The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater [16/57 * 2018]

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review originally published on Goodreads – August 3, 2018.

“Blue had two rules: Stay away from boys, because they’re trouble, and stay away from raven boys, because they were bastards.”

Okaaaaay.
Three words: I. Am. Surprised.

I am surprised that I read this book.
I am surprised with its plot.
I am surprised with its characters.
I am surprised with the way its written.
I am surprised with how much I loved it.


“You are being self-pitying.”
“I’m nearly done. You don’t have much more of this to bear.”
“I like you better this way.”
“Crushed and broken,” Gansey said. “Just the way women like ’em.”

My first thoughts, when I started reading was how much enticing the beginning was. It was so well written that I was so excited to flip the pages.

A few chapters in and I was feeling a disconnect. I was not used to reading Multi-POV. I was confused and struggling with foreshadowing as well as where the story would go.

“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness.”


Now, I would like to congratulate myself for sticking it through. I could have missed so much. The different way this book was written is something that you grow to love. It was sooo much weirder, the way these characters essentially are and that makes them so special.

Blue. Gansey. Ronan. Adam. Noah.
Blue – The psychic misfit struggling to find her place.
Gansey – A rich boy with an old soul. Has a knack for big words and loves research.
Ronan – Dark and brooding. The word raven boy, emphasis on the raven, come to life.
Adam – Seems shy and quiet but really an observer.
Noah – Seems disappearing at times. (You’ll know why) Funny and cute (to me) how he fits in with the 3 boys.

These names had no meaning to me before, but now they own my heart. Especially Ronan. I loved the boys’ friendship. I really love how Blue changed the dynamic of it, too.

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


I know I’m late in reading this. But I still don’t want to spoil it if someone’s later than me. And I don’t how to do complete reviews anyway.

I can only say that this book has great elements of magic, mystery, humor, friendship and hints of romance. The dialogue is so well written that I tend to see myself smiling from all the witty banter. Definitely a series worthy of the praise it has received! 😊

The king sleeps still, under a mountain , and around him is assembled
his warriors and his herds and his riches. By his right hand is his cup,
filled with possibility. On his breast nestles his sword, waiting, too, to wake.
Fortunate is the soul who finds the king and is brave enough to call him to wakefulness, for the king will grant him a favour, as wondrous as can be imagined by a mortal man.”

☁ THE CRITERIA ☁

🌻 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Hero:⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Heroine:⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Romance:⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Pacing:⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Ending:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Page Turner:⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

☁FINAL VERDICT: 4.2/5 Raven Stars! 😊 ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ☁

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