Fantasy, Review, Young Adult

The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 19/09/2012
Genre: Young Adult. Fantasy.
Series: The Raven Cycle #1
Format: Paperback
Pages: 421
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why – either he is her true love or she has killed him.

Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower – a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour.

Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can’t imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them?

Oh. My. God. This book… I am lost for words on how to describe this book.

I had been hearing so many good things about The Raven Boys when I finally decided to pick it up – I had had it, along with The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue sitting on my shelves looking pretty for a couple of months and thought it was about time that I took the plunge into this series. I started reading and before I knew it, I was at the end and starting onto book 2.

I love how Stiefvater creates the world and the characters. Her words literally paint the pictures in your mind. I know for certain that The Raven Cycle is going to be one of those series that sticks with me. I cannot wait to move onto the other books. 


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