Thursday, January 3, 2019

Book Review: The Raven Cycle: The Raven King

                                                     The Raven King Review
The Raven King is the final book in The Raven Cycle series and in this book our main characters have to face the fact that Gansey is destined to die in the near future, finally find Glendower and figure out how to stop a demon that's destroying everything magical. Most of the book has to do with everyone trying to find Glendower as fast as they can because they want to use the wish Glendower will give them in order to bring back Gansey after he dies because they figure while it's foretold that Gansey has to die that doesn't mean he has to stay dead. Adam also tries to figure out a way to use Cabeswater to save Gansey.

Meanwhile there's a demon that is destroying everything it's path that is controlled by Piper Greenmantle and the demon is causing Cabeswater to die and is affecting Ronan's dreaming abilities which leads to him and Adam working together to figure out a way to stop the demon and save Cabeswater. It is discovered that in order to stop the demon someone has to willingly die on the ley line and Gansey figures that it should be him that dies to stop the demon since he's already suppose to die and he's always wanted his life to mean something. Gansey then spends the later half of the book coming to terms with the fact that he's going to die soon and admitting to himself that he'd rather not die but he figures that this is the way that things were always meant to play out. While our main characters still continue to find other ways to stop the demon in the end they have no other option but they hope that they'll be able to bring Gansey back.

Overall I like this book but I felt like not that much really happened in this book and that we spent way too much time with Piper and nowhere near enough time with our main characters that I really wanted to have a more satisfying ending for. While I enjoyed the moments we got between Blue and Gansey and the relationship that started to develop between Adam and Ronan I felt like neither relationship got the attention that they deserved in the final book of the series which disappointed me greatly. Now that I've finished the series I can say with certain that I prefer the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by the same author, which I know is an unpopular opinion but I feel like that series did better by the main characters and mythology behind the series. Please tell me your thoughts about this book or series as a whole in the comment section down below.

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