Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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.
The Raven Boys was a really interesting and captivating book. At the very beginning we learn about the fact that if blue kisses her true love, she will kill him. We also learn who this person is and it was so interesting to see how the story went along as we learnt more about the characters and what occurred in the story. Throughout the book, we get a few scenes that are set in the future mainly about the moment where she would kill her true love. These parts where so captivating because they made you think, how are they going to fall in love? What’s going to happen up until that event? Why is she going to kill her true love? There are so many questions going through your head and it makes you want to continue reading onwards to the early hours in the morning.
Something I loved about the novel was the language used. It wasn’t over the top and it was easy to understand. the language in the book made the novel easy to read and understand, making the book something that a lot of people can read and love. I often find books that while I might understand as someone who is close to graduating school but for someone who has just began reading young adult books, they can be hard to understand and can be quite inappropriate for the age group.
I absolutely adore the characters in this book! I loved how each character had a certain depth to them that was unknown to you until you went further into the novel. A character I loved reading about was Gansey. He had such a depth to him that made him such as interesting character. At the beginning he is perceived as someone who is beyond his own age but it one scene of the book, we see past that to someone who seems so small and shy. It was so interesting to read about not only Gansey but all the Raven Boys. They all had a mysterious side that compelled you to read onwards. This lead to such a creative and beautifully written story.
Overall, I loved this book! The storyline was captivating, the characters were really interesting and the writing was wonderful. This story was a amazingly written book. I highly recommend this to everyone because it such a great book but in particularly, I recommend this book to those who like supernatural based books.
Rating: 5/5 stars!