The Wonderful Raven Boys

“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.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Oh The Raven Boys, I loved this book from the first sentence. I listened to The Raven Boys as an audio book from the library, the reader was fairly good and had a cool, calm voice.

I loved the main characters, Blue and Gansey. I have a crush on Gansey and I would totally love to be Blue's friend
I absolutely loved the psychic theme and the unknown, mystery of the book
Blue's family / friends in her house were so entertaining, I love the interaction between the psychics
Adam, I really did like Adam and his story, his pride and his choices on who he was going to be

The only gripe I really had is that the climax, ending came so quick that it was almost confusing for me, I wasn't really sure who was where and what was happening. I think I a going to have to reread that part again to take it all in

I am excited to continue with this series, I really really loved this book! What did you think?


  1. I love this book and really like your review. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the ending was a wee but confusing.

    If you want it here's my review of the book.

  2. Oooh! I really want to read this book now! I've heard amazing things about Stiefvater.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. I understand when you say you were confused about who was who, and who said what. You might want to try reading the actual book. The same thing happens to me when I listen to audio books. Awesome review!



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