The Raven Boys | Book Review

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Hey Epic Geeks,

I finally picked up The Raven Cycle series and let me just tell you, I’m in love. Today I’m bringing you my full review of Book #1; The Raven Boys.

The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater is a young adult, fantasy novel. This is book one of four. Blue Sargent is raised in a house full of psychics without any psychic ability. Blue instead enhances psychic power, making everything louder. Throughout her entire life, she was warned if she kissed her true love, they would die. She gave herself two rules, 1. avoid boys, 2. Especially avoid the rich Aglionby boys (because they were jerks). When walking with her mother grabbing names of the dead, she finally sees one of the spirits … a boy named Gansey. At the diner she works at, she was drawn to Gansey and three other Raven Boys from Aglionby academy. This immediately gained her friends and new adventures in her life, even against her mother’s will.

The Raven Boys immediately drew me in, just like the Raven Boys drew Blue in. I gave this novel a five-star review without hesitation. The story, characters, and everything about it was amazing. I instantly wanted to read the next three books. There was a really nice mix of paranormal and adventure, but not too much to override the story, making it feel overdone or fake. One of my favorite parts is how each character is written. They are easily distinguishable and their own person, growing and developing. Maggie did this so smoothly even though she had a large cast of characters and switching point of view.  Her writing style is definitely unique, but I loved it. I definitely recommend it and cannot wait until I finish the others!

I thoroughly enjoyed The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater. Look forward to the next three reviews because I’m sure they’ll be coming. Do you have any theories for The Raven Boys? Do you enjoy theorizing and headcanons? Talk to me down below because what’s better than fangirling?

In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,

Kayla

 

  • Kay

    This is hands down my favorite YA series!! So beautifully written, and the characters and friendships are just spectacular. I hope you enjoy the rest as much as I did!

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