The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

“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...


Details The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

TitleThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
ISBN9780545424929
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2012
PublisherScholastic Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Rating

Reviews The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

  • Emily May
    2014-09-05
    Quirky loner girl meets privileged rich boy(s). Forbidden love and angst ensue.I seem to have this habit. For the past couple of years, I've mostly been deliberately avoiding paranormal YA from authors I don't already love. The genre is a hard sell for me, filled with tropes that lead to low ratings and irritated reviews. But really, what tends to happen is this: the first book comes out and I avoid it, look the other way as other bloggers get ex...
  • Zoë
    2015-04-17
    Reread in 2017:I loved it so much more the second time! Every character was unique and fleshed out and I fell in love with them all! Well, most of them. Can't wait to pick up The Dream Thieves!Book 34/100 of 2015:I really enjoyed this! I came into this book not knowing anything about the plot, just that there were some weirdly named kids and something about ravens. It was a little difficult to get into as I had no idea where the plot would go and...
  • Nat
    2016-03-06
    “She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”This review contains *spoilers*.I went into this book expecting to hate it, but I was truly surprised by it— right from page 1.I read the prologue before I went to bed and I had to convince myself to put it down because I knew if I wouldn’t, I’d be extremely sleep deprived the next morning. It was so good. And it was consta...
  • Kai
    2015-04-02
    A TV SHOW! A TV SHOW! - It's going to be directed by Catherine Hardwick, the woman who directed Twilight and Red Riding Hood. I know some of you think she may not be the best choice but I think she's perfect. She has a talent for mystery and magic, and if you aren't convinced you should watch Eyewitness, which is a fantastic and highly underrated TV show. Catherine directed a couple of episodes. Also, Maggie Stiefvater will be a producer for the ...
  • Wendy Darling
    2012-02-19
    On a cold night every spring, sixteen-year-old Blue and her psychic mother wait in a churchyard for the dead to arrive. Her mother is usually the one who sees the spirits of people who will die within the next twelve months, but this year, Blue herself is startled by the sad, desperate sight of a boy named Gansey falling to his knees before her. "There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve, Blue. Either you're his t...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2015-03-14
    OK. SO THIS BOOK WAS PRETTY GREAT.The book was very slow-moving for the first half or so, but I always found myself drawn in by the beautiful writing and the fabulous characters. This story is first and foremost about the characters, and I completely adored the friendship between the boys, and between Blue and the boys later on. Going into this, I thought it was going to be told solely from Blue's POV, and I am so glad that it wasn't. Getting to ...
  • Jessica Edwards
    2017-09-06
    4 Stars!What an enjoyable read this was.Blue, a teenage girl lives in a house full of psychic aunts and her mother. Ever since Blue was little, she was told that her true love will die if she kisses him. (That's one way to scare a little child...shit)Blue goes to church with her Aunt Neeve on St. Mark's Eve, which is when the spirits of those who will die in the next twelve months come through. (Nice....)Blue has no psychic ability, but she sees ...
  • Riley
    2015-08-31
    Easily the best book I've read all year. I've never read a book before where I love every single character equally. Blue: she is everything i aspire to be and i just want to be bffs with herGansey: yes plz Ronan: he's so scary and angry but you just know he secretly loves to watch cute cat videos Adam: he must be wrapped in a warm blanket and protected at all costsNoah: my precious cinnamon bun
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2016-03-06
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListI absolutely loved this book! But, here's the thing, I didn't know what was going on through half of the book and I'm still a little up in the air with what all they were doing. I just know that I FREAKING LOVED IT AND CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE! YEAH.... I'M A LITTLE CRAZY! LOLOkay so there are these four rich boys that go to the rich school, Aglionby. They are the main characters. We have Gansey, Adam, Ronan and N...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2015-04-01
    The only character I like is Ronan. Which is... very ironic.It might be time for Maggie Stiefvater and I to part ways.Truly, there's nothing actually ''wrong'' with her style; it simply does not appeal to me. But this is the kind of story that I feel would be read in a better way if written in the 1st person point of view instead of 3rd. There is this possibility to feel connected to the protagonists... but a slim and invisible barrier seems to c...
  • Katerina
    2015-10-16
    “You're looking for a god. Didn't you suspect that there was also a devil?” Instant new favorite!!Psychics. Ghosts. Spirits. Sleeping kings. Legends. Enchanted forests. And a cursed romance. Maggie Stiefvater is an artist, ladies and gentlemen! “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love.” I was spellbound by this hauntingly beautiful paranormal tale since that very first sentence. Maggi...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2016-01-18
    Reread #3: Oct 2017: Yeah I mean...I'm just Raven cycle trash by this point and my heart is full of LOVE AND HURT for this series I can't even.😍😍😍(It gets better every time.) Re-read #2: Feb 2016: SO THIS IS A RE-READ BECAUSE I'M 100000% OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK. But I'm also an idiot and lost my original review. Let me cryyyyy. I desperately wanted to compare my then and now thoughts. AGHHH, CAIT. FIRE YOUR STUPID BRAIN. I'll just blame ...
  • Justin
    2016-08-15
