The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I don’t tend to venture into the supernatural realm of YA fiction however the Raven Boys has been so hyped over the last year I was tempted into picking up the book.
I really enjoyed the writing style of this book and I found the story to be mysterious, captivating and intriguing. Initially you are led to believe The Raven Boys will be told from Blue’s POV however the book is actually told in a third-party style. I wasn’t initially sure I would enjoy this style of storytelling but I was pleasantly surprised at how it helped the story flow.
At the beginning of the book I enjoyed Blue’s character, she was nice, easy to read and likable but as the story developed I found her really boring and dull. She didn’t have any interesting qualities about her or anything unique with the expectation of her name.
Gansey, where do I start with Gansey…..He was your typical love interest and like Blue I found his character boring.
One of my favourite characters in this book was Adam, he had a lovely personality and the abuse story was captivating and I found myself rooting for him throughout the entire book.
The big reveal with Noah was interesting, I honestly didn’t see it coming and I have to admit I really enjoyed the plot twist and the extra dimension it gave to the story.
There are a number of mysteries going on all at once within this story and while they kept me interested I have to admit the combination of numerous characters, plot line and third-party story telling I was confused for the first half of the book. However once I got my head around the story and the characters the story flowed nicely and I overall really enjoy the story.
While I can’t say that I loved this book, I can say that it was a lovely read and I do believe as the series and the characters develop I can see myself falling in love with the series.
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Miss Quinny Rating (4 / 5)
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