The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Series: The Raven Cycle #1
“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. (Goodreads)
Blue lives in a home with a family full of psychics and is the only one who does not have the ability. But one night while in a churchyard, she sees a boy's spirit. This means that he is either her true love or that she killed him. She never thought that she would ever associate with a Raven Boy but finds herself drawn to a group of them.
This is the first book I have read by Maggie Stiefvater and I am absolutely in love with her writing style already. The characters were all very well developed. I felt like I knew each and every one of them and they were all unique and had their own distinct voice. A lot of people have mentioned that they didn't care for the character names in this book but I actually enjoyed them. They were very different from the names we usually see. I never once had a hard time keeping track of who was who, and I really enjoyed knowing the background of each character.
This book just sucked me in and spit me out wanting more. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I would definitely recommend that you check this book out if this is a genre that you enjoy. Oh! I have to mention that this book has an absolutely beautiful cover! The picture doesn't quite show how pretty it is in person.
* I paid for this book with my own money and this is my honest opinion.
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