Tuesday, March 25, 2014

{Book Review} The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Read by Will Patton
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Released: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Audio Books
Genre: Fiction- YA: Fantasy, paranormal
How I got it: Received for free during a summer promotion


“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Review: I found this to be extremely interesting. Blue is a little blah about the whole thing or maybe that was just because of the narrators impersonation.  She was a good kid but when everything got weird she didn't freak out she just went along for the ride. Then again she lived in a house of psychics, so I guess it probably took a bit more to weird her out than a normal person. I'm really not sure what to make of Gansey, he was very responsible for a kid his age but seemed out of sorts. I liked and could relate to Adam the best, I had hopes for him and Blue. Being the first book in the series I felt this was more of a getting to know everyone and the situation book. The plot pulled me in and kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more. I liked how the clues were dropped for not only Gansey and his crew but the reader as well. I also enjoyed the twists that the plot had to offer. Yet by the end I was left with more questions than answers. I was hoping for more closure at the end of the book than what I got. Hopefully book two will hold more answers and not more questions



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