Welcome to the fifth and final of this week's guest posts on The Series Series! All week this week I'll be hosting guest posts from around the blogosphere, wherein five lovely book bloggers will share their love for a beloved book series by answering ten questions about it.
Today's post is brought to you by Kathy from Read This Instead and she'll be talking about The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. I was personally really excited when Kathy told me what series she had chosen, because I haven't started this series yet, and have been wanting to give it a go. (That GIF especially makes me want to start reading.) Also, as a side note, Kathy agreed to do this post with very little notice, so basically Kathy is my favorite person in the world right now. All hail Kathy! When you're done here, you know the drill: Show Kathy some love by stopping by Read This Instead!
Lastly, seeing as this is the last post in my Series Series, I just wanted to say thank you for all your thoughts and comments (and even posts!) over the past two weeks - I've loved hearing from you, and my TBR list has all but exploded with all the series love I've heard. I was in a bit of a reading slump, but your enthusiasm picked me right up. Thank you!! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Okay, on to The Raven Cycle. Take it away, Kathy!
1. Describe this series in five words:Prep-school boys seek sleeping king
2. Who should read this series?
3. If this series were an animal what would it be?
4. Is there anything triggering in this series that readers should be aware of?
One of the characters comes from an abusive family, there's some fist fighting, and non-gory violence. There's also some teen drinking and quite a bit of profanity. And there are psychics who use tarot cards and such.
5. What food/drink did you crave after reading this series?
Yogurt with fruit on the bottom, which becomes a thing in the second book
6. If you were to give this series to someone as a gift, what other item would you pair it with?
Some lessons in driving a stick shift (at least the book made me think learning that would be cool) :)
7. What emotion did you feel the most while reading this book?
Excitement. Even though these aren't very plot driven stories I'm always interested in what new twist is going to happen and how the characters are going to deal with it. And some angst because each book ends with a cliffhanger.
8. After finishing this series, what should I read next?
The last book comes out this fall and I think the ending will be bittersweet, so I'd go with something happy to balance it out. For me that would be contemporary romance.
9. Summarize this series with a GIF:
10. Give your final pitch of why people should read this series:
This really is a great series! The summary for the first book tries to make it sound like a paranormal romance but that's not what it is at all. (seriously, in three books there have been two kisses: one involving a ghost and the other a hitman. This is not a kissing series.) It's magic and adventure and complex relationships between characters that are very different and flawed. Also psychics and trees that speak Latin. And some car racing.
Really, there's so much going on you're bound to find something that appeals to you.