Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5) by Maggie Stiefvater

Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)

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.

Details Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)

TitleOpal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)
Release DateMar 1st, 2018
PublisherScholastic Inc.
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Short Stories, Paranormal, Lgbt

Reviews Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)

  • Em
    I need four shots of vodka and a five hours hug
  • Melanie
    1.) The Raven Boys ★★★★★2.) The Dream Thieves ★★★★★3.) Blue Lily, Lily Blue ★★★★★4.) The Raven King ★★★★★ “She loved him the best when he was very sad or very serious or very happy. ” You all, I can’t even begin to put into words how good it felt to be back in this world. And Opal is such an amazing protagonist to see the world through. She’s so curious, and so precious. My favorite secret. I love...
  • Nat
    SourceIf you've previously read my reviews* for any of the books in the Raven Cycle, you probably know by now that I'm a huge fan of Ronan Lynch. So finding out about this short story dedicated to Opal, aka Ronan's dream girl, had me beyond keen on returning to their world.“She was to remember that she was a secret.”Set after the events of The Raven King, this story, like all the best things, starts with a dream. And just like that, upon open...
  • C.G. Drews
    Ohhh my heart is very very full right now. Like it's not freaking secret that I ADORE this series and this was perfect. I don't even generally like novellas (or paying half my liver and soul for like 35 pages awffk) but THIS IS MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR. MY FAVOURITE SERIES. MY FAVOURITE RAVEN BOY. (Ronan.) MY FAAAAVOURITE while I wait wretchedly for the Ronan trilogy. And it. was. perfect.(Except obviously too short. But you knew that was coming right...
  • Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
    Um screw Maggie Stiefvater for being so damn talented holy shit..... it isn't just how she writes, it's what she writes and the emotions and thoughts she explores. So unique and captivating... I will never get tired of reading her work.Also, I love Adam so much and I missed him so much and now that I'm finished this I miss him again. No character will ever compare to him in my books. Also, give me the dreamer trilogy right now and make every chap...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    #1 The Raven Boys ★★★★★#2 The Dream Thieves ★★★★★#3 Blue Lily, Lily Blue ★★★★★#4 The Raven King ★★★★★#4.5 Opal ★★★★★How could I possibly, in any way, shape or form, give this less than 5 stars? I've become so obsessed with this series and these wonderful characters, and all this did was make me crave the Ronan trilogy even more than I already was.Opal is precious, bizarre, hilarious, and a legitim...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    4 Stars (5++++++++ Stars for Adam and Ronan) "It won't be what you imagined, but it'll be just as good." Holy hell have I missed these characters. This is only 30 pages, but Ronan and Adam are just as dynamic and interesting as they are in TRC. There's hints of both of them maturing and healing, as well as making plans for the future, and it's amazing.But-- and I know I'm the minority here... I don't love Opal? I think she's funny. I think she'...
  • Hamad
    Post-reading review:Adammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤I like adam but I am not the biggest fan of RonanThe writing style gets 5 starsThe story gets 3, nothing too special as the rest of the series!(already read it twice to make sure I didn't miss anything)Pre reading review:Adammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ Post-reading review:Adammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️...
  • Deborah Obida
    I love it! This is amazing, its just so short, why is this not longer? The setting of the novella is the summer after the incident at Cabeswater, Only Adam, Ronan and Orphan girl are present in this biok, even at that its amazing to read about these three adapting to regular life especially Orphan girl.Opal(i.e Orphan girl) is the narrator of this book, its so cool been in her head, her thoughts about human life is hilarious, even the way she vie...
  • Ronak Gajjar
    THE PERFECTION! I literally have like no words enough how to describe my feelings after again submerging myself into the world of The Raven Boys. I have missed them and this excerpt is one more perfect drop into the Cabeswater of memories! For me, the wonderful way to express after reading Opal: Opal is as abstract as Ronan’s dreams.P.S.: This will always remain my favourite gang!
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    I can’t wait to have a entire trilogy of freaking Ronan!❤I need more Adam.😫And I loved Opal😍Adam and Ronan in this were a blessing that I really needed it. I NEED MORE NOW! “Opal often got full days of him, only having to share with Chainsaw, who Opal resented hugely and sometimes daydreamed of eating” yes😂. Everyone wants Ronan. I can’t wait to have a entire trilogy of freaking Ronan!❤️I need more Adam.😫And I loved ...
  • The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
    4.25 stars!!!I'm willing to sell both of my kidneys for additional Pynch moments. I. AM. THAT. DESPERATE. This book is once again, a tease. I won't be guilty to admit that I was dying to read this book because I expected a lot of Ronan and Adam moments here but I was damn disappointed!!! But nonetheless, I'll take what I can get. It's better to have something than nothing right?This story is intriguing because Maggie hinted some things and some c...
