Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review: The Raven King

Source: eLibrary

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Genre: YA. Paranormal
Narrator: Will Patton
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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.
My Rating:
The finale to the Raven Cycle.  There is much to say about this book that wouldn't be a spoiler.  But I will say that people die, questions are answered, and the ending is satisfying.

On the story...
I had a very difficult time following this last book.  I felt like I need to search google for some cliff notes or something.  I don't know if it is because it was on Audio or what it was, but it just didn't for me.  I loved that mysteries were solved and all the ends were tied up.  I walked away thinking that Ms. Stiefvater is a very talented writer that gives her characters so much dimension but I was let down by the plot.  I was so intrigued in the beginning.  It just couldn't hold my attention. The characters weren't enough to make this a good read for me but I still enjoyed it more than The Raven Boys.  Ronan is still my favorite.  Who would have thought?

On the narrator...
Will Patton continues to do a great job with the millions of characters but his voice just wasn't for me.  I felt the characters sounded too old and he didn't do the women any justice.

This is a popular series so I'm sure it works for many many people.  I just wouldn't personally recommend it.

On another note...
I heard that The Raven Cycle was being turned into a TV series.  Even though I didn't love it, I would watch it if it was a series picked up by CW.  Those shows tend to do a great job with casting and I think it would present well on television.  Kind of slide into The Vampire Diaries empty slot in readers' hearts.  Maybe?  I don't know if it is entirely true but I'll be looking into it more.
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