Review| The Raven Boys

17675462Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Series: The Raven Cycle #1

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

Release Date: September 18, 2012

Format: Hardback from Library


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.{}

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My Review:

Psychics, boarding school, and a persnickety Camaro, what else could you want in a novel?

The answer to that is: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! This story is perfect on its own. There is nothing more that I could add to make it better, that being said here is a little bit about it to snag you in:


Is the point of view from which the story is told. She is the glue that connects all of the characters together. And is the main focus of all the magic that is being gathered in Henrietta. She is stronger than she knows, and is more magical than she gives herself credit for.


Is the ring leader of the Aglionby boys. Gansey is loved and hated by the Aglionby boys, and especially Blue. He is a truly good guy who is constantly saying the wrong thing, and not realizing it till it’s too late, and he is unable to take it back. He is the embodiment of old money.


Is the odd man out. He is an Aglionby boy, and he is poor. He cannot get away from Gansey and loves him like a friend, but he also can’t stand him because he represents money. He is the foil to Gansey.


Is a loose cannon. He looks for the fast easy way, and does not care about the consequences. He wants to only care about himself, but in actuality he cares too much for everybody else.

The Psychics

Are a wonderful group of women that have the ability to have forethought and take care of themselves and their family because of it. Each woman has her specific talent, including Blue, and they are all important and dependent upon each ability to operate correctly.

Henrietta, Virgina

Is a magical place. It is beautiful, mystical and completely real. Everyone, but Gansey is trying to get away and grow beyond what Henrietta has to offer. Gansey needs Henrietta, he is not real without this town.

Stone ruins in Henrietta, VA




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