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The Raven Boys 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 ArriveEvery 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 HerHis 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 TroubleBut 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 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 LittleFor 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 AnyFrom 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

  • Hardcover
  • 409 pages
  • The Raven Boys
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • English
  • 10 June 2017
  • 9780545424929

About the Author: Maggie Stiefvater

New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races Artist Driver of things with wheels Avid reader.All of Maggie Stiefvater s life decisions have been formed by a desire to leave a mark, resulting in spray painted cars, sharpie covered computer printers, ink splattered walls, and stories told in books, in magazines, and on stages Maggie Stiefvater l

10 thoughts on “The Raven Boys

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    She wasn t interested in telling other people s futures She was interested in going out and finding her own. You know that feeling when a book is so perfect that you just want to shove it down everyone s throat Ok Good I thought I was the only one I adored this book I ve already read this series twice and am itching to go through them again So, begs the question, what is this book about And that s where I start to stumble There s just too much, I could never adequately describe it in under an hour every little detail is essential Blue had two rules Stay away from boys, because they re trouble, and stay away from raven boys, because they were bastards Blue is the only normal girl in a family of psychics Gansey is on a quest to find the long lost Welsh King Ronan came out a harsher, crueler version of himself after his father died and is struggling to keep his head above water Adam fights to stay at top of his class despite being in the throws of poverty Noah is an absolutely magnificent ray of sunshine on a cloudless day.It s a love story BUT the love isn t your typical romantic ooey gooey teen romance It isn t that end all be all ROLL MY EYESkind of love Yess, there is some ooey gooey ness but that develops slowly not in the ugh, this is taking too long , but the kind that has you clutching the book, silently savoring the build and secretly wishing it could last forever Plus, there s the spot on humor You missed World Hist Did you get notes for me No , Ronan replied, I thought you were dead in a ditch and this Blue tried not to look at Gansey s boat shoes she felt better about him as a person if she pretended he wasn t wearing them. and this Adam asked, What is he doing, anyway Peeing Trust Lynch to deface a place like this five minutes after getting here Deface Marking his territory He must own of Virginia than your father, then I don t think he s ever used an indoor toilet, now that I consider it Honestly, if anyone asks me what to read next Seriously I could not recommend this .Audiobook CommentsProbably the best audiobooks I ve ever heard Each characters has a speaking voice, an inside their heads voice and as they get scared, nervous, etc their tone will change, sometimes picking up a suppressed accent or clipping their words subtly This reader is a master.Blog Instagram Twitter

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    Quirky loner girl meets privileged rich boy s Forbidden love and angst ensue.I seem to have this habit For the past couple of years, I ve mostly been deliberately avoiding paranormal YA from authors I don t already love The genre is a hard sell for me, filled with tropes that lead to low ratings and irritated reviews But really, what tends to happen is this the first book comes out and I avoid it, look the other way as other bloggers get excited and fangirl over the upcoming sequel Then the next book appears and positive reviews roll in and, I admit, I start to get curious But I ignore it Then the third and often final book is about to be released and everyone is so damn enthusiastic that I just have to check the series out Yes, I am a fool I am that cliche about the cat and curiosity.It s sad because I love a good paranormal tale, but I don t know if I m just getting too old and cynical to read these supernatural romancey teen books Either that or I ve read one too many Because I am honestly not sold on the big dilemma in this book.BasicallyIf Blue and Gansey kiss he dies.If Blue and Gansey don t kiss he lives.um, I m not really seeing a difficult decision to be made here The only thing I m seeing is a whole lot of melodrama and names that make the characters sound like horses.I know, I know, TRU WUV and all that, I am so cold Well, forgive me if I m not caught up in this emo love angst, but could you please get over yourselves, choose life, and go find someone else But no, of course not, because this book is largely about the will they won t they, which is also likely what the following novels are about too.There is some good writing at points and a decent ghostly atmosphere though I m still not convinced two stars isn t leaning towards generous The complex plot that has been so praised by critics and bloggers just bored the hell out of me I guess it s imaginative in some sense and I haven t heard anything quite like it before props for that but it was soooo slow And it seemed to take forever for the author to reveal WHY the Raven Boys were searching for some Welsh king, so I had no reason to invest in their mission She wondered what it would ve been like to kiss this hungry, desolate boy And yes, then we have Mr and Mrs Angst The usual relationship love drama aside, I found it so difficult to like these characters I have a hard time finding sympathy for a rich white boy with his own apartment and vintage car at seventeen , who wants to kiss a girl but can t Blue isn t much better overly quirky outcast i.e SPESHUL who makes her own clothes and judges people she doesn t know I kind of despise them both.But it s my fault I knew it was a bad idea I suck Please don t hate me, I brought a cat gif Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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    Reread in 2017 I loved it so much the second time Every character was unique and fleshed out and I fell in love with them all Well, most of them Can t wait to pick up The Dream Thieves Book 34 100 of 2015 I really enjoyed this I came into this book not knowing anything about the plot, just that there were some weirdly named kids and something about ravens It was a little difficult to get into as I had no idea where the plot would go and it was just overall pretty slow However, halfway through it really picked up and surprised me I will definitely be picking up the next book sometime in the near future.

