Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): "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."My Review: I'm not sure what I can say about this book that will adequately express how much I loved it.
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 Nah, 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 any more.
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.
Maggie is a genius. The Raven Boys was incredible. Like in The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys is written in a more artistic and flowing way than The Wolves of Mercy Falls. The story and the characters are so vastly different in Shiver or Linger, and I absolutely love it.
This book was very descriptive, and I felt that the descriptions were incredibly detailed and perfectly placed. This is one of those books where the words paint a picture for you, and the picture was amazing. I read The Raven Boys in one sitting, but this is one I could easily spend hours on, just soaking in all the details.
The story was just so intriguing and unique and it immediately stole me away. The characters were dynamic and fit together perfectly with the story and the descriptions, and were just.... amazing.
The endings to Maggie's books are definitely my favorites. This one was just as perfect as the rest of the book, and all the more infuriating, because it happened to be a cliffhanger. !!!!!!!!
As always, Maggie has more than surpassed my expectations and left me breathless. Thank you for being a genius!
Thanks for reading!