Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.
His name is Gansey, 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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
Stiefvater has been one of my favourite authors since I first picked up Shiver many many years ago.
But this series- I never got into it when the first book actually came out (way back in 2012) so I left it, thinking I didn’t need to read it.
But reading it now- four years later and only weeks before the last book comes out, I don’t understand how I didn’t like it. It’s funny and sad and full of magic and amazing.
Oh, and Ronan, the character to beat all characters.
I finished book two a few hours ago, and I am rushing on with book three (while regretting starting them so long before the last book is actually out)
This is not a book review- but it is a recommendation. If you like magic and welsh kings, and characters who believe in both, then pick up this series, you will not regret it.