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    i m so glad i re read this before carrying on with the series there were so many things that i had forgotten SO MANY IMPORTANT THINGS plus it was fun to re read, because of all the foreshadowing SO MCUH FORESHADOWING I TELL YA i m reading the series as apart of the missmareadalong there is still time to join in if you want to read the raven cycle this month info here plus there are lots of GIVEAWAAAAYS happening info for that here

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    She wasn t interested in telling other people s futures She was interested in going out and finding her own This review contains spoilers.I went into this book expecting to hate it, but I was truly surprised by it right from page 1.I read the prologue before I went to bed and I had to convince myself to put it down because I knew if I wouldn t, I d be extremely sleep deprived the next morning It was so good And it was constantly on my mind the next morning, I kept thinking about that fateful moment when I could just sit down and read it I finished The Raven Boys in 2 sittings although reading it at night was extremely scary for me.This book follows the events of Blue Sargent Every year, Blue 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 There are only two reasons a non seer would see a spirit on St Mark s Eve, Blue Either you re his true love, Neeve said, or you killed him It wasn t a night for her ordinary eyes It was a night for seers and psychics, witches and mediums In other words, the rest of her family I loved Blue s family They captured my attention in the prologue and were the reason that I had to finish this book.I was so intrigued by them, they reminded me of my favorite family in The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.I love it when I find books with families similar to The Strange and Beautiful family There are also no words that can describe how much I appreciated Blue s mother, Maura The predictions that came out of 300 Fox Way were unspecific, but undeniably true Her mother had dreamt Blue s broken wrist on the first day of school Her aunt Jimi predicted Maura s tax return to within ten dollars Her older cousin Orla always began to hum her favorite song a few minutes before it came on the radio This book is mainly told from the perspectives of Gansey and Blue.Gansey is on a quest that has encompassed three of his closest friends 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.I love books where we get multiple main characters.But it took me a few chapters to get used to Gansey s voice His chapters felt a little slow paced compared to Blue s.Initially, the only thing that made his chapters interesting was when Ronan showed up I found his character to be a lot compelling than Gansey s I really cared for Ronan especially when he took care of his raven, Chainsaw What s her name Blue asked Holding her was frightening and lovely she was such a small, tenuous little life, her pulse tapping rapidly against Blue s skin.Adam answered witheringly, Chainsaw The raven opened her beak wide, goggling even than before She wants you again, Blue said, because it was clear that she did Ronan accepted the bird and stroked the feathers on the back of her head You look like a super villain with your familiar, Adam saidRonan s smile cut his face, but he looked kinder than Blue had ever seen him, like the raven in his hand was his heart, finally laid bare But the I got into the story, the my love for the characters grew They all added something so heartbreaking to the story The only time I remember really smiling instead of crying was when Gansey and Blue interacted with each other, they were so comfortable with one another and incredibly funny I loved them Sorry that I m late, said the boy in front, with the square shoulders The scent of mint rolled in with him, just as it had in the churchyard Will it be a problem Blue knew that voice.She reached for the railing of the stairs to keep her balance as President Cell Phone stepped into the hallway.Oh no Not him All this time she d been wondering how Gansey might die and it turned out she was going to strangle him Blue was a great protagonist, she is one of the most unique females I ve ever read She is vulnerable but tough She is clever but has moments of doubt And her relationships with her family is heartwarming, especially with her mother Blue could ve happily had any number of friends And she had tried But the problem with being weird was that everyone else was normal.So her family remained her closest friends, school remained a chore, and Blue remained secretly hopeful that, somewhere out there in the world, there were other odd people like her Even if they didn t seem to be in Henrietta And Adam Parrish broke a little piece of my heart I was crying when I found out why Adam didn t show up at school the morning after Gansey called him at midnight about Ronan being missing.And when Gansey came to check on Adam, I was just in tears I was so emotional That part hit too close to home.I had to put down the book for a few minutes just to try and calm down Trigger Warning Domestic Abuse The ripped knees of Adam s camo cargo pants appeared first, then his faded Coca Cola T shirt, then, finally, his face.A bruise spread over his cheekbone, red and swelling as a galaxy A darker one snaked over the bridge of his nose.Gansey said immediately, You re leaving with me It will only make it worse when I come back, Adam told him But towards the end when Adam was confronted by his hideous father, and Ronan came to save Adam there were tears just streaming down my face I was so thankful that I was home alone.I love Ronan And I m so emotional His father bellowed something else at him, but it was into his left ear, and there was nothing but a roar on that side Do not ignore me, his father growled And then, inexplicably, he turned his head from Adam, and he shouted, What do you want To do this, Ronan Lynch snarled, smashing his fist into the side of Robert Parrish s face Beyond him, the BMW sat, the driver s side door hanging open, headlights illuminating clouds of dust in the darkness Ronan s reply broke me.The Raven Boys was definitely a book that astonished me with its beautiful writing style, memorable cast of characters, and complete uniqueness I love books that can surprise me with how good and eccentric they are.Also, this song really fit the mood of the book for me.4.5 stars Note I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying The Raven Boys, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko fi.com bookspoils This review and can be found on my blog.

