Mini review for this one as I will write a more in-depth review once I’ll be finished with the series.
This is the book when everything and everyone goes awry! Everything is unraveling.
Gansey is losing all his friends: Adam to Adam, Ronan to his nightmares and Noah is petering out. The ley line flickers on and of all the time and Cabswater is nowhere to be found.
Honestly, they had all a hard time and had me very worried!
Adam is so angry! He looks like his father more than once prone to violent outbursts. He will have to find a balance: “I didn’t agree to give my thoughts away. He would be Cabeswater’s hand sand Cabeswater’s eyes, but he wouldn’t be Cabeswater.
He would be Adam Parrish.” “The Magician”.
Ronan acts recklessly, taunted by crazy Kavinski. Car races ending badly, nightmarish creatures determined to kill Ronan …you’ll have it all! On the other hand, I loved that we learned much more about his secrets and his dad’s death. Maggie has an incredible imagination!
So far, my favorite was Ronan but I swear my crush is veering toward Gansey now.
Poor Gansey. He feels so …powerless!
He likes to be in control and he wants to help his friends so much.
But between being rejected by Adam at every turn, even fight with him and Ronan acting like a loose canon he is in over his head.
The anchor to all these boys is Blue, her mom and aunts.
They will guide and listen to the lost boys. I swear this bunch of odd crazy women is like a modern and sassiest Yoda for all these young boys. I love their brand of strange! They are all cool as cucumber even when a hit man lands in their mist!
The Grey Man began as a character I disliked enormously (he is a killer) but got to strangely appreciate thanks to Blue’s mom.
If there is tension and drama, humor is ever present in the banter!
“It makes sense that there is a family history to your condition,” he said. ”Do you eat all the men in the family? Where do they go? Does this house have a basement?”
Blue stood up. “It’s like boot camp. They can’t hack it. Poor things.”
The quest took a back seat for character’s development in this second book.
To sum it up: I feared the worst before Maggie made my world right again! They all had to learn something the hard way to go on with their quest.
PS I feel like Gansey is Glendower. I don’t know why but ….we’ll see by the end of this series!
Have you read it? What did you think of it? Am I right in my assumption?
Thanks for reading!
Yes, this is the toughest of the books because their friendship group is very much hurting and Gangsey, the poor boy, is trying his best to hold it all together <3 I am so glad you are continuing to love the series!
Sounds like this series continues to be spectacular! Love how you feel about these boys though! 😀 Great review, Sophie! 😛
Thank you Lashaan!
This is another series I have waiting to get started on! I wish I had more time for reading.
Ha Laura! This is an eternal #bookbloggerproblem !
So excited you’re loving this series. The Grey Man is the most charming assassin I’ve come across, lol.
Hahaha he is indeed very polite LOL
I’m about to get started with the final book. Can’t wait to see if you are right!
Oooh don’t tell me before it’s over for me!!!Happy reading 😉
Yes Sophie, go to Gansey!! I’ll keep Ronan over here with me!!
Bwahahaha I should have guessed that you would agree Meeghan!
Oh I can’t believe I still haven’t read this one yet! And I really enjoyed the first book too! You just reminded me I should continue 🙂
Hahaha Mogsy this was me some months ago truly! Until I saw Call Down the hawk and realized that I would have to finish the series if I planned on reading that one!
I wish The Raven Boys had worked better for me. The series has such huge following but I just couldn’t get into it. Boo hoo!
Well Tanya Maggie Stiefvater has a very distinctive style and I can understand not everyone would love it!
Super cool cover! Can’t wait to see what you think of the series.
Just two more months I think Jacquie 😉