NOVELLA REVIEW: Opal by Maggie Stiefvater

It won’t be what you imagined, but it’ll be just as good.

Synopsis: 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.

Published March 1, 2018 by Scholastic Inc. 

Format: Kindle e-book (38 pages)

Series: The Raven Cycle #4.5

Other books in the series: 

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She was to only tell the truth because Ronan always told the truth, but she felt this was the most unfair rule of all because Ronan could dream himself a new truth if he liked and she had to stick with the one she was currently living.

It wasn’t really possible for me to not like this novella, because I loved The Raven Boys, and from his first scene where he tells Gansey that he didn’t take notes for him because he thought Gansey was dead in a ditch, I already knew Ronan Lynch was going to be my favorite. And somehow that little twist about him is just so much sweeter because it’s nothing what I could have expected from such a “rough around the edges” character. I love Ronan Lynch with all my heart and I’m just so happy that soon (hopefully sooner rather than later…) I’m going to get to read more about him!! I CANNOT WAIT!!!

P.S. You know how you could change your phone’s name somewhere in your settings? Well, mine is named Ronan Lynch. Yeah, I’m a big nerd. And that’s how much I love Ronan Lynch… he’s so dream-yyyyy 😉

And because Opal is my beloved Ronan’s creation, of course I’m fond of her, too. Stiefvater’s characters are just so well developed, it’s hard to not like anyone, really.

Opal hated this small animal world and all its small, limiting rules.

In Opal, we got to see the relationship between Adam and Ronan in someone else’s perspective. Beyond that, I loved her interactions with Adam and Ronan and how she’s so stubborn, just as you would expect from anyone coming from Ronan’s dreams.

Overall, I loved it, and it’s worth every cent I paid for it, and possibly more!

As always, I appreciate you reading this, whoever you are. Have a magical day!

Have you read The Raven Cycle series? If so, who was your favorite Raven Boy?

Are you excited for the upcoming Dreamer trilogy?

Sincerely Peachy (1)

9 thoughts on “NOVELLA REVIEW: Opal by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. I recently read Opal as well and I loved it so much! Now I definitely cannot wait to read the Dreamer trilogy! And I’d like to say that I love all the Raven Boys equally but if I had to choose a favourite it’d be Gansey 🙂

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  2. I haven’t read this yet, as I don’t like spending money on short stories – I’m hoping it will be included in the back of the new trilogy haha. If they don’t, do you think I’ll miss anything important when it comes no the new trilogy?
    Great review! 🙂

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    1. Ugh the reply sent before I was done. So, there’s something that happened towards the end that will likely be important for the new Dreamer trilogy. And some decisions were made that kind of sets where Adam and Ronan stands? If you’re a Pynch fan, either way, you’re missing out!!

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