beyond that, there’s not much to say that would not be spoilers. I definitely think that the series is worth a read, but it’s certainly not my favourite conclusion.
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