Book Review- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Read the synopsis here

The Raven boys is a story that follows 4 boys that go to the prestigious Aglionby school a pre-ivy league high school full of old money

Stuck up boys and the story of Blue a wealth less psychics daughter who will kill her true love with a kiss.

Blue is an energy source, when she is around psychics strength are stronger and she helps with her families business.
Ronan is the bad boy with no heart of gold insight, he’s quick to anger and has some deep issues but is a complex character and I’m intrigued to know more about him.
Gansy is the leader of the boys on a quest to find the infamous welsh king that is said to grant a favor to the one that wakes him.
Adam is a poor boy who’s pride is bigger then his brains he has worked and saved to go to the infamous ivy league high school so he can work his way up and never need to worry about money in his future.
Noah is a quite boy who seems to know everything and is really an enigma at the start of the book.

The narrator tells the stories of Blue and the Raven boys until they inevitably cross paths, become friends and start going on missions and adventures to find the ley lines and the infamous king.

Blue is one of my favorite characters. I love her style, her friendship with all the boys, her relationship with her mother and extended family. She’s very family orientated and straightforward, there’s no real situation that makes her ‘strong’ but I’d want her on my team, really I’d like to just hang out with her and go on adventures.

There were some really great scenes between the boys and Blue;

“How do you feel about helicopters?”
There was a long pause. “How do you mean? Ethically?”
“As a mode of transportation.”
“Faster than camels, but less sustainable.”

“I guess I make things that need energy stronger. I’m like a walking battery.”
“You’re the table everyone wants at Starbucks,” Gansey mused as he began to walk again.
Blue blinked. “What?”
Over his shoulder, Gansey said, “Next to the wall plug.”

He said, ” I’ve always liked the name Jane.” Blue’s eyes widened. “Ja–what? Oh! No, no, You can’t go around naming people other things because you don’t like their real name. “I like Blue just fine,”Gansey said. He didn’t believe she was really offended.”

4 out of 5 stars ****

This book was a great read and there’s not much I can fault with it I really enjoyed Maggie’s writing. The narration was fantastic, all the characters were very individual and had interesting backstories and dreams but there was nothing that REALLY amazed me so I’m giving this one a 4/5 rating.

 

 QOTD: Does anyone have any theories for the second book? and did anyone get the feeling that Ronan is in love with Gansy or was that just me and my wishful thinking?

 

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