My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am reviewing this book while I am already hundred pages in the next one. Because well… it’s Raven Cycle we are talking about. I just can’t resist it, okay.
But this book was just as exceptional as the first one (on side-note, third one is better than both which is just insane, how can one improvise perfection?).
In this book, a new magical realism was introduced and the concept alone is insane. Ronan Lynch, the troublemaker since book one, is actually capable of dreaming things to reality. And it’s not only him, rather he inherited it from his father. And it’s not a secret anymore. Not only he told his own group at the last book, but there is also some powerful man who vaguely knows about this curious phenomena in Henrietta and has sent his Hit Man to investigate and bring it to him. Although they expect the phenomena of bringing things from dream to be some device. And have no idea it’s actually a kid.
Their dynamic investigation, getting to know Ronan’s brain more, and curiously, a new relationship of Blue’s mother. Everything in this book had the same promised element of strange the first book had set up. Which was awesome.
The only problem I had until closer to the third act was little to no mention of Adam’s deal he made with Glendower in last book. But than it turned out Stiefvater was doing it deliberately and covered it in last act beautifully. I am intrigued to see more of it, which is happening in book three. But that’s a topic not to be delved into right here.
With that being said, I already can’t wait to finish book three and talk about that here.