COULD THAT HAVE BEEN BETTER? NO.
genuinely took me so ling to get to reading this book. . . okay like 2 months??? WITHOUT GANSEY MY LOVE?? yes. that is an ageeeeee for me, okay?
OBVIUOUSLY 5/5. May as well go home now. WAIT NOOO NOO PLEASE DON’T!!
I think that after Dream Thieves, this book was a great come back from the second-book-blues that I was feeling. I was a little hesitant. . . . BECAUSE WHAT IF I DIDN’T LOVE IT???
But don’t worry your pretty little head, I loved it SO MUCH.
- PYNCH. OF COURSE.
- BLUESY. OF COURSE.
- EBFBFKEGUEIBG EMOITIONS.
- THIS FRIENDSHIP KILLS ME.
- REALLY GOOD PACE. –> WASN’T SLOW. BUT HAD A REALLY CALM BURN AND THEN BOOMM LOADS OF THINGS HAPPENED.
- just realised that was all in caps. BUT ASO ACCURATE AM I RIGHT.
- So many feels I think that my heart is now gone.
- GANSEYYYYYYYY MY PRECIOUS HUMAN. Please just be happy I love you. Stoppppp.
- GANSEY = MOTHER.
- Adam. AHHHHDAMNNNNN (get it???*) how do I say this? Basically. In the past two books I wasn’t all that keen on him LIKKE YEAH he has a really horrible life, and I feel SOOO BADDDDD but, there’s just been something missing. IN THIS BOOK THAT MISSING THING CAMEBACK.
- A new meanie character to hate on.
- a singing immortal person that is as crazy as me #INowRelateToTheSeries.
* you better get this play on words.
Every single word made me just break down and cry. I’m now dead. This book. . . I’M NO LONGER IN A SLUMP. BUT YES I did break my book buying ban to get this GEM but I have no regrets BUT YES I AM DEAD. My eulogy shall go: “she was an emotional creature, and Blue Lily Lily Blue just got the best of her.”
Now everyone go read this and die with me. NO YOU PUNY HUMANS.
SO much humour, I loved a new character, Jesse Dittley. HE WAS A FABULOUS GIANT MAN and spoke in all caps and was basically me in that way (except for a man, and really freaking tall while I am really freeing short).
Malory, unhopeful: “I don’t suppose you have any tea?”
Jesse: “DO YOU WANT EARL GREY OR DARJEELING?”
Malory: “Oh, sweet heavens!”
OMG EVERYONE WAS SO SASSY AND WITTY.
“What do we do now?” Gansey asked.
From the other room, Calla bellowed, “GO BUY US PIZZA. WITH EXTRA CHEESE, RICHIE RICH.”
Blue said, “I think she’s starting to like you.”
I love how ADAM stuck up for BLUE (even though she didn’t need him to) when some weirdo was commenting about her outfit and SHE WAS BRILLIANT AND SHE WAS SO LIKE RONAN (in the best way) AND STRONG. AND THE FEMINISM WAS FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS. Yessss Callaaaaaaaaaaaa.
AND THE GREY MAN. Mr Grey is so wonderful to Blue and such a good father figure and I just dfhgdfjgbdfgb I want him and Maura to be together because THIS IS SUCH A REFRESHING PARENT RELATIONSHIP in YA because normally the mother’s boyfriend is a huge meanie THAT HATES EVERYONE. . . I mean so does the GREY MAN but he loves Blue like a daughter already!!
Of course, my armada sailed .. . . well they sailed like 1m and then retreated several times throughout the book. BLUESY BLUESY AND PYNCH PYNCH. But the scenes WERE SO SMALL. I WANTED MORE.
They just need together together RIGHT NOW and be together forever BECAUSE clearly they won’t get anywhere at this rate. LIKE SERIOUSLY GUYS. You have feelings.. . SO BE TOGETHER. I love them all so much rugbekrbgebg and they just need to be happy.
“I’m glad you misdialed.”
