About: The Raven Boys, 409 pages, is a fiction novel written by Maggie Stiefvater. It was published in 9/18/2012 by Scholastic Press. The genres are fantasy, paranormal, young adult, and magic. There are 4 books in The Raven Cycle series: 1. The Raven Boys, 2. The Dream Thieves, 3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and 4. The Raven King. This author lives in Virginia and has written a few other books.
My Experience: I started reading The Raven Boys on 7/3/16 and finished it on 7/4/16. It’s so great to spend the holidays reading. I stayed up the whole night reading this book because I loved it when I can wake up late the next day. I have seen many raves of this and the second book, but have restrained myself from reading the reviews or synopsis. I am in for a surprise. Late night readings on ghosts, yes, I felt the creeps. I thought about the TV show supernatural as I read on. I don’t love it but I don’t dislike it. The story is well written and I do cry for when Adam is hurt. I like that Gansey is smart about money even though Adam thinks otherwise. He’s smart when he thinks that living in the dorms, the money would be gone when school is over, but if buy a house, it can be sold when all is done. I like the Raven Boys friendships because of how they care for each other, despite rich or poor. The psychics are interesting and I have only been to see one once in my life. I admire the things they can see, but still have doubts. Blue, I’m not clear what to think of her. The romance is slim to none. Overall, the read is good, but not great. I don’t like the search and not sure where the magic is taking place here. The ley line is plain weird to me.
Pro: smart characters, hard working, friendships, mystery,
Con: the dramas are just not strong enough to pull out emotions from the readers
I rate it 4.0 stars!
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from my local public library and my opinions are honest.