As I said at the time, I thought it, “one of the best YA paranormal urban fantasies I’ve read for a while.”
I’ve since read the second and third books in the series, The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue — and although I thought the latter suffered somewhat from middle book syndrome, I have still enjoyed the whole series enough to be very much looking forward to reading the fourth and final novel in the series: The Raven King.
Like all the books, the jacket treatment is great, although I may not love this one quite as much as I did the cover for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, which joined the ranks of my favourites as soon as it came out.
The Raven Cycle story weaves together a number of stories from Celtic lore, including the tales surrounding the semi-legendary Owen Glendower, the story of Blodeuwedd from the Mabinogion, and of course the myth of the Raven King. I’m looking forwad to seeing how they all come together.
Meanwhile, I leave you with the official blurb:
“For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him.
Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.”
Nowt left to do then, but read on…
(In due course, when the rest of the TBR table allows—but I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to hold out. )