Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

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Young Adult , Science Fiction/Fantasy

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Call Down the Hawk
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: 2019
Call #: YA Fiction Stief.M

“Call Down the Hawk” is the first book in a follow-up series to Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle. Stiefvater does not miss a beat with her newest edition to the world of the Raven Boys. If anything, she is only getting better. I often had to stop and just appreciate how beautiful and imaginative her writing is. The story focuses on Ronan Lynch and a new character to the series, Jordan Hennessey. Both are “dreamers” and have the ability to pull just about anything their mind can conceive from their dreams and into the real world. Just like a dream these can be wonderful and fantastical, but they can also be scary and dangerous. The story is also told from the perspective of Carmen Farooq-Lane. Carmen isn’t a dreamer, but she is working for a shadowy organization that is hunting down any and all dreamers they can find to stop an impending apocalypse with the help of seers who catch glimpses of the destruction that is to come. All three stories and more are woven together into gripping story that will leave you a little sad when you finish because it will leave you only wanting more. Highly recommend for Raven Cycle and urban fantasy fans. If you are new to this series, you can read “Call Down the Hawk” without first reading the “The Raven Boys,” but you will be missing some context and references made in the book.  This book is also excellent on audio. Will Patton returns as the reader – one of my absolute favorite audiobook readers.


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