Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Raven Boys

17675462Goodreads Synopsis:    “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

My Thoughts:

-    Why did it take me so long to read this!? This was a hauntingly brilliant story!

-    I loved the characters! They were all so intriguing, and I just want to know more and more about each one, especially the boys.

-    I'm still a little confused with some things. I'm still digesting this.

-    It takes a little bit to get things rolling, but the story kept slowly building up to something great! The ending is awesome! Wow!

-    My mind was blown after Gansey and Blue visit the old church. 

-    I loved the friendship between Gansey, Ronan, Noah, and Adam. It is one of my favorite aspects of the book.

-    I can't wait to read The Dream Thieves!