Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
Tension, elation, fear - my heart hurt reading The Raven King and I'm having trouble returning to my regular scheduled programming. Like I resent real life for intruding.
This was one of those books that I couldn't get through fast enough while wanting it to stretch on forever. And dear god, the feels! Stiefvater's writing is, in a word, gorgeous. Every word is chosen with such precise and care. Her world is so insanely evocative, the mythology is compelling, and then there are the characters.
I don't know what I can say about our band of magicians and their king- Blue, Noah, Ronan, Adam, and Gansey. Though I must include Henry here as well. The thing about coming of age stories is that they come at the cost of a loss of innocence. There is so much loss in this book and yet so much hope. (Including a pairing that I shipped so damn hard.) Play "For Good" from Wicked because I kind of feel like those lyrics sum up this journey: "Who can say if I've been changed for the better?/ But because I knew you/I have been changed for good" Though I'd hazard to say they've been changed for the better as well.
There are zero things wrong with this book and it deserves multiple universes of stars.