The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Reviewed By: S.F.
Raised in a house full of psychics, Blue Sargent was told from age six that if she kissed her true love, he would die. Other than developing a policy against kissing (just in case), she never gives the prophecy much thought until she meets the ghost of the boy she is destined to love (and kill) within the year. When the same boy (very much alive) shows up at her house to have her mother tell his future, Blue finds herself drawn to the Raven boys and their all-encompassing quest for a dead Welsh king. As Blue and the boys venture further into their search, though, they begin to awaken a magic that may not be able to be controlled. Intermittently funny, exciting, and haunting, this was a book that made me shake my fist at the clock every time I had to set it down.
Why I Picked it Up: I waited to read this until the third book came out, thinking I could read all of them all at once...only the third book isn't the last! It's a series not a trilogy!
Why I Finished It: That wasn’t an option. I couldn’t stop.
I’d Give this Book To: Fans of character-driven fantasy such as Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan. Also, anyone who likes a mystery and a blend of humor, magic, and mystery.
**Librarian Side Note** Besides being by the fantastic author who brought you the Shiver series, The Raven Boys also happens to be on the 2015 nominee list for the Abraham Lincoln Award. We have multiple copies available here at the Library, book, Playaway, and downloadable ebook and audio, so check out a copy today!