Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Will Patton (Narrator)
(The Raven Cycle #1)
Audiobook, Unabridged,
Published September 18th, 2012 by Scholastic Audio
My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, 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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. 

My thoughts… 

This book just wasn’t for me. I listened to it on audiobook and I was ready to give it up at Chapter 12, it was so boring. The first third of the book was introducing the characters and pretty much their daily routine, not much of a plot. It wasn't until Blue meet up with the Raven Boys did the plot start and the story really began.

In the synopsis, your lead to believe that there will be a romance between Blue and Gansey, that is not the case. The story basically revolves around Gansey’s obsession with finding the ley line to wake up a Welsh king, to grant the one who wakes him a wish.

“The way Gansey saw it was this: if you had a special knack for finding things, it meant you owed the world to look.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

At the moment, I'm not rushing out to read more of this series, but I won't say that I'll never return to it, I just have other books I rather read instead.

Happy Reading -J


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