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The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

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★★★★★

He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn’t want it to be over.

Everyone knows about that feeling you get at the end of a series.

When you know the really terrible thing that author hinted at (for three books) is about to happen.

He was a king. This was the year he was going to die.

AND all you can do is rationalize that the author couldn’t possibly let that happen – she wouldn’t betray us like that, RIGHT?

Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage. That was to be Gansey’s greatness.

BUT the closer you get to you-know-what the more your heart quickens and you start holding your breath.

“Wake up, you bastard,” — he said. “You fucker. I can’t believe that you would …”
And he began to cry.”

As always, I abso-freaking-lutely loved this book.

This is my third time through and each time, I just want to smush all these characters in a hug.

Seeing how Blue, Ronan, Adam and Gansey grew and developed over the series does wonders for my heart.

I was a smidge disappointed by how the ending was wrapped up within only a few pages…but you’re left with enough of a their-in-a-good-place ending to keep you happy.

(And the you-know-what was completely resolved!) (Oh thank goodness!)

And who knows, maybe there will be another…?

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I’m not asking him to stay, Ronan thought. Only to come back.

Audiobook Comments
Literally could not recommend the audio more. It’s gotten to the point where if I read the book, I can hear the Will Patton’s voice.

He does such an amazing job with the tone, inflection, everything that it feels like I’m listening to all my favorite characters chit-chatting rather than someone reading the book to me.

Credit for the fantastic Ronan/Adam art: xla-hainex

Interested in this one from Maggie Stiefvater? Pick up your copy from:  Amazon

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