This is my first review in a while. The last review I posted was about the Paris Time Capsule, which if you haven’t read, you will also enjoy! Today, I’m reviewing The Raven Boys.
The Raven Boys Series Review
The story is centered around a non-psychic girl from a psychic family and her experiences with a group of teen boys who are searching for a buried ancient called Glendower.
The story and writing style reminded me a lot of the Dark is Rising series. It has an interesting blend of modern and ancient ideas and beliefs. A good portion of the story focuses on otherworldly powers and supernatural events, but in a way that makes them seem like they could actually be real. The rest of the book focuses on the relationships between the children and their respective families, which seems like it could not blend with the mythical part of the story but it actually makes the story feel richer.
This was my first experience reading a book by Maggie Stiefvater and she is definitely at the top of my list for YA authors to read.
If I had been a bit younger when I read this series, I bet it would have topped my list of favorite YA books. It manages to feel both mythical and realistic at the same time, which is quite a feat.
My only complaint with the story is how it deals with the relationships of the characters. While I like that it isn’t typical with how it deals with the standard YA love triangle, it is still there. I also don’t believe it would be possible for so many characters with unusual power to be so close together. The idea that you can find the three people with supernatural powers all in the same town made the story a bit unbelievable, but on the whole, I could get past this minor hiccup.
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This Weeks Lit Lover Features
Last week there were so many amazing posts! I loved reading what everyone had to say. This time, my favorite post was from Natalie, who shared how to get a hold of ARC books. I used to read a lot of ARC books but have fallen out of the habit due to time constraints. Natalie was able to come up with some methods I hadn’t considered before. Thanks for the tips, Natalie!
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