Good, but a missed opportunity. 3.5/5 stars
The blurb: For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey…and is certain she is destined to kill him.
Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.
My (spoiler-free) take:
I’m sorry the following is so vague: I’m avoiding anything approaching a spoiler!
The Raven King is the fourth and final installment in The Raven Cycle. I enjoyed book 1 – The Raven Boys – and book 3 – Blue Lily, Lily Blue – very much. I wasn’t as keen on book 2 – The Dream Thieves – mostly because it I think the characters are at their best when working together and they spend most of the book apart/not getting on.
My hopes were high for The Raven King. I was hoping for something epic. After sticking with the characters through three previous books I was expecting a grand finale, a mind-blowing conclusion which was both stunning and satisfying.
So I’m a bit disappointed that I can summarize my reaction to this book as “meh” and “eh?”