The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is a freakin’ awesome book reco from my Boss. I love it so much to the point that I was coming in to the office “later than usual” (read: 9-ish am) while I was reading the book. My evenings and mornings were offered and sacrificed for the ley line (PUN INTENDED, OKAY).
Let’s go over the points why I love this pretty little weirdo dark thing:
- While paranormal books have had a share in my reading list, dealing with spirits and ghosts is a fresh realm for me. And it has gotten way more interesting when this book offered fearless teenagers.
- Okay, high school boys are my weakness. Especially good-looking and smart or rich high school boys. Deym, what I would not give just to hang with the Raven Boys?
- I like Blue. I like everything about her. Her perspective, her valor, her sight, her decision-making process… everything. I’m also very invested at her prophecy of killing her one true love through a kiss. It is what has gotten me to read the book. I mean, “kiss” as an archetype is to resurrect someone from the dead, not to take one’s life. Just amazingly interesting.
- So if I am still in high school, and I will rank the Raven Boys in terms of attractiveness, this will be my answer:
- 1. Ronan – because he has this bad boy vibe that I’m totally diggin’ (very Travis Maddox, minus the cutting-class part)
- 2. Gansey and Adam tie in the next spot – because they’re just incomparable — one’s so adorably classic (yes, that’s Gansey) and the other’s adorably smart and romantic (which gives us Adam)
- 3. Noah – because I will never get laid if he’s my boyfriend (PUN INTENDED)
- For some reason, I’ve always had dual feelings over fortune-telling: skeptic and crept out. But this book stripped all my judgment away. Blue’s bloodline of psychics rocks!
- I love the mystery. I love the searching. I love the revelation. Thank you, Glendower and the ley line for being so elusive. Haha!
- Had there been a SAG Award for books, The Raven Boys will win the Best Cast Ensemble category!!! Yes, I will include Chainsaw, Ronan’s weird little Raven pet, and Barry Welch, the now-dead weird Latin Professor, on the list of awardees.
I may not have fleshed out the technical parts of the book in this post, but I assure you, you’ll have lots of treasure-hunting-like plot. It’s grand. Incomparably awesome than most of the books I’ve read.
Reading Challenge: 6 out of 35