Review : The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

“‘There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,’ Neeve said. ‘Either you’re his true love…or you killed him.'”

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.  (From: Goodreads)

Title: The Raven Boys 

Series: The Raven Cycle, #1

Author: Maggie Stiefvater 

Genres: YA, urban fantasy 

Publisher: Scholastic (UK), 2013

Edition: paperback, 408 pages 

¡¡¡⭐⭐ certain stars!!! (read: 12th of May 

If Blue was to kiss her true love, he would die.

Oh hell to the NO!

That, up there you just read, is the main center idea of our story.

This was the second time I picked this book.  The first time I couldn’t finish it.  This time I did finish it.

I so wanted to close the book when I read the first-line.  How many book made me feel that way?  Just this one.

Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been to told that she would kill her true love.

The Thing I Like About It 

– the new idea 

The idea of psychics was really new to me.  I have never read any book with this topic.

The Thing I Dislike About It 

– the kissing-true-love-he-dies stuff 

Okay.  This is total bullshit.  And also it’s something I’ve seen multiple times.  On the plus side, at least Blue will know who her true love is.

– no interest 

I have no interest in fantasy ghost-psychics story.  Good.  Now I’m sure that this kind of stories just not for me.


You should read this book if you

– are a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater 

– have interest in psychics 

You should stay away from it if you 

– are tired of seeing ‘kissing true love and he’ll die’


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