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    You re looking for a god Didn t you suspect that there was also a devil Instant new favorite Psychics Ghosts Spirits Sleeping kings Legends Enchanted forests And a cursed romance Maggie Stiefvater is an artist, ladies and gentlemen Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she d been told that she would kill her true love I was spellbound by this hauntingly beautiful paranormal tale since that very first sentence Maggie Stiefvater narrates the story of how Blue Sargent met four strange boys, four boys she d never expected she d like or trust, but somehow she was caught in the middle of Richard Gansey s treasure hunt and she was the catalyst of every event that unfolded afterwards Blue, Adam, Gansey, Ronan, Noah, they all had their fair share of secrets and pain, but only together they can unravel the mystery that cloaks their little town, from murders to paranormal activity and coincidences that are not coincidences And Blue has to be careful, very careful, or else if she finds her true love in the face of one of the Raven Boys, she will cause his death With one kiss She wasn t interested in telling other people s futures She was interested in going out and finding her own I wanted to read The Raven Boys for a while, but I was a little intimidated by the hype that surrounds this series But it deserves it While I ve crossed paths with Maggie Stiefvater s books before, The Raven Boys took me by surprise The foreboding, the hypnotizing and at times eerie ambience, the riveting plotline and the poetic writing, there was a sweet melancholy that settled in my heart and enchanted me I could picture everything in blue, green and grey The paranormal element was strong and gave me goosebumps, the characters backrounds misty, and I couldn t help but inhale every word and feel the physical need to be part of the story, to join Blue and the Raven Boys in their adventures Aglionby Academy was the number one reason Blue had developed her two rules One, stay away from boys because they were trouble And two, stay away from Aglionby boys, because they were bastards While all the characters were fascinating, I felt a little detached when I read Blue s chapters, because she was mostly sensible and I didn t receive many emotions from her part Surprisingly I didn t mind, her narrative was always interesting and I am positive I will establish a connection with her in the later installments The boys though, well, they re a completely different story Noah was the invinsible one, the shy and awkward boy who didn t speak that much, who was hurt and losing himself and I wanted to hug him and make everything alright for him Ronan was cruel, rude, sarcastic and grumpy, but he had a caring side and he was so alluring, I wanted to know his secrets and the source of his pain, he was my second favorite character Adam,well, I still haven t made up my mind about him He was silent, always observing and calculating, he didn t deserve this life and all the burdens he had to carry, but I think he was unfair towards Gansey Sometimes I thought the only reason he sticked around was the treasure hunt I understand he had principles and didn t like charities, but he made himself feel inferior, not Gansey He kept complaining that he couldn t understand him, because he was born privileged, but when did Adam try to understand Gansey My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them Needless to say, Richard Campbell Gansey III was my favorite Yes he could be condescending or ignorant, but his heart was made of gold, he could be wise beyond his years, he acted and spoke like an old man and was so, so passionate about his goal He usually wore a fa ade that hid his inner depth, but one you glimpsed beneath his armor you couldn t help but love him And for reasons unknown, I kept imagining him with an english accent Admit it, it suits him perfectly I won t talk about the romance because my ship has not sailed yet, but I think the foundations were set and I m excited to witness Blue falling in love with the person she least expected The Raven Boys added a new heart to their collection, a heart I willingly gave up Oustanding job Maggie Stiefvater, you earned a new loyal fan

