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The Raven King

(The Raven Cycle #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  128,053 ratings  ·  17,856 reviews
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 B
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Scholastic Press
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Renee I reckon he could come back as a ghost like Noah and then NOAH BABY WILL COME BACK!!!!! ^_^ And I'm pretty sure, not to dampen anyone's hopes and ream…moreI reckon he could come back as a ghost like Noah and then NOAH BABY WILL COME BACK!!!!! ^_^ And I'm pretty sure, not to dampen anyone's hopes and reams but uhh I'm pretty sure Gansey is going to die no matter what.(less)
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Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: magical-realism
My second copy (and never read before) of this book is looking for a new home, and it's in mint condition (*winks in Gansey*). Check out my depop @bookspoils.

“Gansey.” A pause. “That’s all there is.”

How much can I rave about these books?

I’ve been waiting for this moment for months now, but I can finally say that I’ve finished reading The Raven King. I was so nervous going into this because my expectations were sky-high, but it is everything I could've dreamed it to be and more. I felt like my he
Lala BooksandLala
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
not enough squash song
Maggie Stiefvater
Jan 01, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
this book has gross parts
Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook

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
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.”

There’s no better way to start this review than with this quote, because after reading this series my heart is truly all fire. When I began to read “The Raven Boys” in October 2017 I had no idea that I’d love this series so much. I was completely oblivious to the fact that those boys would take over my entire world and I had no clue that I’d become so attached to them. I just didn’t know what I was getting myself into but after finishing the last boo
completing this reread after 2 years...might mess around and sob uncontrollably

update: dropping this from a 5 to a 4 because it is so transparently not as good as blue lily, lily blue, but it is still great and i'm so sad.


reading all books with LGBTQ+ rep for pride this month!

book 1: the gravity of us
book 2: the great american whatever
book 3: wild beauty
book 4: the affair of the mysterious letter
book 5: how we fight for our lives
book 6: blue lily, lily blue
book 7: the times i kne
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-holy-grail
He said, “I think it’s time to find Glendower.”
Adam said, “I think you’re right.”

YAYYY!! It's out now and I'm so excited to relive TRK through everyone else's eyes ♥

I'm sitting here now trying to string some decent words together, with dried tears on my cheeks, in hopes of being able to convey even a shred of the feelings warring inside me.

For three books, I have tried to describe exactly what this series means to me. And in those three attempts, I feel as if I have failed. At this point, i
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

This whole series was an absolute masterpiece. I feel like I've been a part of something wonderful and I am so grateful for it.
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Feb 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
I vowed The Raven King would be the last Stiefvater's book I’m going to read. Even though that’s the case, I was genuinely optimistic for it. I want to wrap up The Raven Cycle in a satisfying note. I had fond memories of the characters, and I thought it’s only fitting.

However, the hopefulness ends right there.

Here’s some of the fundamental things I could tell you about this book:

- If you hate the writing of this series, you probably won’t like it still
- The swirling direction of the plot i
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
“He was a king. This was the year he was going to die.”

I think a little piece of me died after I finished The Raven King. I am numb and energetic, happy and sad, satisfied and insatiable.

And definitely not okay.
“Richard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatness.”

Depending on where you began the story, it was about friendship.
Courage. Dedication. Loyalty.
While Cabeswater kept fading, while Glendower remained hidden, Blue
Kai Spellmeier
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
"The head is too wise. The heart is all fire."

There's two feelings currently fighting with each other: 1. Happiness 2. Disappointment. The Raven King was marvelous in so many ways, but unsatisfactory in the most important.

Maggie Stiefvater is a favourite author of mine because of reasons. Her stories are poetic and magnificent. Most of all, they live through their characters. Detailed and original, they are why I fell in love with the world around them. It's their realness that fascinates me, an
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Petrik by: Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
2.5/5 stars

This will be the last YA book I read for the year 2017.

The Raven King, the final book in The Raven Cycle series sadly doesn’t live up to the quality that the series had established. It is in my opinion that this is the weakest of the series, there are some great moments for sure but at the same time, there’s too many problems I had with it.

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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
Hannah Azerang
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, favorites
Hands down the most satisfying conclusion to a series I've ever read (next to Deathly Hallows).

I absolutely loved it and I'm not over it. I don't think I'll ever be over it. It was perfect. Absolutely perfect.
Zemira Warner
*before reading*

So many Gansey x Blue shippers on this page. Such basic taste. I can't even. Apparently, ya'll never heard of Pynch.

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Let's chant together PYNCH! PYNCH! PYNCH!

*after reading*

I am a mess and I need some time to process everything but here are my initial thoughts about The Raven King:

- This book is about Gansey being a special snowflake who's only worry in life is to avoid bees. haha
- Blue got lost in this story and she didn't have any memorable scenes(that I can th

1.) The Raven Boys ★★★★★
2.) The Dream Thieves ★★★★★
3.) Blue Lily, Lily Blue ★★★★★

“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.”

