Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.
One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.
And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.
Ronan is one of the raven boys — a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface — changing everything in its wake.
This book is really hard to review. Like really hard. I have so many conflicted thoughts about this book so I guess I’m just going to do a list review (which I’ve never done before!)
“Ronan’s bedroom door burst open. Hanging on the door frame, Ronan leaned out to peer past Gansey. He was doing that thing where he looked like both the dangerous Ronan he was now and the cheerier Ronan he had been when Gansey first met him. “Is Noah out here?”
“Hold on,” Gansey told Adam. Then, to Ronan: “Why would he be?”
“No reason. Just no reason.” Ronan slammed his door.
Gansey asked Adam, “Sorry. You still have that suit for the party?”
Adam’s response was buried in the sound of the second-story door falling open. Noah slouched in. In a wounded tone, he said, “He threw me out the window!”
Ronan’s voice sang out from behind his closed door: “You’re already dead!”
“It already has,” Calla replied. Her eyes opened and fixed on Blue. “And it hasn’t yet. Time’ circular, chicken. We use the same parts of it over and over. Some of us more than others.”
6. We get to know Ronan better here, so yay! He seems to have barbed wire around him, so I’m really glad to see more of his past and his family. I connect and understand a whole lot more with him. I understand why he’s so rude and angsty 99% of the time (except when he’s with chainsaw). And can we see more Matthew please? He’s just adorable!
“I know you think you’re a punk,” Declan said. “But you aren’t nearly as bad ass as you think you are.”
“Oh, go to hell,” Ronan snapped, just as the alter boys broached the rear doors.
“Guys,” Matthew pleaded. “Be holy.”
7. That being said, I also find a bit disconnected with the characters. I’m not filthy rich, I’m not quirky like Blue, I’m not dead like Noah, and I’m not on a quest finding a sleeping king. It’s just… my life isn’t as quirky as them, I find it hard to understand why or what they’re thinking.
So yeah. I did enjoyed it, even though not as much as The Raven Boys. I’m excited to know what happened next though, so definitely going to continue on this series!