Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue is out on St. Mark's Eve, as she is every year, but this year is different. For starters, it's not her mother that she is assisting in watching for the spirits who will die in the next year, it's her Aunt Neeve. And for the first time ever, Blue sees someone, a boy, who according to her aunt she will either fall in love with or kill.

Gansey has been looking for Glendower for as long as he can remember. The legend states that who ever finds the buried king will be granted a wish, and while there is nothing Gansey could wish for, finding the lost king would be the adventure of a life time. Henrietta is on a ley line, and finding and awakening that line would lead him right to Glendower. He was out on St. Mark's Eve to see if he could find the ley line, and all he has on tape is a girl speaking his name.

Blue and Gansey are drawn to each other, and while Blue attempts to keep her distance, she just can't. Plus his friend Adam is kind of cute, and might like her. So with help from Ronan and Noah (Gansey's other friends), they go out looking for the lost ley lines that might lead to Glendower. Of course no search is easy, and there are demons, supernatural and real world, each must face as they search. Will they find the ley lines that lead to Glendower, or will someone else beat them to the lost king?

The Raven Boys is a fast paced adventure that will have you putting a hold on The Dream Thieves before you are finished. Maggie Stiefvater is a master at creating worlds plausibly filled with wonder, yet firmly cemented in the real world. Blue is the kind of friend you would love to have, and who could resist four boys to go adventuring with. While the Raven Boys leaves more questions than answers, it's an awesome read for fantasy fans.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Re-reading Grasshopper Jungle, so I can blog it! It's out today!)

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