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    Reread on audio I didn t care much for the audio but still love the book MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListI absolutely loved this book But, here s the thing, I didn t know what was going on through half of the book and I m still a little up in the air with what all they were doing I just know that I FREAKING LOVED IT AND CAN T WAIT FOR MORE YEAH I M A LITTLE CRAZY LOLOkay so there are these four rich boys that go to the rich school, Aglionby They are the main characters We have Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah, they are called the raven boys and I forgot while OMG Blue is a sweet girl that goes to a regular school and lives in a house with her mom, here mom s two best friends, Persephone and Calla. they tell fortunes There is also from time to time a bunch of aunts and what not filling up the house I totally love them All of the women in Blue s family can see things, but she can t Blue is like a conduit that helps them pick up things, she like draws energy in Every year at St Mark s Day, they go to the graveyard and Blue helps her mom or whoever goes with her to talk to the dead People that haven t died yet For the first time Blue sees a boy and that means he is going to die It s one of the Raven Boy s This story is cray cray and I m probably not explaining it well but only the other nuts like me will get it DSo like the Gansey boy is obsessed with ley lines and this dude named Glendower The Raven was Glendower s bird The Raven King, he was called, from a long line of kings associated with the bird Legend had it that Glendower could speak to ravens, and vice versa It was only one of the reasons why Gansey was here in Henrietta, a town known for its ravens. Then all of this crazy town stuff starts happening And Blue is a part of the Raven boys now and they get into all kinds of stuff that I won t even say because I know there are people out there like me that hasn t started reading these books yet I find it strange that I could love a book so much that I found confusing at times But it was just so damn good So who cares I hope anyone that hasn t read this yet, gives it a try If you like it great if you don t that s great too I look forward to the rest of the series

