Publisher: Scholastic Ltd
Year of Publication: 2012
The story follows Blue, the only normal being in a family full of psychics. She can’t read tarot cards, make predictions, and whatever it is psychic does. Until one day she saw a spirit of a soon-to-die boy, Gansey.
Gansey and her posse Adam, Ronan, and Noah are students at an elite all-boy school, Aglionby. The students known as The Raven Boys. To Blue, all Raven Boys are trouble so she always stay away from them but something those boys are looking for draw Blue’s attention and little did she know, she join their adventurous journey to find a spiritual alignment of land form called Ley Line.
This is my first Maggie Stiefvater book, and it took me so long to understand and finally enjoy her writing style, it’s original, I have never read narration like that, it’s so bizarre yet unique. At first I think I’d die of her boring narration and really considered to DNF this book, but when I get used to it I found it quite fun, and real, it’s like you aren’t just read it but you heard the narrator voice inside your head, seriously I’ve never experienced that before, either I’m going nuts or this book is messing with my head.
This kind of spiritual, psychic world is new to me so I can’t say much but the idea is interesting but the pace is craaaaaazy slow, this too make me desperately want to DNF it. I don’t understand anything until 300 pages long, I keep asking “what’s this ley line nonsense?” or “what’s the deal with this crap?”. Good thing I didn’t gave up before page 300-ish because once everything became quite clear and I finally understood a bit about what was going on, the story keep getting interesting and I finished the last 100 pages in just about an hour.
The only thing that keep me going and make me not DNF this before that 300 pages is the characters. There are five main characters and they are all unique and well constructed. each of them has qualities and flaws of an actual human being, they are so relatable and real.
I guess this book was an ‘okay’ read for me, I may or may not continue to read the rest of the series. Honestly I’m a little curious about their next adventure but I don’t know, maybe I’ll think about it.