Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Year Published: 2012
Category: Supernatural, fantasy, thriller, young adult
‘The Raven Boys’is a book I’ve had my eye on for a while. I read a free excerpt on my Kindle app. It was tantalizing; Blue’s colorful family, the fortunes, her fortune in particular, and the ghosts floating through the ruined church, and a boy she would either kill or fall in love with.
Stiefvater’s writing style is friendly and casual. That’s not to say boring, though. She weaves subtle allusions to later plot twists into her writing. She also is able to quietly amp up the suspense without the reader noticing. Then, suddenly, the book morphs into a gripping thriller. One I was unable to put down and read until after midnight, even though my fall classes started the next day.
The main cast consists of Blue and the Raven Boys; Adam, Ronan, Noah, and Ganesy. They are on a quest to find the fabled knight Glendower, however, they don’t realize that they are not the only ones looking. Indeed, the mystery surrounding the power in Henrietta is much larger than any of them realize
I rate it: 5/5
Goodreads says: 4.04/5 (that’s specific)
Amazon says: 4.3/5
foul language, violence, physical abuse, tarot cards, witchcraft, spirits