Series: Raven Cycle #4
Published by Scholastic Press on April 26, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Kindle eBook
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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 Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
The gang awakens the Raven King…or do they? Let’s review!
Steifvater crafted such an interesting world with such an interesting premise – what if you awaken a king, a king able to give you one wish? Each of the books developed the four main characters, and I think every character decided their one wish. So imagine my surprise upon finding her last book in the series to be so disappointing. The ending was such a let down in my opinion. View Spoiler »They find Glendower, only to discover he will never awaken. Um, ok? And then Gansey sacrifices himself, but not really cause reasons??? And don’t give me “it deconstructed Cabeswater so he could live” crap. « Hide Spoiler. I guess you could say the “one wish” is answered, but not in the way I was expecting.
Let’s talk romance. I felt the romance between Adam and Rowan could have been better developed. It felt very much like Blue and Gansey’s romance – hastily thrown together. At least Blue and Gansey had some foreshadowing. I felt like Adam just ended up with Rowan because he was the only one of their group left.
tl;dr An unsatisfying ending to an interesting series.