The Raven BoysBook - 2012
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Sitting on my bookshelf at home, stacked haphazardly in no particular order with absolutely zero organization, are all four hardback copies of Maggie Stiefvater’s series, The Raven Cycle. My copies of those books are bursting with little slivers of sticky notes, color-coded specifically so that all it takes is one look at the color of paper sticking out of the book[...] (more)
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Blue Sargent lives with in a household of clairvoyants. When a night in the cemetery leads Blue to the enigmatic Gansey and his friends, everything changes. With a little magic and a LOT of character development, The Raven Boys is a great summer listen.
Nothing better for fall than curling up with the first book of a great series...and then continuing to binge them until winter arrives.
This is not a romance! Whoops. How did this end up here? Regardless of lack of romance status, this series features my favorite queer couple of all time, so it gets to be included.
LPL_KimberlyL Jan 03, 2019
It’s ironic that the first time I tried reading The Raven Boys, I absolutely hated it. Now, I find it hard to describe just how much I love these books. The premise to the first book describes a prophecy and seeing the spirit of a not-yet-dead boy and the search for a long-gone Welsh king. But th... Read More »
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AgeAdd Age Suitability
soobins_dolphin_cult thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
LVCCLD_KathyD thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
DBRL_IdaF thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
QuotesAdd a Quote
"The head is wise and the heart is all fire.”-Maura sargent
“I guess now would be a good time to tell you. I took Chainsaw out of my dreams.”
She wasn't interested in telling other people's future's. She was interested in going out and finding her own
Today, Blue thought, is the day I stop listening to the future and start living it instead
Other: Physical/domestic abuse is happening to one of the side characters. This topic might be sensitive to some readers.
Coarse Language: There is one character in particular who is almost always cussing. Although that's not something middle school aged kids aren't used to its something to note.
Violence: A scene of domestic violence vs. one of the characters. One character gets trampled to death non-graphically.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Blue Sargent has never fit in with her psychic family. Even so, she is always brought along to help amplify the layline as the soon-to-be dead walk along the path every St. Mark's eve. She never sees the spirits, she’s not psychic. But this year she sees the spirit of one of the rich Aglionby private school students, a raven boy, Gansey. Blue has vowed to stay away from them. So when her life starts to intertwine with those raven boys searching for a magical king, she begins to wonder if her family's rumored fate for her is more than just a fairy tale.
The Raven Boys is about Blue Sargent who has lived around psychics her whole life, but she has yet to see any spirits herself. She just amplifies other psychic powers, until one day on St. Mark's Eve she visits an old church ruin with her Aunt. There walking towards her is the spirit of a Raven Boy.
The Raven Boys are regular teenage punks that go to a school near Blue’s home in Henrietta, Virginia and they are hated by the people of the town. Blue asks his name and he responds with “Gansey.” Her aunt then tells her that the reason she saw him was that Blue either killed him or he was her true love. Through this encounter Blue finds adventure and many new friends. This novel pulls you in, until you can no longer imagine a world without Blue and her friends. What a fantastic read!