Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Raven Boys

From Goodreads:
“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 Me:
I liked it.  I didn't like it. I liked it again.  I thought--Hmmm, will I continue with the series?  Maybe.  Yes.  No.  Probably.  Probably not.
It was that kind of book for me.
It was good, but maybe I just wasn't in the mood?
Filled with teenage angst and ghosts!
How can one go wrong with that?
I think her writing was good and  in the end it drew me in, so I do want to find out 'the rest of the story'.  (I just don't know how badly or how soon I want to)
3 stars, because I really did like it--don't let my humdrum mood sway you,  if you like YA paranormal, it's really good.
I listened to the audio and Will Patton narrated.  I love his voice and usually like anything he's done and the same goes for this book, except for one female character. It was a little cringe-worthy.  She wasn't a big part and he did other female characters just fine.
Still love his voice.


Katherine P said...

This book has been on my TBR for awhile and I was thinking about getting the audio for it. I've been a bit unsure because it's definitely different from my usual reading. I like ghosts but not so much teen angst. I'm glad to hear the audio was good apart from the one character. I'm curious to see what I think of this one and I'm glad to know that if it isn't for me I won't be the only one!

Kay said...

Will Patton has a wonderful voice, doesn't he? I could listen to him read the phone book. Wait, there are no more phone books. Well, maybe the newspaper. Wait, hardly any newspapers. LOL LOL

Stefanie said...

I've read many fan posts on this series. I have it on my TBR as it does sound interesting.

bermudaonion said...

I think Stiefvater is extremely talented but I don't really care for the style of book she writes.

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