” Well. Easy mistake to make,” she said. “Might do it again.” A very, very long pause. She opened her mouth to fill it, then changed her mind and didn’t. She was shivering again, even though she wasn’t cold with the pillow on her legs.
“Shouldn’t,” Gansey said finally. “But I hope you do.”
The romance was so perfect BUT THERE WAS SO LITTLE AND WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO USE STIEFVATER???
Ronan: Honestly. MY SMOL LITTLE RONAN. I just want to hug him because HE HAD A FEW BREAKTHROUGHS and I think that he’s slowly realising that it’s OK to show emotion and r e l y on people.
“Ronan was angry-every one of his emotions that wasn’t happiness was anger.”
AND little Noah: I JUST WISH HE WASN’T SO SAD. Like, I feel that he wasn’t in this book as much and I missed him so muchhhhhhhhhhh *broken heart* he’s so underestimated.
“Don’t tell the others,” Gansey said.
“I’m dead,” Noah replied, “not stupid.”
Adam: HE IS MAD. Like I just want to pat his little head until he’s alright. He’s still not my favourite character, BUT OMG HIS LIFE IS SO TOUGH AND I JUST WANT TO PASS HIM A BLANKET AND TELL HIM EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.
“Everything had begun ugly for Adam, but he knew what Gansey meant. His noble and oblivious and optimistic friend was slowly opening his eyes and seeing the world for what it was, and it was filthy, and violent, and profane, and unfair. Adam had always thought that was what he wanted—for Gansey to know. But now he wasn’t sure. Gansey wasn’t like anyone else, and suddenly Adam wasn’t sure he really wanted him to be.”
“I know you are not the same as him, Adam said. But in my head, everything is always so tangled. I am such a damaged thing.”
I really love how he and blue are still friends and it didn’t change THAT MUCH about the group APART FROM NOW GANSEY AND BLUE ETERNALLY SUFFER. And please, Adam, just admit your feelings and let THE SHIP SAIL OKAY?
“Sir, I think maybe your mama didn’t teach you how to talk to women. And she’s not my girlfriend.”
Blue: is such a feminist and I love her and she was so STRONG in this book and she took no trouble from anyone and did as she wanted and WENT OUT ON HER OWN and told everyone to kiss her ass and JUST. I love her so much okay? She is my friend, no one can tell me otherwise.
“I think it’s crazy how you’re in love with all those raven boys.”
“Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want the other.”
My darling Gansey: Like. He wants to be there for everyone yet wont do what makes him happy to protect everyone else. LIKE YOU TRIED, AND WE LOVE YOU FOR IT, BUT YOU’RE CRUMBLING ON THE INSIDE. And. . . HE’S SUCH A MOTHER. Everyone is his child and he just wants them to stay close and TOGETHER. (Note to Gansey: if you die I will kill you. BUT I LOVE YOU)
Okay HOW IS THERE SO MUCH HEART BREAK IN A BOOK. Like. There’s heart break over things that HAVEN’T EVEN HAPPENED YET. AND Persephoneeeeeeeeeee ❤ ❤ SHE WAS SO SASSY. AND MY DEAR MAURA. I FELT SO BAD FOR BLUE.
Like I’m sorry, I cannot process any more emotion. THIS WAS JUST SO OUT OF NOWHERE.
“Now that he stood directly beside Adam, not looking at him, Adam could see that he was a little out of breath. Ronan, behind him, was as well. They had run.
I mentioned earlier how I got second book blues with Dream Thieves, and I thought that it was rather slow but this book.
SO MANY DISCOVERIES. SO MUCH EXPLORATION.
There were so many changes in dynamic in this book, and I think that it was a lot more concise and STUFF HAPPENED okay guys. SO MUCH STUFF. Like WELSH KING AND HIS CHILDREN STUFF.
HOW IS A BOOK SO GREAT.
Just go read it.
LIKE RIGHT NOW, OKAY???
Have you read this book? Have you started the Raven Cycle? What did you think of these books? Let me know!