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The Raven King Review

So, it’s been longer than I thought it would be since I was able to work on another review. My life has been crazy busy guys.

I did, however, find time to finish The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. I so wanted to love this book because I loved the rest of the series, but I just didn’t. The ending fell flat for me. I felt like there was more that needed to be resolved which wasn’t resolved. I liked that the other books left me with questions about what was going to happen next because I was pretty sure those were questions that were going to be answered in the next book(s). I do not like when a series ends like this, and that’s how I feel this series ended. There should be more closure than I felt I got from this book. And Blue’s kiss….was not how I felt it should have gone. It felt like she had no say in the matter, and she should have been able to have more control but at the same time, there was no time. I understand it, but I damn well didn’t like that that’s how the kiss happened.

So overall rating: 3/5. It was enjoyable, and I finished it pretty quickly, so I know I was invested. The ending just left me so disappointed, I’m not sure if/when I’ll be able to reread the books.


Review of Winter by Marissa Meyer

I know I promised this to you Wednesday, but I left my computer in my mom’s car and she was gone all day. Oops. So here it is, a day late.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer was a good ride. I love retellings (is that the right word?) of fairy tales . This was no exception. My overall impression of the series as a whole was “Wow.” The last book definitely wrapped it all up nicely.

I think my favorite part of Winter was Winter. I love her, and I love Jacin. The way Levana treats the two of them honestly made me hate her even more (Levana is a seriously great villain–she really believes she’s doing good and doesn’t see how much harm she is actually doing). Winter was a true cinnamon roll–I just wanted to protect her and make everything okay for her.

I wish we had seen more of the aftermath and rebuilding Luna. I especially wanted to see Cinder making Luna a republic with representatives instead of the monarchy. The book was so long, and the wrap up felt so short in comparison. I know that the series is based on fairy tales, but I really want more of an ending than “And they all lived happily ever after.”

Overall, though, I felt like this was a good end to the series. Other than feeling like there wasn’t enough (which is not totally a bad thing), I really enjoyed it. I’d give the book a solid 4/5 rating, would probably read again, and definitely suggest it if you love fairy tales with a science fiction twist.