Reader Reviewed The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  

The Raven Boys

Written by Maggie Stiefvater
Part of the The Raven Cycle Series

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One of Julia Eccleshare’s Stand-out Children’s Book of the Year 2012

Best-selling Maggie Stiefvater is mesmerising in this gripping and touching tale of the mysterious and the supernatural.
Blue doesn’t have the clairvoyant skills of her mother and her cronies, but she does have some special powers. One year, sitting with her mother as she watches the soon-to-be-dead walk past she sees one boy. Gansy. Who exactly is he and why does he appeal to Blue so much when he is one of the boys from the exclusive private school she so despises? Can Blue keep Gansy safe?

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Synopsis

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die.

When Blue meets Gansey's spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why - either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower - a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour. Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can't imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them.

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A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review The Raven Boys. Read their reviews below.

Safiyah Afghan - 'The Raven Boys is a fantastic piece of literature full of romance, adventure, thrills and spills and darker deeper moments...This book perfectly captivates all types of readers.' Click Here to read the full review.

Lola Bridgeman, age 16 - 'The Raven Boys is well written and easy to follow. Its fast paced and gives a new view point for young adult supernatural fiction.' Click Here to read the full review.

Josh Hall - 'Does not live up to expectations.' Click Here to read the full review.

About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy. There are more than 1.8 million copies of the Shiver trilogy in print. Linger, the second book in the trilogy, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. In addition to being a writer, Maggie used to street race (she owns a 1973 Camaro named Loki), plays the bagpipes and is an artist. She lives in Virginia with her family.

Maggie Stiefvater on Maggie Stiefvater:

All of my life decisions have been based around my inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space and coming to work in your pyjamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor or technical editor (all of which I've tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists, musicians and artists (I've made my living as one of these since I was 22).

I now live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two small kids, two neurotic dogs, one criminally insane cat and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. I'm an avid reader, an award-winning coloured pencil artist and play several musical instruments, including the Celtic harp, the piano and the bagpipes. I also make great cocktail party conversation.

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Format

Paperback
464 pages

Author

Maggie Stiefvater
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

19th September 2012

ISBN

9781407134611

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