Published by Scholastic Press on October 21, 2014
The third installment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
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.
Friends can betray.Mothers can disappear.Visions can mislead.Certainties can unravel.
So far, this has to be my favorite book of the series. The story just seems to be becoming more and more complex with each book. We keep learning new things about each character and how they all seem to have a purpose in this strange world where magic and sleeping kings exist and I am living for it.
Although the main focus is meant to be on Blue, we still get a good amount of scenes from our Raven Boys as well. There was so much action in this book and things were actually getting done that I raced through it. It’s going to be difficult to write a review without any spoilers but I will try my best.
I have so many disorganized thoughts about this book that I think it would help to just list them out as likes and dislikes:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best thing about this series and what really makes the books worth reading are the characters. They are all so well thought out that you can’t help but form a bond and connect with them throughout the story.
My favorite characters in this series are the woman in 300 Fox Way. Every time I read a chapter that they are in I always have a goofy smile on my face.
I love the family unit that they have going on and I love all of the banter. I know that it is difficult to choose favorites but I would have to say that Calla is my favorite. I just love her no B.S. attitude and how she just gets down to business.
Not having Maura present through most of the book was so difficult! Not only in how it affected Blue but also just it affected the dynamic trio of Calla, Maura, and Persephone. Her contributions to the story were very missed.
I loved how Blue pulled all of the stops in her attempt to get her mother back. Luckily for us, it also helped our group get one step closer to finding Glendower so really this did not take away from the main plot of the series.
The Gray Man makes a small appearance in this book and I think that I am totally converted into a Gray Man fan. I am excited to see where his relationship with Maura goes.
As usual, there was an added plot twist that just complicated the story more. It wasn’t a bad plot twist and it was actually a very entertaining story line but I just know that it is going to get really messy before it gets better.
There was also way more magical elements in this book that are so confusing but also somehow work.
There are 2 deaths in this book that are heartbreaking so be prepared for that.
I honestly don’t know how this story will end as I feel like there are still so many loose ends and I can’t imagine them being all tied up nicely in 1 final book!