Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Raven Boys Review

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)
Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: ARC for review
Rating: 4.5

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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.
Maggie Stiefvater is one of my all time favourite authors, I have and will continue to read whatever she puts out. I don't think anything she does in the future will ever be better than The Wolves of Mercy Falls though, I fell for that series... HARD <3 a="a" all="all" almost="almost" amazing="amazing" amongst="amongst" an="an" authors="authors" beautiful.="beautiful." being="being" best="best" boys.="boys." br="br" by="by" descriptice="descriptice" descritpion="descritpion" far.="far." for="for" found="found" he="he" her="her" i="i" in="in" is="is" it="it" little="little" maggie="maggie" makes="makes" me="me" much="much" nbsp="nbsp" of="of" one="one" other="other" out="out" poetic="poetic" point="point" raven="raven" s="s" seen="seen" she="she" stand="stand" that="that" the="the" thing="thing" though="though" to="to" too="too" used="used" ve="ve" was="was" world="world" writer="writer" writing.="writing.">
Despite The Raven Boys rather slow beginning, things picked up and I couldn't help falling in love with this book.  I loved all the characters Blue, Gansey, Noah, Adam, and Ronan. I think I would have loved them more if the book was written in first person so that I could get an inside look into their minds.

The concept that the books follows is an iteresting and unique one, that is better left being discovered for yourself instead of me trying to describe it. Trust me though, it is good and while reading it will touch base with all of your major emotions.

Damn you Maggie for creating such an enthralling ending that makes me want to read more NOW. I really don't know how I will wait... I would definitely recommend this book to Maggie Steifvater fans, and fans of YA in general. I can't see why you would not love this book as much or even more than I did.


  1. Damn you Maggie // ha ha , she has that effect
    gr8 review

  2. I just loved this book. So good. Love Maggie Stiefvater. Cannot wait for book two.

    Also, I liked the cover so much more in person. I loved the painting and the textures. Very pretty.


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