I am here to review The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
(I like that cover a lot more than my cover, by the way...)
Decription (from Goodreads)
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is 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 has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, 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 never thought this would be a problem. But now, 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 lead us to a place we’ve never been before.
I was extremely excited to pick up this book, having adored another book by the author and hearing great things about it from my blogger/Goodreads friends. And, let us just adore that description. *adores* It sounds great!
Then, I started reading. The first sentence drew me in. And I absolutely adore Maggie Stiefvater's writing. It is just so poetic and beautiful, how she brilliantly ties everything together.
The Good :
The whole book... oh wait...
The Characters: Oh, I love them!
Blue Sargent was the nicest thing on Earth. She just wanted everything and everyone to be okay, but you see, she also needed to understand why and how everything happened, which is just like me. In fact, she is a bit reminiscent of me. *big smiles*
Gansey... I LOVED HIM!!!!!!!!! Um, yes. He was just kinda rude and condescending but he really was nice deep down inside and he felt things.
Ronan annoyed me. To death, you hear? Ew. Hate him. (Sorry all ye Ronan lovers.)
Adam and Noah were perfect. They fit the story well and, well, NOAH *cries* Adam is not my favorite, obviously, Gansey is, but he was still quiet nice.
I have already talked about the astounding writing, so I will pass that one up.
The Plot :
Psychics. Ghosts. Welsh Mythology. Those equal the best combination in the history of mankind. The plot moved along at a swift pace and I was like "WHATONEARTHISGOINGON" throughout the whole book which is a very good thing.
The psychic stuff was plain awesome. "I am a psychic, mwhahahaha." pretty much sums up Blue's family. ;)
And welsh Mythology? I hardly even knew that that existed. But it is great. Times 1000000000000000000.
The Bad :
Um..hmm... the bad...? Oh! I wish that there was not so much swearing. This was the main reason i disliked Ronan- I felt like the only words he knew were curses. But, it wasn't constant or anything, so that as good.
Rating : 5 billion out of 5 stars!
I NEED BOOK 2!
Part 2 of this post : I am linking up!!!!!! right here
1. Pick 5 to 10 book covers and give a funny/sarcastic/ingenious interpretation of what they could be saying. IMPORTANT: don't be mean!
2. Add the blog button (above) to your post or leave a link to THIS post.
3. Add your direct URL to the linkup below (so we can all enjoy your funniness).
4. Be unconditionally awesome.
Being unconditionally awesome is so easy for me! This will be fun!
Book #1 (try not to roll your eyes ;) )
"Help, I'm a holey doughnut!!!!"
Book #2 :
"'Could you let go of my hand, freak?' 'No, I really can't!'"
*oh dear, i am so bad this is embarrassing*
Book #3 :
"And people used to think having 6 fingers was weird..."
Book #4 :
"Why is it that people are always attracted to my nose?"
"' Get. Off. My. Dress. Or. You. Are. Dead.'"
Book #6 :
"Your secrets aren't secret anymore *maniacal laugh*"
And that would be it! I am SO EMBARASSED by my inability to come up with anything and actually considering not doing this!!!!!!!!! But.. I guess... maybe you can get a "that is so stupid" laugh out of it at least!
Please COMMENT! Talk to you later!
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