Monday, December 8, 2014

[AudioBook Review]: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys
Author: The Raven Cycle
Narrator: Will Patton
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: September 18, 2012

Summary: “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.

Thoughts: Loved this book! Now I have read Maggie Stiefvater's other book series, but I didn't have The Raven Cycle on my list.  I seen my library had it on audio book, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Should have known it was gonna be a good one.  Once I started I couldn't stop  Blue and the Raven boys are exciting characters. The Raven Boys has a little bit of everything. I loved the mystery & magick aspect to the story. Definitely one of my favorite YA reads this year.  I can't wait to jump back into this world

The Raven Boys is narrated by actor, Will Patton. This is the second time I've listened to a audiobook he's narrated. I just love his voice.  He embodies the characters so fully.

Score: 4 Stars

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The Raven Cycle:
The Raven Boys
The Dream Thieves
Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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