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Call Down the Hawk, by Maggie Stiefvater

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jenarae's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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miagw962's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful mysterious reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

"I know you feel anxious on sunny days," Bryde remarked. 
"You haven't said it out loud. You barely think it. 
They love the sunny days, after all. They love a naked sky with a savage white sun set in it like a killer jewel. It doesn't worry them. It's a string of rainy days that makes them grow languid and unsteady. Energy draining, depression eating the marrow out of their bones. Rainy days aren't for them. Do you think a tree hates a rainy day?"

MAGGIE, I am in absolute awe of the way you write. To quote BTS, 'smooth like butter'. It's like drinking a really nice chocolate milkshake, it just goes down so smoothly and it's so easy to drink some more (that is such a bad analogy but it's fine hahaha). The way she writes characters is so unbelievably powerful. AHHHHH, I can't get enough of her writing about these characters and the stuff they get up to.

I don't have much else to say except Ronan was always my favourite so I'm so glad we get to explore his relationships, particularly with his brothers. Such an interesting dynamic has been built up over The Raven Cycle series and I'm so glad to see it here again. The story itself didn't affect me as much as some of those books but it was still really intriguing, very much making me want to pick up the next book. Also, making me want to reread The Raven Cycle which could be dangerous for meeeeee.

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thecourtofreading's review

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dark emotional reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

"does any part of you still look at the sky and hurt?"

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betweentheshelves's review

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dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I will say, listening to this wasn't the best idea because I found it a little hard to follow in the beginning. Though that might also be because it's been forever since I read The Raven Cycle. But Ronan is one of my favorites, and I enjoyed getting to see his world expanded. And I'll still probably read the rest of the trilogy when they come out! I'm intrigued to see what happens next.

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trixiez's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny mysterious reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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claudiamacpherson's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing so. much. I obviously love fantasy as a genre, but the way Stiefvater writes it is unlike any other writer I know. It’s part of her stories—an important part—but they still feel so <i>real</i> and close to the real world. I’m often turned off by (what I feel to be gratuitous) grittiness or violence in stories, but Stiefvater always makes me care enough about the characters that I’ll power through those parts. I loved the Ronan/Adam scenes, though they were few and far between, and I enjoyed getting to know Declan better (shockingly, he’s not nearly as annoying as he seemed). However, I definitely missed the characters and found family from the The Raven Cycle.

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dandelioness's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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gothicmoon's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

HOW IS ADAM AS A SIDE CHARACTER? HOW IS HE PERCEIVED WHEN HES NOT CARRYING THE PLOT ON HIS BACK? dreamer trilogy-only fans please advise 

lindenmere beautiful declan beautiful farooq-lane beautiful liliana beautiful hennessy beautiful everything everything everything . 

parsifal is so annoying god bless . reminds me too much of myself /: 

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pagesofquinn's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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