The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Published: September 1st, 2012
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.
Review / Thoughts:
Wow, wow, wow. I have no words for this book.
I have been wanting to read this book for the longest time, and now that I have, I am beyond amazed by how good the story was. I was not expecting to be amazing, boy, did that change when I got to the middle of the book.
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Characters: Oh, my gosh. The characters in this book are flawless. It was instant love for me. They had me laughing my butt off and so much more. Ronan, Adam and Gansey are my favorite raven boys, so far. It might change, but I doubt it. They are just, ugh, you should already know if you have read this book.
Plot: The plot to The Raven Boys gave me a lot of The Lost Boys vibe – even though I have never seen the movie, but my mother has – I don’t know, that’s just the vibe I got. Not saying the plot is a bad, I mean, it is beautiful. Extremely beautiful.
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Most of the time, I was on the edge of my seat and biting my lip, especially when I got to the end of the book. Oh my, that ending. Why? Why? I almost cried when I realized that twist. What the heck is up with all of these plot twists in books I have read this year? Do authors just love to kill me? *pulls at my hair*
If you are reading this review, go pick up The Raven Boys if you haven’t already. I mean it, go add it to your To Be Read list.