Staff Favorites Julia's Pick: The Raven Boys
The Raven Boys
By: Maggie Stiefvater
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Why I love it:
With a cast of characters that jumps off the page, it is impossible not to fall in love with "The Raven Boys", Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah are all unique and real, creating individuals that you'd love to meet and a friend group you believe in and want to be a part of. Add to that the mystery of Glendower and the psychic twists and turns fueled by Blue's family, and this book becomes impossible to put down. The first in a series, "The Raven Boys" is young adult fiction at its best.
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.