My problem with the Raven Cycle quartet is that it’s […]
Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
What’s left, then, is a sequel that tries to do many things and fails at nearly all of them. It is both too self-contained to feel a proper continuation of a preexisting story and ongoing series, and too listless to work as a memorable piece of fiction in its own right. It is both too open-ended in regards to some plotlines and too conclusive when it comes to others. It presents a façade of evolution by lazily pushing forward uninteresting threads and finalizing ones that should have gone on whilst bringing the most important enigmas to a frustrating stasis.
Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This is the story of a quirky girl and her eccentric family, of wealth and obsession, of magic and the need to belong to something bigger. It’s a very eclectic novel, filled with a number of elements that manage to mesh together in a way that feels comfortable and natural.
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