The Raven Boys
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?