Sunday, December 21, 2014

#94: The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, 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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.


  • Kindle: 26394 KB
  • Print Length: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (September 18, 2012)
  • ASIN: B0096T5P7O


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AUTHOR BIO:
After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer living in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.
She is also an award-winning colored pencil artist, plays several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes), and recently acquired a race car.


REVIEW:
An intricate tale.
For the first half of the book, I wasn't sure what was going on or where it was supposed to be going. Then it all started to fall into place and those things I didn't understand, suddenly became very clear.
Blue. What an interesting girl. I still don't know exactly what she is or what you would call her, but man, is she ever cool. Her family is too, and while you would think this book is about some boys based on the title, I felt the book was really about this ley line and Blue. Most importantly though, this book is about friendship. The bods between the boys and Blue are completely evident at the end.
I can't wait to read The Dream Thieves now and see what happens next.


3.5/5


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2 comments:

  1. Nice review; doesn't sound like my kind of book

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  2. These are good. Really liked the next two a well.

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