Published by Scholastic Inc. on October 21st 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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.
This book was. INTENSE.
I was pretty speechless the moment I finished it, and I’m wondering if others felt the same way. It just. BOOM. Okay, I am not really making sense HAHA. But okay, deep breaths, Maryam. This book was WOAH. It was definitely more intense than the previous two books, probably because Maura went missing, and that turned up the notch a bit higher, because NOBODY went missing in the previous books before and we don’t know if she is OKAY OH MY GOD. I was half-freaking out and half-awed by the time I am halfway through this book, and I couldn’t seem to put it down.
I definitely LOVE Blue in this book. She was much much more independent, and she finally knows herself, separate from the boys. Yep, I like how Maggie finally allows Blue to find her own self, without needing the other boys. It makes her more kickass-ish and brave and all kinds of amazing things hehe.
Actually I think each and every one of the character finally got their own spotlight. EXCEPT NOAH AGAIN, BECAUSE NOAH, YOU’RE A FREAKING MYSTERY. But yes, finally, you can see every character in the book for the role that they’re meant to be in. They’re not just there because Gansey wants to find the king. They’re THERE because they’re all one way or the other, connected to Glendower and Cabeswater.
The romance in this book went up a little bit too, AND THAT MAKES ME EXCITED EHKSLDLAJGKJG.
HEHE. But really. I loved how Maggie actually slowly by slowly makes the romance more…………. GAH WHAT IS THAT WORD I WANT TO USE? It’s like, we’re ALWAYS waiting for that THING between Gansey and Blue, and waiting and waiting and waiting, and thennnnn. IT FINALLY HAPPENS BUT NO IT DIDN’T BUT IT ALMOST DID BUT GAAAAH. *mind explodes* YUP.
So. The Raven King is still a longgggggg time. SIGH. I shall reread that moment again, to soothe my impatient, aching heart.