    Yesterday I walked into my library's Young Adult section which is inside its own special Young Adult room. There were all these kids hanging out playing video games when this bearded 31 year old man walked into the room. He was a man on a mission, a mission to quickly identify the YA Series section, track down the YA SER RAV label on the spine of The Raven Boys, and get the heck outta that room before anyone knew I (I mean he) was there. Mission ...
  • emma
    2017-07-15
    THIS BOOK IS MIRACULOUS.There are psychics and ghosts and very human characters and boys in private-school uniforms and ravens and magical places and sentient trees. There’s magic and a badass girl and my new favorite boy and Latin and a refurbished warehouse that makes for a very scholar-cute apartment and Welsh mythology and a pizza restaurant. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...In short, sososososo many things I am always thrilled to se...
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    2017-05-19
    "What happened was they drove to Harry’s and... Gansey ordered flavors of gelato until the table wouldn’t hold any more bowls and Ronan convinced the staff to turn the overhead speakers up and Blue laughed for the first time at something Gansey said and they were loud and triumphant and kings of Henrietta, because they’d found the ley line and because it was starting, it was starting.” (Artwork by Static)There was so much more to this boo...
  • Maxwell
    2015-08-24
    Do I need to even explain myself? No? Well, I will anyway.This book has it all:The best characters.Maggie (I feel like we're on a first name basis) doesn't neglect developing any of the characters. Whether they show up for one scene or are a main character, they are real, fleshed-out people. I have a hard time believing Blue and the Raven Boys aren't walking around somewhere in Virginia right now on their search.Perfect writing.It's almost fright...
  • Clau R.
    2015-03-31
    Todo el libro me gustó muchísimo... con excepción de los últimos capítulos. Me confundieron bastante, pero no sólo eso... el "conflicto final" no me emocionó nada, lo sentí flojo.PERO en sí me gustaron bastante los personajes y claro que seguiré leyendo la saga. La historia me parece original y muy mística, tiene ese aire mágico que me encanta leer.
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    2017-10-18
    ”He felt raw: the chronicle of his fiercest desire stripped from him by force.”After finishing “The Raven Boys” I have about a thousand of questions, the most pressing one however is the following: Why did I wait so long to read this freaking awesome book??? I mean seriously!!?? What’s wrong with me!? How could I survive without knowing about “The Raven Cycle”?! I loved this book! It was so magical and mysterious and all the charac...
  • Petrik
    2017-06-07
    Raven Boys turns out to be more interesting that I thought it would be.I was reluctant to start this series, not only that most of the hyped YA series always disappointed me, this one also seems like a book written specifically for girls. Don’t kill me SJW, here’s the fact and statistic. If I go to the front page of Raven Boys, out of my friend list (right now around 600), 200 of them has read and rated it. Out of those 200, only 13 of them c...
  • Ashwood, 불
    2016-05-15
    This book is in my top favorites list. Kinda wished I would've read it sooner because it had the perfect blend of magic, friendship, bad guys that should be either shot or kicked in a hole somewhere remote, unforgettable characters (main characters or not) and a awesome story plot, that didn't get off track. My absolute favorite character, even though he wasn't the main male character, is Ronan Lynch. It was love at first sarcastic comment.Really...
  • Regan
    2014-03-11
    4.5 Really really liked this!
  • l a i n e y
    2016-12-29
    Review with my funny face? http://youtu.be/mZyzt0qw7tgI enjoyed the hell out of this book. At one point, and I shit you not, I literally yelled "FUN!". Don't worry I was in my bedroom so no side eye whatsoever.I was simply enthralled.I've seen people said so and so is an 'atmospheric book' and I have never truly understood what they meant before. Until i picked this up. The Raven Boys was the definition of ambien and mystery . And I was simply l...
  • Mitch
    2012-09-19
    Up until the very end, I was so sure The Raven Boys would be making an appearance on my top favorites list. Maggie Stiefvater’s latest book has everything I want from a great reading experience, a complex narrative, an intriguing and highly developed cast of characters, an utterly haunting style of writing that just blew me away from the first sentence recounting a dire prophecy. Sadly, my enthusiasm dampened somewhat once I sensed Stiefvater w...
  • Navessa
    2015-04-17
    This book is why I give authors second, third, and sometimes even fourth chances (*cough* Colleen Hoover *cough*). Because while I might not enjoy one book they wrote, I like to think that doesn't mean I'll hate everything they publish. Take Stiefvater. I tried to read Shiver a while back, and my review for it is literally just this gif: This book is also why I believe in mood reading. I picked it up a while ago and got about 50 pages in before s...
  • Ben Alderson
    2013-11-16
    RE READ THIS BOOK AND OMG YES! LOVED IT A SECOND TIME ROUND
  • Dilinna
    2018-02-16
    Oh my days!!!!💃💃💃💃💃. My first book by Maggie!!! And i get the hype surrounding this book nw....i totally get it. Storyline....unlike any i have read, didnt seem cliche at all, characters so eccentric and soo cool. For once rich kids that are not busy sleeping around and throwing parties...breath of fresh air. Gansey my new book bf😍😍😍😍😍. The only thing missing????? My beautiful ships.....i need them to survive but tha...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    2017-06-21
    #1 The Raven Boys ★★★★★#2 The Dream Thieves ★★★★★#3 Blue Lily, Lily Blue ★★★★★#4 The Raven King ???“She wasn't interested in telling other people's futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”All Blue's life, she's been surrounded by psychics: her mother, her aunt, her mother's live-in best friends. Blue can't predict anything, though - she's just an energy amplifier for everyone (and everything...