Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #1
Publication date: Sep 19th 2012
Format: Paperback | 454 pages
Genre: YA | Paranormal Romance
Even if Blue hadn't been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.
But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.
This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.
This is the year she will fall in love.
I did not expect that this book would turn out to be anything like it was. I am also kicking myself for not reading it up until now.Honestly this book was amazing! It's definitely up there among my favourites just for the story telling alone. Maggie's writing really stepped up a notch with this one in my opinion.
What I noticed and appreciated most was the depth that the characters had. I felt like I was only told just enough about each of the characters to begin to understand them. Each character had such a distinct and unique personality in relation to the others that you couldn't help but love all of them for different reasons. They all had their own different strengths and weaknesses, their own vulnerabilities and their own uses. Every single character was essential to the story and that made the read all the more enthralling.
The plot was just perfect. This book is one of the original ones - you won't find a book like this which makes it exciting to read. You don't know what's going to happen because you haven't read anything like it before. The plot really did make me resent putting this book down when I had to - I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. All I can say is…the second book couldn't come soon enough.
The Raven Boys was also impeccably written. The story was set at a perfect pace for what was happening, and the details were beautiful so I had no problem using my imagination to make reading this book an even better experience.
Overall this book really has it all for me. It's magical.
My rating: 10/10