Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Dust Jacket Summary
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, and he’s 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; Ronon, 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.

A spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

My Review
The best description of this book is cool, very cool. I adore author Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style; it’s so unique and descriptive. She expertly dives into the minds of all her characters and her story is expertly plotted. The supernatural component of this story is very “ancient aliens.” If you have no idea what that means, basically it lives on the edge of what could be real.

Blue and Gansey are superb characters. I especially enjoyed Blue’s style and down-to-earth determination. Fans of Stiefvater’s previous work (Shiver Trilogy and The Scorpion Races) will not be disappointed by the first in this four book saga.

PS – If you ever have a chance to go to one of Maggie’s signings – GO! I went to her signing at King’s English a couple weeks ago and have never laughed so hard at an author event. She’s witty, personable and very entertaining.

CONTENT NOTE: Use of occasional foul language, including about five F-words.

The Raven Boys is available in all formats everywhere books are sold.

Have YOU read it? I’d love to hear what you thought.


4 thoughts on “Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. I love Maggie's writing style, too. I'm constantly highlighting things in my kindle because she says things in such interesting ways. I enjoyed this book a lot. The only drawback is that now I have to wait for the next ones. I almost wish I'd have waited until just before the fourth one comes out so I could have read them all at once.

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