“Is that all?” she whispered.
Gansey closed his eyes. “That’s all there is.”
Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Why you should read this book: Because you may have a ley line just under your house and this book can help you wake it up.
Blue has been told all her life that she will kiss her true love and he will die. She doesn’t know when it’s going to happen or how will it work: the kiss will kill him or is the kiss that will trigger something that will kill him? Who knows!?
One night, more precisely Saint Mark’s Eve, Blue is with a clairvoyant friend of her mother to see the soon-to-be-dead on the corpse road. She can’t see the souls because she is not psychic like her mother, she amplifies their power, but then she sees the spirit of a boy, Gansey, with the uniform of Aglionby all-boys school, a raven boy. She is being told that she can see him because he is either her true love or she will kill him. One coincident after the other Blue finds herself tangled in the search of the magical ley lines with the boy she saw in the corpse road and 3 of his friends. Will they be able to find them, wake the dormant king and receive the supernatural favor that task offers?
“We have to be back in three hours,” Ronan said. “I just fed Chainsaw but she’ll need it again.”
“This,” Gansey replied “is precisely why I didn’t want to have a baby with you.”
I completely fell in love with this book, the story, the magic, the strong female character and of course the wonderful boys!
I am always attracted to books with magic in it, I love magic and if a book can make you believe that it is possible for it to exist then that book is perfection in my opinion.
I believed in Gansey’s theories, I believed in the ley lines, the lost king, everything made perfectly sense. I was tempted to start looking for the lines myself.
I was so immerse in the book. The story is clear, the mysteries are there, danger is around the corner and they can’t stay away from it, once they knew what to find there was no way they would stop looking for it.
“My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.”
The boys. Gansey and his loquacity and big difficult words that make people feel stupid. He doesn’t mean to do that, poor beautiful thing. Adam and his pride and bravery. Sometimes he needed to let go a little bit and welcome the help he’s been offered. Ronan and his mystery aura and his bird. He has so many things to say but he keeps quiet a lot, maybe it’s time for him to spill out his secrets and feelings. Noah and his sweetness and his will to be heard. He was such an enigma, I really didn’t expect anything that happened.
“What if I implement a no-pets policy at the apartment?” “Well, hell, man,” Ronan replied, with a savage smile, “you can’t just throw out Noah like that.”
Blue, Jane for Gansey. I don’t get it, Blue is a wonderful name, it’s easy to remember and it’s a beautiful colour, there’s really no need to change it. Blue is a strong girl, she knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. She knows when she is wrong like when she judged the boys only because they go to rich boys school. She puts herself in the position to start knowing them, understand who they are beyond what is on the surface. I like her!
I will give this book 5++++++++, it will be on my favourites list from now on and I will have this weird grin of pleasure on my face for a very long time.
Do I recommend it? Yes, read it, I say it from the bottom of my heart.
☆: It made my “favourite books” list