The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
About: Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love’s death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
Ofilia’s Thoughts: Depending on where you began the story, it was about me eagerly awaiting this final book. These characters have fused to my brain like characters rarely do lately. They are true to themselves in this installment, but I can’t help but feel disappointed. Don’t get me wrong–I liked the book and love the story overall–I was just expecting so much more. Honestly, I’m not sure any ending could have done it justice when you feel as invested as I do.
There were so many things I was confused by that would only serve as spoilers so I’m not going to get into specifics. It sounds like Steifvater is leaving it open for more adventures should the fancy strike her, but I’m not sure I can go on. Where the other books all had a purpose and direction this one meanders. At times I felt like she was just trying to fill pages. Again, this may have been a bit fueled by my high anticipation, but I don’t think so. Maybe someday after I have some distance and time to ponder I can re-read it and come to a different conclusion. Right now all I can think is I wanted something spectacularly magical and instead I got something more down to earth remarkable. Maybe that’s the whole point.
Reviewed by Ofilia