Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Synopsis: There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Huge thank you to Scholastic and Netgalley for this ARC!
ALL THE STARS. ALL THE LOVE. ALL THE ADJECTIVES. EVERYTHING. MY GOD.
I basically need to re-read this when it comes out. Just. omg. The wait for the last book is going to kill me.
GANSEY FANCY FACE!!!!!
First off, Gansey Fancy Face needs to become a meme or something. When I read that line, I ended up in a giggle fit on public transit. I got some weird looks for it, but WHATEVER.
I think of the three books in this series this one might be my favourite. Gansey and Blue’s romance is so wonderfully established and it keeps growing on me as each book comes out. While Ronan is my favourite character of the group, I loved the balance between Gansey and Blue’s romance and Adam’s circumstances. Adam won a lot of my heart during this book and it was so easy to understand where he was coming from and why he behaves the way he does. Stiefvater does this amazing job of really giving her characters these personal touches that makes them so recognizable and their own that every time I get a new book in this series it always feels so familiar. It’s never me trying to remember what happened last.
And the prose, my goodness the prose. It’s just so gorgeous and it has a methodical flow to it. While the use of all caps at times was a bit weird at first, I didn’t feel like it was as excessive as say, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (let’s face it, no character should strive to be all caps Harry). Everything felt so familiar in this book and what distance provided by the characters was easily made up when the plot started to unravel itself. Characters who I was unsure of in previous books really grew on me (Gray Man in particular).
I love this series and I love this world and these characters. The wait for the next book is going to truly be painful.