This is truly a once in a lifetime series. If Harry Potter was my childhood, The Raven Cycle was my 20's. This series was perfect for me, and I don't think anyone could break the spell that this series and these characters have cast upon me.

“They were bot
Simona B
I'm buddy-reading this with... wait for it... you'll be so shocked when you find out (I've been working on my predictability)... my favorite exploding fluffball Nina, whose review you'd better read because WOW.

"His head was not thinking. His heart was thinking."

Would it be too mean of me to say "I told you"? Because I did tell you that this plot had neither rhyme nor reason. The first three books, plot-wise, were a huge disappointment, but the issue was overshadowed because of the great emphasis
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016



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I wasn't sure I could make it through this book. I worried what was going on constantly. And's all over

I went through a lot of emotions in this book. The bad things that happened in the last book made me sad and I didn't know what was going to happen here. Yes, there are some sad things happen in this book. But I'm not going to give it away.

I will always love the Raven Boys and Blue and the women at 300 Fox Way. I think
Brigid ✩
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.

I am fairly certain there will never be anything quite like this series.

The story. The mystery. The magic. The characters. The romance. The friendship . *clutches heart*

There are books I like. There are books I love. And then there’s The Raven Cycle. Words always escape me when I try to explain it, because I feel like no description can fathom how be
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
im here. at the end. i finally made it. so everyone make way for the raven king.

but beyond that, i dont have much to add. as desperate as i am to say this made my life complete, im only left feeling just a little bit underwhelmed. i dont think it helped that the ending confused me beyond belief. but where the plot became lost for me, the characters totally made up for it. they were so well developed and portrayed and i loved their interactions, especially adam. he was my main motivating factor
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
4.5 Stars

Overview: Re-Read

This time around I enjoyed Gansey and Blue's stories more? Their development is more subtle than Adam and Ronan's, but it is there.

This leaves a LOT of questions? There's a character in mortal danger, the chapter ends in a cliffhanger and then The Big Thing ™ happens somewhere else and we NEVER go back to see what happened to that character? I'm assuming it's all good?

^Stuff like that is the only reason this isn't 5 stars. Still has some amazing, beautiful scenes tha
Well, that was astonishingly awful.

This series has gone steadily downhill. Each book has progressively less growth, plot development, and actual logic. The Raven King feels like it was based off the notes scribbled in the writing notebook at the side of my bed, specifically for 1 A.M. musings. I never know what exactly I was thinking when I wake up.

How To Ruin the Raven Cycle in 3 Easy Steps!

1. Make it racist. Yay! Everyone likes a healthy dose of racism in their books!

2. Discard the plot. No
As I’m writing this, I am actually physically trembling. I don’t think I’ve ever been this emotional about any book ever (not even the last Harry Potter book). That is how much I loved The Raven King.
"At the end of the Raven Cycle, I want readers … to want. I don’t want them to be able to say what it is they want, though — I want it to be a bigger thing than words. I hope they get to the end and don’t know what to do for the rest of the day. I hope they feel unsettled and needing of something mo
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm absolute TRC trash I'm not going to even deny it anymore. Best fucking series I have ever read. The end. FULL REVIEW TO COME.

The most metaphorically vividly decadent series that I have ever read. Yes, that is the only horrible sentence I can come up with to encapsulate my brimming feelings, as of right now. Stiefvater makes words tangible and they just reach straight into me and squeeze whatever life I have out. A delectable and palpable treat for the mind.

And god, the Fisker love is
Charlotte May
“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.”

Exactly how I felt while reading the final instalment of The Raven Cycle. I’m so sad that it is over, but my heart feels so full from all the characters and the drama of this series!

As the search for Glendower draws to its final conclusion, Cabeswater is under threat and a demon threatens to destroy the lives of the gang.

“The darkness wasn’t just in
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
Reread update 11/7/19:
Managed to get through without crying this time??? Somehow?? Idk probably just because I was hella exhausted from rereading the series in 48 hours. ANYWAY still love it.

Update 10/16/17:

I know I’m in the minority on this, but I absolutely adore this conclusion and I enjoyed it even more the second time. I think the stakes are high and it has some of the most memorable quotes of the entire series, not to mention both romantic relationships are superb. I could go on and on abo
Unknown Reviews
(After an in depth discussion with Henny, I need to bring this down to three stars. You shouldn't have so little conclusion for so many characters/ plots because they'll be in your future series or you just want to be mysterious.)

The Raven King and I had a troubled relationship. That is, I left it lying in the corner of my bedroom for about a week, unable to contemplate that this series would finally be over once I picked it up. But eventually curiosity got the better of me and now here I am, i
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New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

Maggie Stiefvater plays several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes) and makes art in several media (most generally, colored pencils).

She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, their two children, many dogs, a bunch

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