The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Summary: Blue is the daughter of a physic, so it would be normal for her to walk around in a graveyard with her physic aunt talking to souls. While she is talking to souls she encounters Gansey; a rich boy with a taste for adventure. There is just one problem with this Gansey, he goes to Aglionby. The only private school where Blue lives. Where all the snobby rich boys go to. The boys known as the Raven Boys. Although she knows to stay away from Gansey she can’t help but be attracted to him and like all of his friends. Adam is the poor boy who goes to the private school because of his scholarship. Ronan is the fierce warrior who shows his anger to hide his true feelings and emotions. Noah is shy and timid. Quiet yet brave. Yet Blue has been warned. Once she kisses her one true love then that true love will die. She hasn’t had a problem with this. She never even considered falling in love, but now that she had met the Raven Boys, she doesn’t know what to think anymore.
My Review: I don’t know how many times people have been telling me to read this book. I just did not want to read it because of Maggie’s previous series Shiver. Which I wasn’t such a big fan of. Then last weekend was the last straw. When I went to the Miami Book Fair to see Michelle Hodkin and saw Maggie and she was talking about the Raven Boys. I am glad that I went to that fair. This series hooked me by the 5th chapter. I literally finished this book in 1 day. I had to stay up at night to read it. And now I am reading the second book. I really like all the characters in this book especially Blue and Gansey. I also really liked Noah and Ronan. It is just Adam that I have mixed feelings about. Other than that this book really grabs you and you can’t stop reading it. At first it could be confusing because you need to get used to the new world. I would really recommend this book to you people who like fantasy. Just like my last review i didn’t really have a favorite part. I had a few parts that I really liked including the part where she meets Gansey for the first time or her visions.
My favorite quote from this book:
“Is this thing safe?”
“Safe as life,” Gansey replied.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys