The Raven Boys

8 Jan

I finally had the chance to read Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys and I want to start the second book right away. I picked up The Raven Boys for a few reasons, it’s something I’ve been meant to read for awhile now and when I picked it up I was expecting a much more “male-oriented” story (as per my reading resolutions for the new year) and I was surprised to find that the story begins with a female character. But, now that I’ve read the story I think that both boys and girls would be interested in this fantasy-mystery story.

Blue Sargent lacks her mother’s psychic abilities, but strengthens the energy around her. And ever since she’s been young, she’s been warned by her mother, aunts, cousins, and other psychics that she cause her true love to die. When Blue becomes tangled up with four boys from Aglionby, the local private school, in a quest for magic, a Welsh King, and a reward that could save a boy’s life.

For me, this started out really interestingly and only got better as I read through the story. The characters were well-developed with back stories that made sense to the story and gave the story the richness to make it so interesting. There were twists and turns throughout the story that were well-written and made me pause as I was reading to take it all in.

I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the second book in the series – The Dream Thieves. For more information about author, Maggie Stiefvater, check out her website.

Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: 2012
Page Number: 408 pgs.


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