The Raven Boys

raven boysTitle: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Local Library

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.

This book sounded so good, I really really wanted to read this book. Now that I’ve read it I understand how some people say that either you’ll like this book or you won’t there is no in-between. I understand that and then somehow broke that. I like this book. It started out beautifully. I loved it sucked me in and never let go.

I like Blue how she isn’t a clairvoyant in house full of clairvoyants. The boys relationship is also very interesting to me. I wanted to know how this one person, Gansey, that they gather around managed to instil this loyalty. At one point their relationship was simple they were group that stuck together because of Gansey. Gansey is the glue that holds them. Then there was a moment where I saw that their relationship was more complicated than I thought. Especially when it came to Adam.

Now the bad news. I like this book but I also don’t like it at the same time. As I kept reading the black hole that was sucking me in seemed to slowly fade away. The further I delved into the book the more out of depth I felt. I found myself wondering whether or not there was another book before this book. Quite quickly I didn’t quite understand what was happening. Maybe I’m just dumb but I couldn’t keep up with what they were talking about. This was about the place where I gave up. Yes, that’s right I didn’t finish this book. I didn’t even make it half-way but I still like it.

I didn’t like this book because I couldn’t understand or wrap around in my head the events or where the story was going. I didn’t like that, it frustrated me and so I gave up. It was really complicated and full of detail that I felt just weighed down on the story. I like this book because a large part of what I did read I loved. I’m not sure I would recommend this book. If it sounds good to you go ahead and read it!


3 thoughts on “The Raven Boys

  1. I just finished reading this book. I made two attempts because the first time I actually found myself kinda bored for the first couple of chapters and yes it was rather confusing at first. I wasn’t too sure what the actual plot was so I put it down. Then I finally gave it a second chance and surprisingly it was really good. But I do know what you mean by loving and hating it at the same time. I personally think that the first book just started out really slow and you will have to read the rest to kind of get to the exciting part or at least the main plot…..who knows…LOL I rambled too much.

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