The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)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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5 responses to “The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater”

  1. Ashley Rae Avatar

    I really need to read this series!

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  2. bookprincessreviews Avatar

    Awh, I’m sorry that the finale was lackluster and not what you wanted. Finales are either super epic or super lackluster. :/ Sorry this didn’t knock your book socks off. Wonderful review, though, and I’m glad it was pretty enjoyable overall, though!! ❤ Wonderful review!

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    1. kyera Avatar

      I still enjoyed it because by the end I really only cared about certain characters and wasn’t super invested in this big plot arc through the four books so it was fine.

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      1. bookprincessreviews Avatar

        Ahhhhhhhh that is super nice. Sometimes it really is just all about the characters. Glad it at least worked out!

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