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

Hi, everybody!

I’m so sorry for not posting on Wednesday but it was a very hectic day.

Anyway, I have a new book review for you today.

Titel: The Raven Boys

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publishing Date: September 18th 2012

Pages: 416

Rating: 4.75/5

Synopsis (Goodreads)

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.

My Review

On my blog I once said I had no interest in reading this book, but then I saw it in the bookshop so I though: “Well, why not?” So I read the synopsis and was sold immediatly and bought it.
It’s an incredible exciting book with complex but lovely characters.
It’s impossible for me now to choose a favorite Raven Boy. They’re all so different and special.

Gansey enjoys a luxurious life. But a thing you wouldn’t expect from him at first is that he’s obsessed with finding a king. For months he looking for ley lines and that way he hopes to find and wake the king. Gansey looks very confident and he kind of is but he want everyone to like him and that’s why he’s a little afraid of Blue.
Bleu is the daughter of a psysic and lives with several other ones. Blue does everything to not attract boys’ attention because of the prophesy but then she’s drawn into the Raven Boys’ life. She doesn’t really like Gansey but she does seem to like Adam.
Adam, in contrast to his friends, hasn’t got much money. Despite that he does go to the elite school Aglioby. Adam doesn’t want others to look out for him and he wants to have his life in his own hands. This was on a lot of moments quite frustrating. He has problems at home, with himself and there’s anger and frustration inside him. It’s cute though how he feels about Blue.
A third Raven Boy is Noah. He doesn’t has a big role in the first part. He’s a quiet person and is a lot seperated from the others.
The last Raven Boy is Ronan. Even though he does appear much more he is a lot more mysterious than Noah. After the death of his father he’s changed a lot. He mostly looks very unkind and it seems as if he’s built a big wall around him to keep all his secrets safe. I’m very curious what will happen to him in the next books.

Magie Stiefvater has a very beautiful writtingstyle although I think some parts are a little bit too unclear.

This book was so good! It totally surprised me and it’s something I’ve never read before. Definitely recomend it if you look for something different. 😉

Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Comment below or send a link to your review if you have one. I’d love to read it! So, I will see you (hopefully :p ) on Wednesday. 🙂


Katniss Potter Booklover xxx


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