  • Cesar
    5 stars.38 pages of bittersweet moments that made me smile. It's nice to come back to the Raven Cycle world with my two favorite boys and their companion, Opal. This may have been a short novella, but it was definitely worth reading.I've always been curious about Opal and Ronan and their dynamics since their personalities are different. With Opal, we get to see how she sees the world and the way she acts around Ronan and Adam. Then we have our fa...
  • Maria
    MY HEART IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE this was so adorable and sad and funny and magical AND it’s provided me with more questions than answers ANYWAY i need ronan trilogy NOWW IT EVEN HAS THE COVER NOW OMG ITS REALLY HAPPENING RONAN+ADAM+THEIR WEIRD CHILD? THAT’S EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED FROM LIFE THANK YOU THANK YOU 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
  • Nina ✿ Looseleaf Reviews ✿
    Yes hello it is 1:30 a.m. on March 1st and I am already done with this masterpiece. Excuse me while I read it at least 3 more times to process my emotions.
  • Kai
    “Sometimes bad ideas were so bad they looped right around until they became good ideas.”If this novella made me realise one thing, it's that I need to reread the Raven Cycle. So bad. No, but really, I don't even remember where Opal comes from. I'm aware that Ronan took her from one of his dreams and placed her in the real world but the particulars are still unclear to me.I was a little concerned that this novella might turn out to be slightly...
  • John Papadopoulos
    I loved this short story so so much! Made me realize how much I have missed them - fabulous! I soooo want more!!..
  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    HELL YEH RONAN AND ADAM and OPAL!!!!! LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! Really excited for the new trilogy to come out. 4.5 *“Sometimes bad ideas were so bad they looped right around until they became good ideas.”Right after saying this, Adam said, in a different voice, “I’m being a shithead.” “You are. And a shitfoot. Where are your shoes?” “Still under the table.” “Opal, could you get them for him?”Opal could not, because it was too bor...
  • Stacee
    Well. This had me confused in parts because it’s been so long since I read the series and now I’ll have to prioritize my reread. However, I loved seeing things from Opal’s POV and of course Ronan and Adam and my sweetness, Chainsaw. I’ve never wanted the Ronan books more.
  • Nasom
    This was such a cute read. How I missed my fave, Ronan. I wished there was more of him because there can never be too much Ronan lol. Opal was an interesting character and I loved reading from her perspective. It was cool to read about her exploring the real world and trying to adjust to the fact that she cant do the things she could in the dream world.Adam was okay, I may be the only person in the bookverse that isn't that fond of him but oh wel...
  • ✨Brithanie
    4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "He had always been dying in his dreams, or getting small pieces cut off him, or being pitted against faceless gunmen. Nuclear bombs exploded in his hands and fish broke through windows to ruin sofas and myriad bodies showed up in myriad driveways. Not all of his dreams were terrible, but that made them collectively worse, not better." Didn't know I needed this. Obviously not going to be writing a full review, as this is a ...
  • Faye*
    OH MY GOD THIS WAS PERFECTION, I LOVED IT*******6 March 2018Starting this today thanks to this amazing sweetheart and this wonderful cutie. Thanks again ladies, you rock!!
  • Roobie
    ⭐5 stars⭐ It was funny how a dream really just contained the absolute best and absolute worst parts of the animal world. She'd been so afraid of the absolute worst that she'd forgotten how she missed the absolute best. ⭐️5 stars⭐️ It was funny how a dream really just contained the absolute best and absolute worst parts of the animal world. She'd been so afraid of the absolute worst that she'd forgotten how she missed the absolut...
  • joanna ☽
    this book features in this blog post on starburnt readsadam and ronan?adam and ronan.seriously though, this was really well written (as always, ha, it's stiefvater), and i loved opal's unique voice and way of seeing the world. i also love how there was actually a plot and sense of intrigue/mystery. short stories often fall flat for me or bore me, because sometimes it takes a while for me to get really into a story, and i walk away feeling like th...
  • aria [dear darling reader]
    When I heard Maggie was doing something with Adam and Ronan, I was super excited! Becauseeeee... I love them in the original series and I want to read more about them and their relationship. I didn't expect it to be like this though.• I'm pretty much like Opal right now, I have no fucking clue what just happened.• The writing is just as eerie and mysterious, but reading it from Opal's POV, kinda didn't work for me. Don't get me wrong, Opal's ...
  • Eli
    This was very adorable and I want more and an full book about Ronan and Adam because I mean... best couple ever??? And they‘re already like the perfect family with Opal and Chainsaw?Also I need to reread the raven boys again because I miss them all 😭