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    READ 4 May 2018 It has come to my attention that I am still hopelessly in love with all my Raven Boys Still Always And I would like to put out that a Maggie Stiefvater has so much freaking foreshadow perfection that it s phenomenal, and b Ronan got punched by Adam s dad AND Welk FOR THE SAKE OF ADAM This damaged thorn bush named Ronan Lynch afjdklsad I m so dead Read 3 Oct 2017 Yeah I meanI m just Raven cycle trash by this point and my heart is full of LOVE AND HURT for this series I can t even It gets better every time Read 2 Feb 2016 SO THIS IS A RE READ BECAUSE I M 100000% OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK But I m also an idiot and lost my original review Let me cryyyyy I desperately wanted to compare my then and now thoughts AGHHH, CAIT FIRE YOUR STUPID BRAIN I ll just blame it on the fact that I am too insanely besotted with this book to be thinking clearly legitOkay so.hmhow do I put it MAGGIE STIEFVATER IS MY FAVOURITE AUTHOR OF EVER It s hard to explain all the reasons why, but her writing always just MESHES with me It like clicks It s the style that is made for me and it makes me flail wild and unashamed I love how visual and detailed it is, how her characters are so complex and dimensional and how she weaves in dry humour with mythology and DEATH AND DESTRUCTION ERP I needI need a moment of intense howling Ahem.Other Reasons The Raven Boys Are The World s Greatest Gift Did I mention it s like 100% character driven It s in 3rd person I LURVE and it actually has a fair few narrators usually I m dubious but obviously right now I LURVE and it s just so personal And all the characters are complex and motivated and AJFDAKLFD ADORABLE Gansey 3 Precious darling Gansey He is like a mother hen He cares SO MUCH for his little brood and it like cuts him to the bone when they don t love him back LIKE HE D DO ANYTHING FOR THEM Gansey is the kind of friend anyone would want Ergo I think he would appeal to mostly any reader He cares And he s just adorable, did I mention that And Blueoh sensible snarky tiny Blue I love how she hates being called sensible Like I used to get that too So no wonder I love Blue But it s hard to be like inwardly eccentric and wild but also LOGICAL Because people always see the logic and forget to look closer I LURVE BLUE AND HOW ECCENTRIC SHE TRULY IS Like the descriptions of her hair and clothes are everything She is a bitter espresso of insane fantasticness Also there are, um, other Raven boys I should talk about Is it easy to believe that I LOVE EVERY oNE OF THEM Like, I m never in love with ALL the characters But I totally am here Adam drove me really crazy the first time I read it He has like soooo much baggage and he s abused so I GET IT Like I think he s 1000% well written But I hate how he treats Gansey a lot Ronan is my DARLING BABY He s all horrible and dark and stabby stabby, but he looks after a baby bird and afjdklafdj it melts My heart melts view spoiler In other news, there are a ridiculous amounts of comments hinting that Ronan is not straight and I died laughing several times because he outright says it and they miss it hide spoiler

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    A TV SHOW A TV SHOW It s going to be directed by Catherine Hardwick, the woman who directed Twilight and Red Riding Hood I know some of you think she may not be the best choice but I think she s perfect She has a talent for mystery and magic, and if you aren t convinced you should watch Eyewitness, which is a fantastic and highly underrated TV show Catherine directed a couple of episodes Also, Maggie Stiefvater will be a producer for the show, which hopefully means that they won t stray too far from the actual plot I can t wait to see it Watch for the devil When there s a god, there s always a legion of devils When I first read The Raven Boys a year ago, I never thought I would fall in love with it, and then all over again and again and again I didn t expect it to turn out this way.I expected a cheesy romantic up and down relationship between Blue and Gansey Ghosts and foretellings, sure, but definitely not this good In fact, I expected an average teen fantasy novel, but Maggie Stiefvater did better than that Much better Because she has this unique fantasy and creativity Four beautiful boys not only talking about appearances , a talented out of this world family of seers, like never heard of before A story so magical and incredible, I was bewitched from start to end.I loved the Wolves of Mercy Falls But with this series Maggie Stiefvater wrote a way into my heart.Find of my books on Instagram

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    OK SO THIS BOOK WAS PRETTY GREAT.The book was very slow moving for the first half or so, but I always found myself drawn in by the beautiful writing and the fabulous characters This story is first and foremost about the characters, and I completely adored the friendship between the boys, and between Blue and the boys later on Going into this, I thought it was going to be told solely from Blue s POV, and I am so glad that it wasn t Getting to know the boys before they got to know Blue was a real treat.

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