The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: September 18th, 2012
The Raven Boys is the first book in The Raven Cycle, about four boys and a girl. The girl, Blue, is part of a family of psychics, being the only girl who is not. And she ends up meeting four boys: Adam, Ronan, Noah, and Gansey. This book is about their adventure seeking a long lost king.
I listened to this book on audiobook, and I really enjoyed Will Paton’s narration of the story! He really added a flavor to it, I ended up using the audiobook rather than the physical. When I started reading the book, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to read it so I didn’t get very far in it. So I had to switch to audio. But I had to admit that I really felt it made the reading experience so much better. Highly recommend using it!
But this story was really really good! I got so invested and involved in this story. I loved following them on their journey in this first book. The magical elements in this story were so great, and really added to the story!
Each character was unique, had their own flaws as well as personality traits. I really didn’t expect to love each character so much!
Blue is such a unique, person and I loved reading her parts. She was just so funny, witty, and I love her storyline.
Gansey is just so cute, adorable, and he makes me wish he was real because I want a Gansey!
Ronan is always very interesting, because he’s always so angry and can be a bit scary. But either way he’s a cool person to read about.
Adam is a precious angel! He is a bit frustrating at times but at the same time, you just want to wrap him up in a hug and hold him forever.
Lastly, Noah is a cutie pie and he must be kept in a fortress to be protected forever. He’s just adorable, and I couldn’t help but love him!
I highly recommend this book to everyone! It’s a fun book with a magical journey. I am almost halfway through the audiobook for the second book and I can already tell I’ll love it just as much as this one, maybe even more!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve read it (or listened to it), and what your thoughts are!