Teen Review — The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven BoysBlue Sargent lives with her many aunts, her sister, and her mother in a house. Also all of them are psychics. And all of them have come to one conclusion about Blue. When she kisses her true love, he’ll die. Ever since, Blue had two rules about boys. Boys are trouble. And raven boys are bastards. But that all changes when she sees a spirit dressed in a Aglionby uniform which bears a raven crest, named Gansey during the spirit watch, and the only reason a non-psychic would see a spirit, would either be because it’s your true love or you kill him.

I  extremely enjoyed the book and each character. The book splits between events that transpired from Blue’s birth and seven years before the present. Also each and every main character has secrets that go unanswered which adds to the mystery. That and most of the characters really aren’t acting the way the usually feel, which makes them somewhat unpredictable, which is good since it isn’t good to know what’s going to happen. All in all, the book is really good and it’s really good experience. It’s a good thing it’s just the first in a series.

When Gansey and Blue decide to follow the ley line from the church, they both find a skeleton in the center of it. Gansey decided to go ahead and investigate the body. In it, he found a driver’s license. The date read back seven years ago and the face in the photo…was one that Gansey had seen every day.

0-five-stars  Review by Alsharief, Grade 9, Twin Hickory Area Library

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