I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of depth and wasn't simply an excuse to pair a girl with a harem of rich handsome boys.
Blue Sargeant is the daughter of a psychic and has lived with the supernatural all her life. But mysterious occurrences are starting to happen in Henrietta Virginia. And her fate appears to be inexplicably linked to four mysterious boys from the local elite academy.
I really like that the author delved into the background of each of the characters. As well, there were quite a few surprises as the plot unfolded and I found myself eagerly looking forward to each page of the story. Blue was an interesting character, well developed and plucky without being illogical about it. The boys were also interesting - not the knight in shining armor heroes but rather driven and haunted individuals looking to make sense of their lives.
This is definitely not a romance in the traditional YA sense. I eagerly look forward to where the author will take the storyline from here.
The three words I would use to sum up The Raven Boys would be mysterious, intriguing, and wonderful!
One of my favorite novels is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I loved the complex storyline and well-developed characters in The Historian. Similarly, The Raven Boys storyline gives me so much to think about. I also feel like I know the characters really well, yet I know there is so much more to learn about them! I'm so thankful I will have that opportunity in the books that follow in this series!
Will Patton does an awesome job narrating this story! It is almost impossible to name a favorite character narration. I cannot! I love them all!
This story made me smile and laugh quite a bit. I also wiped tears away. It made me gasp as well. I am looking forward to the revelations in the next books in this series! I've added this title to my list of favorite reads.
Maggie Stiefvater has a gift with turning a phrase. Remembering these phrases gave me so much joy days later when my memory was triggered. Thank you Maggie! It was hard to put this book down and move on to my next book! In fact, I read it and listened to it a couple of times and made delightful discoveries each time! :)
Yes, due to Will Paxton's great narration.
Adam's pressing charges against his abusive father. The other was learning the truth about Noah.
Everything. Paxton is one of my favorite dramatic performers and he nailed this book.
Yes, but I had to force myself to split it into two sessions at work.
While I was somewhat disappointed with the suddenness of the ending, I highly recommend this book.
At the top! Nabokov said a great writer must be an enchanter and Maggie Stiefvater gets better with every book. She creates a world and pulls her reader in. I love her!
I really like Blue but Gansey and his quest is irresistable
Will Patton's reading is mesmerizing! His southern storyteller's voice is perfect for the story. I hope he reads the entire series.
I was so caught up in the story. It made me smile.
I can't wait for the rest. Read this book.
Tell us about yourself! I am the author of "Over the Moon" and "Falling Off the Planet." They are both YA Sci-fi fantasy romance.
This is an exceptionally entertaining story that includes a girl whose kiss is going to kill her "true love," a "corpse road," and a character who has been dead for seven years. The characters are multidimensional, complete with baggage. Ms. Stiefvater manages to make us believe the paranormal bits which on the surface are beyond bizarre. I loved it!
Bravo. Just fabulous. I couldn't "put it down" as it were. Enchanting, and haunting, just right for Halloween.
Atmospheric, original, literary
My first Will Patton audio, but not my last!
Stiefvater's writing is as compelling and evocative as ever in this highly original psychological thriller. The narrator of this audiobook, Will Patton, is masterful at communicating each of Stiefvater's intricately drawn characters. The audiobook is atmospheric and beautifully dramatized, and, having attended the Odyssey Awards ceremony this past June at ALA in Anaheim and witnessing the caliber of the books and narrators who won recognition, I predict that Patton and Stiefvater will be among the top contenders for The YA Odyssey Award for excellence in audio production of a YA book.
Did not read the book
no - but the performance was spellbinding.
Made me want more of the same.
Well developed story and characters. I listen in the car and found myself sitting in the car wishing to delay my destination.
As an audiobook listener, surely you must have had that feeling that a narrator is just right or not for an specific book.
In THE RAVEN BOYS the performance is so right that gives the characters a kind of depth, it takes you into the story and makes you jump or sight with relief.
The story itself is good, an interesting and new approach to magic and to the supernatural interweave with the protagonists mundane thoughts, feelings and lives. Always good and evil fighting to prevail in the human soul.
The combination of the story itself and its masterful performance kept me a bit anxious and not being able to stop the listening unless absolutely necessary till the end !
I know my review is over simplified but others before me have already said a lot with which I agree.I only want to insist that it is a very enjoyable production and worth your time and credit!
Aahh and a very nice surprise is the music, which i liked it, is composed and executed by Maggie Stiefvater.
Yes... The raven boys is one of those books u can read over and over and caught something new each time u read it.
The way each character was different
Maybe have a girl narrator
Money is the root of all evil
Can't wait till the second book