And so the search continues. In this third installment of the amazing Raven Cycle, Gansey is closer than ever to finding his Glendower King, and Blue and her boys are just as beautiful and tragic as ever. Cabeswater gave me more shudders than ever before; and as always, I can never, ever get enough of Ronan Lynch. Discoveries were made, answers were granted, and in the manner I’ve grown accustomed to with this series… more questions arose. Sigh. But I have to say the friendships among this diverse (yet, as they are learning, strikingly similar) group of comrades warms my heart, and I was so relieved to see relationships get back on track.
Ms. Steifvater’s writing is, per usual, thrilling and captivating. The pacing was steady, but my impatience for more Gansey and Blue moments made it feel excruciatingly slow at times. That, of course, is all me – I just can’t help but crave mint leaves and romantic interludes, blasted kiss curses be damned. All of my favorite characters were in perfect form, and we even got some new ones by which to be mesmerized (Greenmantle and Piper = crazy cakes; Jessie = lovable, gentle giant). Though I could have used more Ronan, this is another fabulous installment in this great series. After that ending, the wait for the next book will be just as agonizing as the wait for this one.
My Rating: ★★★★
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