I listened to this last book in the Raven Cycle series in the car. And frankly am not sure what to make of it. I enjoyed the prose and imagination of Stiefvater as always. I listened to this last book in the Raven Cycle series in the car. And frankly am not sure what to make of it. I enjoyed the prose and imagination of Stiefvater as always.
Tag - Maggie Stiefvater
"Stiefvater’s razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue, and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make for sumptuous, thrilling reading ... A brutal cliffhanger ensures that readers will snap up the final installment the second it’s available."
Today I want to discuss a third category which I am calling books for younger readers. I read a mix of young adult, middle grade, chapter books, children's literature, etc. So I am going to just include all of those in their own category.
This is a series that pulls you forward even as you seek to savor it. It balances those equally enjoyable sensations and that is what makes it great. If you like fantasy, and/or paranormal, young adult literature this series is a must read.
I loved The Raven Boys and from the moment I put it down was looking forward to sequel. Well, now The Dream Thieves is out and I need to get to reading it very soon. But that is my problem not yours. In the meantime, watch this video where the multi-talented Maggie Stiefvater discusses the book and much more:
This was so different than so many fantasy stories. The characters are so unique and so well developed that reading it is one of those rare pleasures where you just want to emerse yourself in the story and get lost. But while you are enjoying the characters and their relationships the story shifts into another gear and the tension and suspense is cranked up and soon you are on the edge of your seat.