The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater


Series Rating: 4.5 STARS

Recommended Reading Age: 13+ 

Read: via Audible

Short Series Review:

Privileged Gansey has always been told he’s destined for greatness and his quest to fulfil this prophesy has brought him to Aglionby School in his old orange Camaro, in search of a buried Welsh king who legend says can grant wishes. Here he meets Adam, the scholarship student with a humongous chip on his shoulder the exact size of his abusive father’s fists; and Ronan Lynch, a blunt-speaking boy who seeks out risk and excitement in any form. And maybe everything could have been simple, but then the boys meet Blue. Blue comes from an eccentric family of psychics, who have predicted that if she kisses her true love, he will die.

Once they’ve all met, a story unfolds. It’s about about lost souls and magic. It’s about family, friendship, loyalty and relationships (gay and straight). It’s about myth and legend, growing up, finding your voice and your purpose. It’s about a small Virginia town on a ley line and the mystery and intrigue related to that. It’s about car chases and hitmen, thieves and liars, demons and fey. It’s beautifully told, with wry observant descriptions and atmospheric settings. If you start reading this series, you won’t want to stop until it’s over. And even when it is over, you’ll want another book…

Tagline: A very modern fairytale.

If you’ve already read this series, what did you love/hate about it? 

10 thoughts on “The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

    • Genre is so important. Every so often one of my favourite authors will write a thriller etc and I’ll try to enjoy these books… but I never really do.

  1. This series has tons of elements that appeal to me from the sounds of it, but for the life of me, I can’t remember why I didn’t read it. You reminded me how much I liked the sound of it lol

    • I think it’s just a matter of luck, or serendipity, as to what we do and don’t read – we only have so many hours in the day and the list of good books out there is almost endless!

  2. Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed this series, Annette! It is pretty much my favourite series EVER. Everything about it is just absolutely gorgeous, and you’re totally right that when you get to the end you will want more. I could read about these characters forever and be absolutely content. I just know that there is so much more to their stories! Maybe one day 😀

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