Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Book Review

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is 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 has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, 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 never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of theShiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes 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 DOES NOT DO THIS BOOK JUSTICE. I AM ONE FOR NOT GIVING ANY SPOILERS IN MY REVIEWS BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE SOMEONE TO TELL ME HOW IT ENDS OR THE EXACT THINGS THAT HAPPEN UNLESS I ASK THEM. MAGGIE HAS CRAFTED AND CREATED A WONDERFUL WORLD FULL OF MYTH AND PHYSIC ABILITIES. I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY BED READING THIS BOOK AND WHEN IT COMES OUT IN SEPTEMBER I WILL BE BUYING A COPY FOR MY LIBRARY. SO IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO READ AN ARC COPY TAKE IT BECAUSE THIS SERIES IS GOING TO BE EPIC!

       MY REVIEW
5 OF 5 RAVENS
I would like to thank Around The World ARC Tours for allowing me to read and review The Raven Boys. Maggie has a way with words and her story telling captures you right from the start and holds you to the end. You can't stop reading because you need to find out what is going to happen in the end.

TRB is a story laced with legends and myths and psychic premonitions. Blue lives in a small town where there is a private boys school. The rich and elite send their boys to this school and blue has two rules about The Aglionby School and The Raven Boys and that is to NEVER EVER date an Aglionby Boy and stay clear of The Raven Boys because they are nothing but trouble. This is going to be a hard thing to do when Blue and her mother go to the cemetery for St Mark's Eve.

On the Eve of St Mark's Eve while Blue and her mother are at the cemetery something happens to Blue that sets of a series of events that Blue and her family and the raven boys will go through. Blue will meet the shy Adam who likes her and gets her because he has secrets he is holding in. Then there is Noah who looks like death and keeps to himself. Then there is Gansey who is like the leader of the boys who is on a quest to find Glendower and some powerful ley lines. And Ronan who is the resident bad boy and totally swoon worthy boy! Lord he is such a tormented soul. Together this unlikely pack will have to unravel the mystery of the ley line and figure out what it means to follow your heart and be true to yourself.

Come along on this mythical ride where clues are left for the gang to solve and someone's death will hit this group hard and learn what it means to give total trust over to someone else. Maggie has set up Another world where you will not be able to stop reading and when you do it will leave you breathless and panting wanting more and more.Come along and find out what all the hoopla is about!


           About this author
All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She's made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

You can reach Maggie Stiefvater at the following places:
website: http://maggiestiefvater.com/

3 comments:

Braine Talk Supe said...

So jealous you got to read this first but good job on the review, it more than whetted my appetite.

Grace & Sam's story was really sad but TRB sounds like it's full of adventure. I am a fan of Maggie's writing style, she's so quirky in her interviews & really interacts with fans. She's a cool author to follow, this is on our TBR too btw.

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Tee said...

Braine,
Thank you so much I really loved this book and I can't wait to read the second book. I have not read her other series but I need to because she is a great author. Man if you can get your hands on this book read it ASAP you will not be disappointed.

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

This book sounds amazing. I really liked The Wolves of Mercy Falls so I'm sure this one will be just as good. Great Review!