This review may include spoilers
5/5 |Scriber Rating
Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance |Genre
468 pages |Kindle Edition
September 18th 2012 |Published
“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 the Shiver 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.
I love this book. I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing, so atmospheric. I love the way she has written the characters. They’re all so realistic and individualistic. My favourite is Ronan, I think I can relate to him the most.
I understand each of their passions and what motivates them. They all have lives. It seems silly to state but it is important for characters to have that as it brings them to life.
I don’t have anything negative to say.
This is a book which must be read in isolation. And you must try to focus on the story. It’s hard with the way the author has written the book but it is worth it. It gets so much easier and it stays on your mind. It isn’t a book you should rush to finish. I took my time with this. I was admiring Maggie Stiefvater’s writing, which is why this book has become a favourite of mine.
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