The Raven King Review That I Never Posted? // When I Thought That I Couldn’t Get Any Worse At Blogging.

I read this book sooooo long ago and I never posted this?

I KNOW, I’m as shocked as you are.

By that, I mean that I’m not shocked at all because my posting has been as consistent as English weather (i.e overall sh*te) so this is no shock to the system. 

but here I am, finally, posting my ramblings over a book that KILLED me. 

*cringe at my past self because this is a sh*te review*

reviews from the rest of the series:

blue lily lily blue review here

dream thieves review here

the raven boys review here

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THE CHARACTERS

Noah:

he was fhbgdfkgbjkdfgbjfdg so smol I love him so much and he was struggling and I felt so bad for smol Noah. SO HEARTBREAKING.

Noah will always be my son

*future me: i randomly thought of him the other day and I wanted to cry sm because he’s such a lil snarky cinnamon roll* 

Blue:

SHE WAS SO STRONGGGGGG in this book!!!! She didn’t do loads, BUT SHE WAS FIERCE, AS ALWAYS.

Ronan:

My poor, poor, Ronan bby. HE SUFFERED. MY BBY SUFFERED. HE HAS TO BE HAPPY. HE WILL BE HAPPY. OLAY. I WILL NOT PERMIT ANYTHING BUT RONAN BEING HAPPY.

ADAM:

was a bit ‘meh’ in this book, butttttt HE WAS THERE FOR RONAN AND FOR GANSEY AND REGJNRKJGNKNG HE’S A GOOD FRIEND

*future me: I definitely under-appreciated Adam in this book (this is where Ronan comes and kills me). He was AMAZING. he basically WAS a forest, i mean who can do that and work a job AND be there for literally every single one of his friends???*

Gansey:

This is—he is— the reason that I read this book so slowly. I love himmm and they love himmmm so furiously and he’s just so precious and I HAVE UNDYING LOVE FOR HIM. I COULDN’T READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE I KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPENED AND I WANTED TO AVOID THAT.

just. THANK GOD is all I want to say.

AND ALTOGETHER. THEY WERE JUST. SO TOGETHER. AND their friendship is so strong and actually goals for my life.

I love how much Ronan and Blue get along together because they’re so different but actually so similar and gdhfgbkdfgbdkf and both so great.

THEY FIST-BUMPED SO MANY TIMES IT WAS BRILLIANT. I SHIP THIS FRIENDSHIP.

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AND OH MY THE SHIPS DID ALL THE SALING AND IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT EMBARKING. OH, IT WAS.

“Adam smiled cheerily. Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile, elastic and amiable.”

“His feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he’d let them overflow and now there wasn’t a damn place in the ocean that wouldn’t catch fire if he dropped a match.”

“The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.”

I JUST WANT TO FILL THIS ALL WITH PYNCH QUOTES.

*future me: def pynch > blusey… sorry not sorry*

But I felt that a certain MAIN EVENT THAT I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR 4 BOOKS was. . . underwhelming to say the least. It was summed up in 3 words and then BAM it was over. I was not happy. AT ALL. And I literally screamed “what?” Because I’m sorry, but it wasn’t acceptable. AT ALL.

AND OMG THE BLUESY MOMENTS. I just *dies*

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I am so in love. I will always love this series, this world, these characters, this story. I would give this book 5 stars, however, despite how much I LOVE this series, the world, this book, EVERYTHING, I just feel that there was something missing.
I feel that I couldn’t get into the story properly.

But what DID NOT DISAPPOINT WAS THE WORLD. THE WORLD WAS BRILLIANT.

It all got so dark and I loved it so muchhhhhhh I think that it was so strong and I would say that I couldn’t stop reading it, but truth be told, it didn’t GRAB me until the end. DON’T GET ME WRONG, it was brilliant. Full of so many great moments, but I JUST WAS’T GRABBED UNTIL THE END.

I felt that it let me down a little. AND I ACTUALLY MISSED THE CHARACTERS?

