The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

the raven boysTitle: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication Date: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press
Rating: ★★★★
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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 was my first Maggie Stiefvater book so I really had no expectations for this. I started the book on a whim while I was on my way home but I stopped once the car was moving. When I got home, I put the book in the pile along with my other books and forgot about it. Months after, I decided to give the book another try. I didn’t stop reading this because of boredom, it really was just because I grew to be very busy and I forgot about it. Haha!

The book was really interesting, I was hooked since the prologue and I couldn’t stop reading. The way it was written was so poetic, unique and enchanting that I was left wanting more. It started a bit slow though, but as the story progressed, I found myself drawn further into the story. The concept of the story was really unique and the twists were so crazily awesome that I may have gasped a few times while reading.

“My words are unerring tools of
destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.”

The characters were so well-written and interesting. They left an impression on me in a way that’s made me care for these fictional characters. Hahaha! For now, I can’t pick a favorite character for I love them all equally. Let’s see if it stays this way once I get to read the next books in the series.

I’m really interested to see how the story unfolds with the rest of the books and I’m really looking forward to more of Maggie Stiefvater’s works.


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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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