Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5) by Maggie Stiefvater

Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5) by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 38
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Rating: 4 stars

Summary: An enchanting story from Maggie Stiefvater featuring Opal, Ronan, and Adam from her bestselling Raven Cycle, taking place after the events of The Raven King.

My opinion on the novella:

I’ve missed these books since the series ended back in 2016, but up until this moment, I didn’t realize how much.

The world Maggie created for these books it’s not only fantastic because of the magic in it but also because of the uniqueness and the amazing characters she gave life to.

This little story, from Opal’s pov, brought me so many feelings because even though she *spoiler alert* was created on a Ronan’s dream and brought to our world by him, I feel is a connection to what could come later in the Ronan’s trilogy Maggie commented about a while ago.

Yes, i’m pretty sure this isn’t wishful thinking but a bridge to the next trilogy in the Raven’s universe.

Opal’s pov is so different form the ones we got in the series, i enjoyed reading it so much.

Sure this is a short story, only a little taste to what’s coming next for our dreamer and his creations but like, it has me already dying to have those books in my hands.

Seriously, there’s wonder in the way the author created this world, i just can’t explain what it is.

Now back to the novella, i feel everyone who read the books would enjoy this little story, not only because we get to know more about Ronan, Opal, and Adam but because even though it’s such a short one it’s full of little details that just take you back to the story. It’s like all this time since the end of The Raven King hasn’t passed, it’s like you just finished reading it.

Actually, now that i read the novella i have the immense urge to reread the books (and in fact, I already started rereading The Raven Boys).

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T5W: Biggest Badasses

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Badasses

Hearthstone from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

His character is one of the most amazing ones i’ve encountered lately in YA literature, he is a young and deaf Elf that decided to learn the ways of magic that were forgotten with time. He has a strong will as it is revealed later on Sword of Summer, which only made me respect him even more. He is loyal to his friends and very powerful, being the only magic user out there. You’ll find out that nothing can stop this guy from getting to his goals. His complete story and what makes him such a badass is sort of spoilers from the book, so i’ll just recommend you that if you hadn’t the book yet, go read it!

Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy.

Yes, the moment i read badass the first character i thought about was her. I think, Rose is one of the greatest badasses out there. From the beginning and even though she wasn’t fully trained she was willing to give her everything to keep her friend, Lissa, safe from any danger. Full of heart, energy and loyalty to those she loves, Rose is without doubt, one of the biggest badasses out there.

 

 

Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments.

I don’t usually judge by appareance but even i have to admit that Isabelle Lightwood is something. Drop dead gorgeous and deadly, this girl taught us that you can be a badass while still looking good, and in high heels. Apparently loyalty is becoming a thing in my list, so i’ll just stop commenting on that. Isabelle is a strong role model for kickass girl power. Fear her whip because she can be deadly while using it, also, i wouldn’t recommend hurting her loved ones, she is fierce when defending her own.

 

RAVEN BOYS! (written by maggie-stiefvater) The new book comes out soon. I cant wait! My copy of Dream Thieves is falling apart I badly need the next book to read before Dream Thieves disintegrates. ;_;Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle.

Ronan without a doubt, one of those bad tempered characters that are complete badasses and good at heart. Or not, maybe i’m reading everything wrong, i don’t know. But with the amount of power Ronan has and the way he uses it, for me he is a completely badass and a total sweet heart. My heart is dying to read the final book of the series, and i really hope he really gets what he wants and he doesn’t end up becoming a tree or something like that [not a spoiler only a comment made by me].

*art by Cassandra Jean, you can find her @cassandrajean.

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.

Not only is she the brightest witch her age, but she has one of the strongest wills, always thinks ahead and wants to help those who deserve it. Hermione is clever, loyal, strong and willing to do pretty much anything for her friends. Also thanks to her character i learnt it’s okay to read, to know stuff and apply yourself, there’s no shame on that. She is my favorite female role from literature.

And there you have them, my top 5 biggest badasses, share yours in the comments!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.