Book Reviews

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

– Short Story – 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater follows one of our main characters Blue Sargent. Blue comes from a family of clairvoyants, or seers as we normally understand them to be. Blue herself cannot see, but she does have the ability to enhance what the rest of her family sees around her. It also follows our other main character, Gansey, and his friends who attend the local private school of Aglionby. The boys that attend her are often called Raven Boys due to their uniforms and their mascot. Gansey is more than rich private school kid who has grown up with privilege his entire life. He has been searching for something, and that search leads Blue and Gansey together, but Blue has always grown up with one warning coming from her mother. She has always been told that she will cause her true love to die, so she has always tried to stay away from such things that tempt fate. We all know though, that you cannot run away from fate as it always finds you.

– My Thoughts – 

I did not really enjoy The Raven Boys and because it was such a hyped book and series I thought that I would love it.  I just did not understand the story and how it all went together. At one point I thought it might magical realism and another point I thought that it might be historical fiction, and at another point I thought that it was fantasy. There were a lot of different parts to the book and only a couple of things surprised me, I was very happy about those twists and surprises though because that is what really kept me reading the book. I always give a series a second book, and I am going to read the second book. I read Steifvater’s Shiver a long long time ago, and I believed I enjoyed it. People swear by this series, so I’ll give it another chance, but as I said it just wasn’t for me. Tell me what you thought of the book if you read it! I would love to hear about. Until next time,
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Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater

shiver_book_cover Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is about a young girl, Grace, who has found love in the most unexpected place. When she was younger she was taken into the woods by the wolves and almost attacked until one of the wolves, Sam, called off the attack. Ever since that night she looks out every evening during the winter for that one wolf only to see him watching her as well. As the years pass she develops somewhat of an obsession with the wolves, always watching them and knowing their seasons when they come and go. She thought their worlds would never come together until animal attacks start happening in her hometown and the town decides it is time to kill the wolves who live in the woods. Grace knows that she has to save Sam, but what she finds is something completely different.
I really enjoyed Shiver. I was able to read it during one shift at work, which means that it kept me entertained long enough to continue reading. I liked how there were some unexpected turns and plot twists, but I liked the general romance of the whole novel. I liked the aspect of falling in love and finding the one who is meant for you. As soon as I make it through my ever increasing list of books, I’m going to read the next one by Maggie Stiefvater! Until next time,
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