Once upon a time (actually, not that long ago) Maggie Stiefvater compiled a list of reasons for starting her Raven Cycle series, for those who have not. Among other reasons which would make no sense to those who aren't familiar with the series are these three in particular:
- boys behaving badly
- psychics behaving badly
- cars... behaving badly
Also, helicopters which are completely fine and behave as helicopters should. (Not that we're in any way denying them their rights to unique helicopter traits and personalities. By all means, helicopters. Do your thing. Just stay up, if possible.)

Following the release of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the third book in the Raven Cycle quartet, news have been scarce on this front. But now, at long last... news! News galore! The fourth book in The Raven Cycle, previously untitled, is now... well, titled. It, too, is acquiring a personality, even on this side of the release date.

The fourth and final book in the series will be titled The Raven King!

The title is reminiscent of the first book in the series, The Raven Boys, which - if you've been missing the subtle hints so far, is something you should go and pick up, if you haven't already. Alongside the novel, Maggie is also working on her artwork for a Raven Cycle tarot deck. While the tarot deck may not have a release date quite yet, us who are eagerly (and by eagerly, we mean obsessively) waiting for the final book are in for a treat.

The Raven King is due to be released on the 29th of September, 2015. 

This means that, if you're participating in NaNoWriMo, you won't have to devour it in a couple of days in order to make the unofficial deadline. We're excited. We're more than excited. Lexie is hanging upside-down from the chandelier as we speak. It's her favorite series.

(Crackpot) theories regarding this final book in the series abound. It would be easy to venture a guess that Maggie Stiefvater's most frequent Twitter request at the moment is not to do away with the character the plot has been threatening to do away with since book one. So far, the response has been ominous. But we have crackpot theories of our own, which take place after the dreaded death, and which set it all right in our minds. We're nothing if not book optimists! As for Maggie Stiefvater, well...

- boys behaving badly
- psychics behaving badly
- cars behaving badly

- Maggie Stiefvater behaving very badly (but writing amazingly, so we can't help but love it) 

If you're a Raven Cycle fangirl/fanboy and have stumbled upon our blog by accident... welcome, fellow soul. If you are anything else... welcome, fellow soul (also, read The Raven Cycle). In either case, you may find some of the links below useful. And if not... welcome, fellow soul! Also, we're on all manner of social media, slowly putting our plan to take over the world into action, because internet = world. So you may find us there, too. You should follow us. When we take over the world, you'll get cookies. 

The Raven Boys review | The Dream Thieves review | Blue Lily Lily Blue review coming up (when Lexie gets her wits about her and manages to form words)