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The Raven King, Audio Edition

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Raven King, Audio Edition (2016) Maggie Stiefvater narrated by Will Patton

Alas, I finally finished this story.

We learn a lot about the psychics at 300 Foxway.

They were so close to the situation that it was difficult to tell whether or not they were the situation.

“I don’t believe in the concept of true love,” Orla said. “It’s a construct of a monogamous society. We’re animals. We make love in the bushes.”

“Thanks for your contribution,” Calla said.

But they aren’t the heart of the story.

Henry become part of the group and part of the story, and his replacement of Noah is more than acceptable.

“I want you to think about it. And then I hope you will choose to trust me. Because I’m overfull on secrets and underfed on friends.”

It was this: Blue, teetering on the edge of offense, saying, I don’t understand why you keep saying such awful things about Koreans. About yourself. And Henry saying, I will do it before anyone else can. It is the only way to not be angry all of the time.

And suddenly Blue was friends with the Vancouver boys.

And Blue and Gansey.

It was this: the future beginning to hang thick in the air, and Henry starting a quiet, drunk conversation about whether or not Blue would like to travel to Venezuela with him. Blue replying softly that she would, she very much would, and Gansey hearing the longing in her voice like he was being undone.

Ronan, once again, broke my heart.

Ronan Lynch — dreamer of dreams, fighter of men, skipper of classes.

Adam had seen many of Ronan’s dreams made real by now, and he knew how savage and lovely and terrifying and whimsical they could be. But this girl was the most Ronan of any of them that he’d seen. What a frightened monster she was.

This makes me want to cry.

He was pretty sure he had just been Ronan’s first kiss.

“Blue saw my spirit on the ley line, so I already know that I die this year. Occam’s razor suggests the simplest explanation is the right one: We decide that it is me.”

“Blue did what?” Ronan demanded. “When were you going to tell me?”

“Never,” Blue said. She didn’t say it in a protesting way, or an angry way, or an upset way. Just never. Factual.


Now Gansey’s imagination had run ahead to imagine a future where Ronan might have to exist without him, without Declan, without Matthew, and with a freshly broken heart. “He’s not as tough as he seems.”

I want to start again, just to read Ronan some more.

Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Rating: 10/10


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