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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

13449693The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater
2012 Scholastic Press
ISBN – 9780545424929
Genre – Paranormal
Age – High School
3.5 Stars


Blue’s family is full of psychics, and they have always told her that she will kill her true love with a kiss. Then one day on St. Mark’s eve, she goes with her aunt to Corpse road to identify the spirits of the community members who will die in the upcoming year. Blue has never been able to see these spirits until this year. She sees a teenage boy named Gansey. Her aunt tells her that the only reason she would see him is that she is his true love or she will be the one to kill him Shortly after she meets Gansey she decides that she will do whatever she can to prevent his death without falling in love. She joins Gansey and his group of friends on an adventure to find paranormal activity within their small town.

It is honestly hard to explain the plot of this book without giving too much away. Stiefvater tends to write books that are a bit complicated in nature. She also tends to write books that start slowly, and The Raven Boys is no different. However, also like other books, they deliver in the end! Even if I can’t explain the book it was a worthwhile read. One thing I did not like about the book was that she used the word “pshaw” a few times. Once was bad enough, but the amount of times it was used was unacceptable. Really Pshaw?!? My rating also would have been a little bit higher had the ending been a little less disappointing, however, it is the first book in a series, so that is to be expected.




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