18/05/2015

The Book Mouse Suggests: The Raven Boys








The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater
2012
Young Adult Fiction
1# The Raven Cycle


This is the year Blue Sargent will fall in love, and the year she will experience her first kiss, but she also know's that this kiss will also be the death of her true love, so when a group of boys from the prestigious Alionby Academy waltz into her life, Blue can't seem to keep away, from the dangerous but exciting 'Raven Boys'. 


I came into this series being very bias, Maggie Stiefvater is my favourite author since reading her famous 'Shiver Trilogy', and I have read every single one of her books.
This book in particular took me a little while to get into, and I did feel myself not concentrating enough as I wasn't really too sure what it was about at times, but I have to say I am glad I stuck with this novel as I did really enjoy it! 

I think not knowing what is going on helps you stick with this book, just as you want to know what happens in the end, and as the book goes on it dwells deeper into this magical world that just draws you to every page, the thing with Maggie's work is that it is always different, you would probably buy her books thinking she would stick to a particular genre, but every book/series I have read by her have all been different, except that she writes for the Y/A Genre.


Also what I love with this book, is you're waiting for Blue to fall in love, this is what the blurb tells you what happens (So you're to believe) but the exact opposite happens, their is currently no love interest/triangle going on, which you seem to get a lot nowadays aka Twilight, Hunger Games etc.

This is great because, yes back when Twilight came out it was the 'In Thing' but then every author picked up on this and every book I seemed to read had a stupid love triangle in it, so this book made me fall in love with it a little bit more, just for this reason.

If you're into reading all genre's of book and for all ages, then I would give this series a chance, there is currently three books out, with the fourth coming out next February



I give this book a 4 out of 5


Have you read this book? What did you think if so?






33 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very interesting series! I may have to give this one a read!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Maggie is great, and if you don't like it please read the Shiver Trilogy I loved it!

      Meme xx

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  2. YA without a love triangle is like unacceptable for the writer xD
    I don't read a lot of YA they all seem same to me :P
    This book also sounds the same as any other YA book to me a naive girl falls in love with a dangerous guy.

    Neal Kind
    Daily Diaries

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    1. It does sound very cliché, but you would be very surprised by this book, it's more about a group of friends having an adventure! Sort of famous five like :P Try it Neal!

      Meme xx

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  3. I want to start reading again, It seems like I never have time. The Bible is the book I make the time for, but I want to start reading more this summer. I always love checking out your suggestions!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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    1. Thanks so much Claire :) Well I read a lot so hopefully plenty more suggestions coming your way :) The Bible is something I want to read properly as I have only read a little, I will have to get myself a copy.
      Reading a little before bed is a great time <3

      Meme xx

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  4. Sounds like this book is breaking the mould somewhat, which is such a good thing as they are all beginning to get a bit 'samey' for me now with the constant 'I'm sixteen and yet this is the greatest love story ever' plots! Thank you for the recommend, I need a new series to get stuck into so will add this to my list! x
    Laura | Loved By Laura

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    1. It really is, it's more about a group of friends on a magical adventure, I can't say for the rest of the books as I am only on book two, I hope you like it!

      Meme xx

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  5. Yes, in Portugal's too Lush. I love the brand products! :D

    Hum,, seems to be an interesting books!

    InstagramFacebook Oficial PageMiguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me :D

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    1. Thanks hun :) And I love lush!

      Meme xx

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    1. It is, pick it up sometime :)

      Meme xx

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  7. I love reading, so I will definitely give this book a go! It sounds amazing!

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you do :)

      Meme xx

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  8. Awws the mouse with the book is so cute ♥ I haven´t read this book, but is sounds interesting!!!

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    1. Thanks Darling I had the header custom designed :) It's very cute, it's a great adventure, hope you like it if you pick it up!

      Meme xx

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  9. I've heard that it's great and you're think so, so I'm adding this book to my book's "wish-list"

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh great :) I hope you like it too! Maggie is such a great writer.

      Meme xx

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  10. Sounds so interesting...Nice review Meme!
    kisses
    Epsita

    www.thepositivewindow.com

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    1. Thank you Epsita, so nice of you :)

      Meme xx

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  11. Loved the idea and what is written about in this book - if only I had more time))

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. Well if you find you have any spare time Tanya, pick this one up! I don't think you'll regret it!

      Meme xx

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  12. that sounds like my type of reading ! thanks for sharing Meme :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. My pleasure Marie :) Hope you like it.

      Meme xx

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  13. I've actually never read ant Maggie Stiefvater books but she sounds amazing. Once I've got through my current read.. I definitely need to pick this up :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. If anything read The Shiver Trilogy, they're the books the made me fall in love with reading and that is why I consider Maggie my favourite author, but all of her books are amazing in their own way, she is very versatile!

      Meme xx

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  14. This seems very interesting, I'll have to try it :D

    ~Noor

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