As per usual, I was fantasizing about the day that The Raven King will finally come out… but this time around, I found myself a tad frightened.
As we all know, I’m more than a little obsessed with everything concerning the Raven Cycle. I’m far too emotionally invested in the characters and need desperately to know what happens to my dearest little fleshloafs.
I have no doubt that Maggie Stiefvater will write an amazing conclusion to the series and leave my heart, spleen, and clavicle aching. I just can’t help but feel a bit horrified at the prospect of something going terribly wrong in The Raven King.
So I made a list of a few things I’d very much like to see.
Just a note: Maggie Stiefvater, if you’re reading this, (a) I am not worthy and (b) I fully expect you to rewrite your entire novel if it does not meet my criteria.
5. LEAVE CHAINSAW ALONE
So, I’m sure that The Raven King will be full of heart-wrenching death scenes and whatnot. I’ll sob and sob and Maggie’ll laugh and laugh and it’ll be terrible. Just leave Chainsaw alone, okay? She’s an innocent child that I love and cherish and go away, you madwoman.
4. SLAUGHTER PIPER
Goodness knows I couldn’t loathe this woman more. Do off with her somehow! I don’t even much care how! Just get rid of that insufferable meatball, please.
3. HAPPY ENDING, PLEEEEASE
There’s no way, I know. Heck, I’ll settle for an alright-but-still-quite-depressing ending. Maybe something where only half of the people I love die? I think that’s a fair compromise.
2. BLUE AND GANSEY
You’re killing me here, Maggie. No more fake kisses. They physically pain me.
Really, they’re going to die anyway. Can’t they just KISS ALREADY?
Lift the curse, or something! I’m more invested in their love lives than mine, for goodness’ sake! I need this.
1. RONAN AND ADAM
Yeah, I’m not going to lie. If Maggie goes ahead and brutally murders everybody in the series except for these two— but they finally DO SOMETHING WITH ALL OF THAT ROMANTIC TENSION— I’ll be pretty delighted.
Buuuut, realistically speaking, I’ll probably end up going down with the ship.