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The Raven Boys
"There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve. Either you're his true love ... or you killed him."
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, and he's a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from the Aglionby boys. Known as the 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 wacher 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.
From 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 leads us to places we've never been before.
On St Mark’s Eve the soon-to-be-dead walk along the corpse line, also known as ley lines. Blue is the daughter of a physic, a seer who can see the dead, Blue isn’t a seer but she has an ability to make things “louder,” to enhance her mother’s gift. For the first time she sees a spirit walking: Gansey. Her aunt tells her the only reason she is able to see this soon-to-be-dead spirit is either she’s his true love or she killed him. Blue has been told since she was a child that the first person she kissed would die.
Blue is soon caught up in a mad chase to find the ley line for Gansey believes that a King lays sleeping under the ley lines, waiting to be awakened. This race is to the death because to awaken the ley line you need a sacrifice. What will she do when she realises one of her friends is a ghost and has been dead seven years?
Maggie Stiefvater is a truly inspirational author, she pulls us deep into Blue’s world in this truly amazing fantasy. The Raven Boys is a must read!
What can I say? Maggie Stiefvater can do no wrong, and her books just keep getting better and better.
The Raven Boys is very different to Maggie Stiefvater's other books. If you didn't know better, you could almost assume that it had been written by another author. It still has the same iconic witty humour that is present in her other books, but The Raven Boys has an almost fairytale feel to it. The writing is spell-binding, and the story has a real magical quality when you read it. It's difficult to describe exactly what it is about this book that sets it apart, but there is something about it which is really special.
The only problem I had with this story was the same one I had with The Scorpio Races, it was a bit slow at the start. Not bad, or boring, but perhaps I was struggling to wrap my head around the writing style, which is so different to all her other books, and it took me a while to be completely drawn in by the story, but when I was, I was astounded.
This book is well worth reading, and is an excellent beginning to what will hopefully be an awesome series.
I picked this book of the bookshelf because I saw that it had been just sitting there untouched for a while.
I had heard that Maggie Stiefvater was an excellent writer but I had made no attempt of reading any of her books but I decided to give it a go.
This book got my hooked from the blurb.
It was very, very interesting and there were so many crazy things happening in this book that when I finished this book I had no idea what I had just read.
I highly recommend this book to everyone.