{Effie Reviews} The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted March 23, 2017 by Effie in Reviews / 4 Comments

{Effie Reviews} The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King

by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Published on April 26th, 2016
by Scholastic Press
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Gifted
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Also by this author: Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven Boys, The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4), The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times 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 anymore.

5 Stars

I am dead and I am not coming back… unlike some people apparently.

So okay, I gotta be honest, I can’t do this review without doing spoiler because SERIOUSLY THIS BOOK WOUNDED ME, DESTROYED ME AND THEN REMADE ME!!! So like a good girl, I will put up spoiler tags, so people who don’t want to know can rest east that nothing will be spoiled. Those who do want to know …. prepare for destruction.

I knew going into this book that I would be surprised over and over again. ALL THOSE PLOTS TWISTS MADE MY HEAD SPIN!!! And definitely in a good way. Some of them had me choking on my drinks and food and screaming at my screen, going like: “WHAT THE ACTUAL [BLEEP]?!?” I could not shake the dread I felt as I kept on reading. SO MANY THINGS HAPPEN TO THE RUIN OF MY FEELS!

THERE WAS SHIPPING!!!!! I cannot stress how much I loved the shippy ship ships in this book. Everyone’s grown so much since the first book and now that they’re different and yet the same and exploring the wonderfulness that is each other. It just makes me so happy that everything turned out the way it did.

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There was also sooooooooooooooo much more creepiness in The Raven King compared to the other books in the series. I mean we have an actual demon on the loose this time. All that Piper’s fault too. Stupid woman, how can some women be so stupid in their search for power?

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So I’m going to stop right there and releave everyone of my spoilers. I just wanted to fangirl out for a minute about how much I loved this book and that I am so sad to see it ends.

I have heard rumors though that there might be a Ronan trilogy coming and if that’s true, I will be all over that like a dog over a bone after being denied food for a week.

As I said, I’ve put spoiler tags up to protect people who don’t want to know more about the book than how AWESOME it is.


Did I also mention the amazing build-up to everything and the greatness of the character development of the Raven Boys and Blue? And how at the end of it all you will love every single one of them and never want to let them go again?


Then, now you know.

So go get your copies, sit back and enjoy the ride. Because it will be one you will never forget!


About Maggie Stiefvater

New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She’s made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

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4 responses to “{Effie Reviews} The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. I read this last year and really enjoyed! It was a little slow and the ending was kinda anti-climatic but overall I am satisfied with the way this series ended and I cannot wait for Steifvater’s new book to come out!

    • Effie

      I LOVED THE RAVEN KING SO MUCH!!! Like it’s now one of my favourite books ever. I do agree that the ending was a bit anti-climatic but the feels and character development made it all worth while. AND ME NEITHER!!! I’M TOTALLY GOING TO READ STIEFVATER’S NEXT BOOK!!!

  2. The Raven King was one of the best books I read last year! The twists and turns of the story (and P Y N C H) kept me absolutely glued to the pages. I also really fell in love with Henry Cheng – he seamlessly fit in with the rest of the Raven Crew, and his “get your number” exchange with Gansey was beyond hilarious. The one thing I didn’t care for was the way it felt like we switched plots in the middle of the book – the whole series had been a build-up to finding Glendower, but all of a sudden that wasn’t the main conflict anymore; the demon was. I felt like a lot of build-up had just led us…..nowhere. Nevertheless, I really loved this installment! The Dream Thieves was the book that enchanted me with The Raven Cycle, but The Raven King sealed the deal.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    • Effie

      YES, YES, YES, TO ALL OF THAT!!!!! And I can also agree on the plot surrounding Glendower, though I didn’t mind it so much that conflict switched from Glendower to the demon.

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