The Raven Boys: Review


Now technically this is a re-read. The first time I listened to the audiobook what feels like about a year ago. I didn’t remember much what happened so it was like the first time again. My first review. 

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Now for the synopsis: there’s this wonderfully weird girl, Blue and she somehow makes things louder for her mother and friends who are physics. One day, she meets President Cell Phone. He and his three friends are on a mission and Blue joins them. GoodReads: here.

I was repeatedly taken by surprise with every new twist and turn. The story had a bit of “first book syndrome” at the beginning, but it really took off about half way through. Despite being a little slow at first I was still very much intrigued. There is only one major twist that I could remember from the first read and it still shocked me.

Maggie Stiefvater is a wonderful writer. She has such a talent for describing things, for creating a magical world in a sentence, and for creating fantastic characters. The characters were flushed out nicely, still very much flawed.

One of my favourite aspects of the book was the complicated relationships. People have secrets, and sometimes they say the wrong thing or the right thing. Sometimes people fight, but they know they’ll always be there for each other (queue: aweee). I really enjoyed Stiefvater’s creation of these connections between people. Another beautiful and frustrating thing about these connections is choice. Choice is something everyone has the right to, and sometimes it feels like we don’t have other options, but we do. Sometimes you have to make a third option. 

Well, That’s all I can think of for now. I’m really trying to work on making my reviews better. If you have any constructive criticism that would be so helpful!

As always, thanks for reading!

Sarah ❤

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