The Raven Boys, the new best-seller series by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys, the new best-seller series by Maggie Stiefvater

After reading some of her previous books (the Wolves of Mercy Fall for example), I couldn't help buying this one to discover Maggie's new world. And hopefully I did!

“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.

[this is a summary I found on the website Goodreads]

I absolutely loved the characters, the plot, the book's cover, the writing style... Everything was great and well thoughtful. This book makes you feel weird, this book IS weird and perfect for people who like it.
The main character, Blue, was very likeable and everything, but the Raven Boys are just... breath-taking. I am becoming used falling in love with book characters, but THESE boys are well-developed, perfectly described, very attaching.

And the last line of the book was the best last line ever, even if it frustrated me a lot not being able to buy the next book right after. For people who enjoy fantasy and weirdness, this book is your next must-read!

by Anne-Cécile W.