Just one? HAHAHA. Okay, but know that there are hundreds more.
One of the biggest reasons I like the Raven Cycle so much is the characters. They feel more like real people than some real people do. They are complicated and dynamic and interesting. Their relationships unfold so beautifully…. For weeks after I finished Dream Thieves, all I wanted to do was reread all my favorite moments, to memorize how these wonderful-terrible people lived their lives. I wanted to know how Gansey drinks a cup of coffee and how Blue hangs up her apron for Nino’s. I wanted to see every glance that Ronan gives Adam when he thinks no one is looking, every silly prank they concoct with Noah. I wanted to be there when they entered Cabeswater for the first time, to see how they reacted. I wanted to watch Kavinsky race and the ladies of 300 Fox Way do a reading. It’s so rare that characters come to life like that, stepping off the page as easily as Chainsaw came out of a dream. It’s what makes these books so special.
My contribution for 2014 Battle of the Bins…. The fantastical map of recycling! (Places include the Lonely Mountain, Berk, Camp Half-Blood, Hogwarts, the Misty Mountains, Winterfell, The Narnia Lamppost, All of Time and Space AKA the TARDIS, Camelot, Gondor, and Fangorn Forest. With Smaug on top.)