I think that there were too few moments with Mr Gray and Maura because I SHIP THEM and that parting actually was really sad.

I just felt that while I love love love this story, it still let me down a little? And I do not feel that this was a conclusion. (FUTURE ME: silly past me for not knowing about the dreamer trilogy — well it HADN’T BEEN ANNOUNCED YET BUT I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN!!) I feel likes there’s still so much possibility for this story, and there’s so much that’s still ahead of the characters and I don’t feel that I’m ready to leave these books, these characters, and this world behind.

I want there to be stories about Henry, Gansey and blue in Venezuela. I want there to be stories about Adam and Ronan. (FUTURE ME: OMG I CALLED IT) I WANT there to be so much MORE from this world.

Tell me your thoughts!!

— lu

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21 thoughts on “The Raven King Review That I Never Posted? // When I Thought That I Couldn’t Get Any Worse At Blogging.”

  1. Hey! Nominated you for the sunshine blogger award ❤ I know a lot of people have done it & I wasn't about to go check everyone 😂 so if you've already done it then it's totally your choice to do it again or pass!

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  2. Oh my, I really have no more memories left off this series, but reading your fangirl thoughts was still so much fun!
    The quote: “Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile” LITERALLY made my heart hurt, so thanks for that, I guess?
    I have not re-read any of the books in the series, except for The Dream Thieves, because it’s my favorite one. But I feel like it’s about time to give it a refresh, because I really can not tell you anything of what happens in The Raven King, except for that one scene when they find Glendower and the fact that I really, really don’t like Henry Cheng and I do not stand by the fact that he’s one of the Raven boys too. I only accept the OG squad, hahah.

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    1. You’re welcome, that quote kills me too! DREAM THIEVES IS THE BESTTTTT!!!! Same here I can’t remember much apart from DT? Like BLLB? Sorry what? I don’t recall??? Ok Henry Chang,,, not one of the crew where TRK leaves us, i admit, he MIGHT be part of the crew but…. as it was left in the last book, Henry Chen u out sorry mate 😂😂

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  3. AHHH, THIS REVIEW HAD ME FEELING ALL THE FEELS. I related so much to your screaming about the characters?? Because yes, me too. I utterly agree. Also this >> “I definitely under-appreciated Adam in this book (this is where Ronan comes and kills me)” was actually everything, RONAN MOST DEFINITELY WOULD. I agree that it was amazing when all the ships sailed in this book!! I don’t know if I can choose between Blusey and Pynch?? Maybe Blusey because Gansey is my favorite character and their midnight phone calls and forbidden drives were everything. (But in The Raven King specifically I might have to go with Pynch…eep, I can’t choose.)
    Sorry for all my fangirling just now?! It all just exploded into this comment, but…wonderufl post🤗

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    1. I can’t apologise enough to Adam? Like? Bby why I hate u??? I’m scared of Roman coming at me and killing me so,,,, if I die?? U know why??? PYNCH IN TRK. PYNCH IN TRK. *Heart attack*

      FANGIRL AWAY HONESTLY

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  4. Just finished The Raven King yesterday, and YOUR EMOTIONS AND SCREAMING IS HONESTLY EVERYTHING I AM STILL FEELING. And I’m right there with you, I would 100% do anything for Adam and Ronan because they deserve so much of the world. Really love, love, love the review!!

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      1. It’s been just over a week since finishing AND I’M STILL NOT BREATHING. I honestly just really miss all of those characters so much and already want to do a reread 🙈

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  5. Pynch > Blusey FOR SURE. I mean I love blusey and all but… *shrugs*
    And ahgfdhjggf I’m SO HYPED FOR THE DREAMER TRILOGY!!!!!

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  6. I love love love Gansey with all my heart! Tbh I love all these characters though. This is one of my all time favorite series and seeing other people’s reactions to it is so much fun 😄 I can’t wait for the Dreamer Trilogy!!!

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