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Reread Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


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.

Plot: When I first read this book, last year, I found the first half to be quite slow and boring. I wasn’t sure I was going to like or continue the series. However, I did like the second half and continued. (So glad I did!)
This time around I liked the book so much more! I don’t know if it was because I already knew what was going to happen or because the characters were already familiar. I ended up reading this so quickly, I fell back in love with the world and the characters, I had an amazing time rereading this!

I was so shocked to see the foreshadowing in this book that I had completely missed the first time around. It’s crazy! One of the best things about rereading is noticing the little details you had forgotten or missed!
I love all the characters in The Raven Boys, there isn’t one I dislike. I love their friendship and their banter and I so wish I could be apart of their group!
I love Blue’s weirdness and uniqueness, she’s so cute! I love her relationship with her mother, Maura, and the ladies of 300 fox way.

Thoughts whilst reading:

  • Oh my god, I’ve missed these characters.
  • Ronan is amazing.
  • Bless Gansey, he’s so clueless.
  • Blue is an actual babe.
  • I want a pet raven.

Rating: 5 Stars!


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