16-year old Blue Sargent grew up with a psychic family. She’s known her entire life that
if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue sees the future ghost of a boy named Gansey,
she learns that he will die in a year, and that she either kills him or he is her true love. Blue then
embarks on a journey with the Raven Boys, local prep school students endeavoring to find a
dead Welsh King. Led by Blue’s future victim/true love, Gansey, a handsome and charming
genius with a trust fund at his fingertips, the Raven Boys also consist of Adam, a scholarship
student with a chip on his shoulder, Ronan, an orphan with a tendency to skip school and insult
girls, and Noah, a quiet and mysteriously forgettable boy. While battling a murderous highschool
teacher and romantic prophecies, Blue and the Raven Boys form a bond that transcends anything
else in their lives and binds them for life.
I loved The Raven Boys. Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is unique and truly unlike anything
else I’ve ever read. When reading her words, I was transported to her world. The Raven Boys is
both heart-breakingly romantic and exceedingly clever. This book made me laugh out loud,
something that I think is a heavy feat for words on a page. While the plot is super interesting, it
can get a bit confusing with the multitude of characters. This book definitely deserves a 4.8/5.