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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The Moon and More, Sarah Dessen

the moon and moreIn The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen a young girl, Emaline, lives in a beach town where most of their lives revolve around summer. In Colby they get most of their business in the summer when people come to the beach and stay in the houses that Emaline’s family is in charge of. It is Emaline’s summer before her first year of college, and her eyes are about to be opened to things she never thought she would want to do or see. Like not go to the same college as everyone else, find a summer romance in someone who is like no one she has ever seen, and develop a relationship with estranged family members.
Once again Sarah Dessen has written something that is relatable, amazing, and something that people should read. I went out and bought this on the day it came out, went home and read it. (yes I know this post is soooo late) I think this is relatable to any young girl, especially those from small towns. Finding someone who is new and exciting, and learning what it’s like to have an unconventional family. This is something a lot of people know the feeling of. I of course recommend this book and I plan on reading whatever comes out next by Sarah Dessen. Until next time,
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