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Book report: The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater

Mridu

The Raven Boys

It took me way longer to reach to The Raven Boys. Honestly, they have been on my radar ever since I have discovered Booktube and PaperFury of course.

You know how Cait is like obsessed with this series and I had to read the book to understand. Yes.

Verdict: I am still as clueless as to what the book was about when I had read it to when I had not read it but the good point is: IT WAS ADDICTIVE ENOUGH FOR ME TO NOT PUT IT DOWN. Yes. Imagine not being able to understand almost anything and you just want to read and read and read.

Before I start blabbering about how I didn’t understand anything, I think you as readers should be provided with some perspective. So what is The Raven Boys all about?

What is The Raven Boys all about?

“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.

My review for The Raven Boys…

75% of the book I had finished and I was still wondering what I was reading?

Yet not once did I want to put it down, I was so addicted to the characters, the writing, the plotline that I had to continue reading to know further, to understand the plotline better.

SO YES. Pick this book up for these reasons:

Unique Plot

I haven’t read anything close to this storyline ever, so it was all very refreshing for me. Talking trees, ghosts, future predictions, psychics, suspense, thrill and awesome characters with great character storylines.

Characters

The characters are just so unique and so very well fleshed out. They have unique storylines, not the ones you will just be like oh hey yeah– you know a group of four friends so let’s just stereotype them but uh no.. they are well developed and also very very relatable.

The writing

Lovely, fantastic, magical, dreamy, moody, honest, real. I don’t know how else can I describe it? You are addicted to it, you want more of it, you just want to dwell yourself in it because the writing is just spellbinding.

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

“In the end, he was nobody to Adam, he was nobody to Ronan. Adam spit his words back at him and Ronan squandered however many second chances he gave him. Gansey was just a guy with a lot of stuff and a hole inside him that chewed away more of his heart every year.”

“It was the way she felt when she looked at the stars.”

Evidence enough for you to go through and pick up this book maybe?

The plot

I have been reading a lot of fantasy, watching weird paranormal stuff, but this story was something else entirely. It was magical, paranormal, fantastical, lovely, romantic?

The excitement

So well, as I have mentioned, I wasn’t caught up with the story or understood what was going on but every page, every paragraph actually had something new, all the feelings and all the love. You will feel the needed, the required and the wanted. What else do you want from a good book?

I am definitely looking forward to other parts in this series for my adventure to grow and excitement to blow up!  xD


Rating: 3/5 stars

Will I continue the series: HELL YES.

Buy The Raven Boys:

Love,

Mridu

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