Books Read May 2016


Maggie Stiefvater

Blue and the Raven Boys have been searching for Glendower, discovering wonders and magic of all kinds in the process. But they’re not the only ones looking, and not the only ones finding. There’s good and evil to be woken, and the bad has fallen into the wrong hands. An unknown evil is working its way toward the group, unravelling and snatching away everything they’ve worked for and care for. Henrietta isn’t safe, 300 Fox Way isn’t safe, danger is everywhere, and time is running out… 

This was a brilliant end to a magical series. I was drawn into the Raven Cycle with the first book, starting off this beautiful series with a Practical Magic feel. It’s a world of spells and fortunes I can’t help but crave to be a part of. I fell back into the story with ease and familiarity, feeling like I belonged there, surrounded by magic. The characters are perfectly imagined and I really cared (a lot) for Blue, Gansey, Ronan, and Adam. The setting is gorgeously atmospheric and the whole story is truly unique. This is the kind of book that has you reading “just one more chapter” then reluctantly stopping several chapters later. It had me under its spell from the start of The Raven Boys to the end of The Raven King – I’ll miss it.

Also read this month:

The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Warrior Witch by Danielle L Jensen

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