Monday, April 18, 2016

The Raven Cycle Week 2016: Chainsaw!

Welcome to the start of The Raven Cycle Week here at Rally the Readers as we count down the days until the release of the final book, The Raven King, next week!

When we did a week of Raven Cycle-themed posts back in 2014 (was it really that long ago?!) to celebrate the release of book three, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, we dedicated the posts to all of the human characters, lol. Poor Chainsaw the raven didn't get a spotlight, and fixing that was a top priority for the 2016 edition of TRC Week. And what a fitting way to kick off a week of Raven Cycle posts than by talking about . . . a raven? XD

I love when animal friends figure prominently in books, and to me, Chainsaw is as integral to the group as Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Noah all are. She also seems uncannily intelligent, but then, considering her origin, that's not surprising.

One of my favorite, out of a multitude of favorite, things about the series is how much Ronan loves Chainsaw. Usually Ronan is all sharp edges and biting comments, but he smuggled Chainsaw in his backpack and took her to school so he could feed her. Ronan also brought Chainsaw on an expedition to the local dollar store with Gansey and Noah in The Dream Thieves because Dollar City allowed pets. I still laugh my ass off nearly three years later at the way Ronan loosely interpreted the store's pet policy.

Chainsaw is one special raven, not only because of her bond with Ronan, but because there's just something extraordinary about her. I can't wait to see if my hunch proves true in The Raven King. Who knows? Maybe she's Glendower's pet raven, or maybe she's been Glendower all along!

Do you love The Raven Cycle, too? Feel free to post this week on any Raven Cycle-related topic and add your link to the linky below! I'll also be adding my own links just so they're all in one place. :)


  1. Eeeep! Raven Cycle Week! *throws confetti* *runs around screaming* I'd said I was going to join up but work has been way to crazy I have no posts prepared. Sigh. I'm hoping the next two days at work will be quiet enough that I might whip something up, but if not, I'll be stalking your blog throughout REGARDLESS.

    Anyway, CHAINSAW. I LOVE when animal friends feature prominently in books to and the fact that Chainsaw comes from Ronan and the way he cares and loves her? It's THE BEST. That scene where he brings her into the Dollar Store: GOLD. XD I can't wait to see what surprises we'll get where she's concerned in TRK. Gah! I'm even more excited now - who knew that was even possible LOL!

    Oh and love The Raven Cycle decor ♥

    1. Aww, thank you! ♥ I'm happy that we got to recycle it for another Raven Cycle Week, lol. Ughhh, I know what you mean about work! The last few weeks have been INSANE; haven't been getting much reading done. :/

      Can you believe that we'll have TRK in our hands NEXT WEEK?!!!!! *Hyperventilates* I can't wait to catch up with everyone, including Chainsaw, but at the same time, I'm also worried about everyone, especially Gansey! :O

  2. I haven't read Blue's book yet, I have to because it's ending soon!

    I watched this docu on Netflix about British castles. One episode featured Caernarfon Castle, it spoke briefly of Glyndwr, he's the dude in the books right? If not, then big LOL to me :P

    1. It is Glendower! :D Ooh, I want to see this documentary on British castles; I love that kind of stuff! And you still have some time to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue; you got this, sis!

  3. Haha! Love the new blog template :D Chainsaw is so fascinating because of how incredibly unique she is. Not only is it original to have a raven as a pet, but where she came from is so special. I'm very intrigued by where the story can go with regards to her. I also really like how she shows that softer caring side of Ronan even if her name is quite descriptive of the personality he presents to the world.

    1. I'm thrilled that you've started reading The Raven Cycle, Jaclyn! :D I love Chainsaw's name. It's absolutely perfect for her, and I love how she has a special name for Ronan too. ♥


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