YAckers Discussion: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Remember the YAckers Secret Santa that I mentioned a few weeks ago? Well, I participated in my first ever YAckers discussion and we talked about The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. The post can now be viewed over at the YAckers blog. Head on over there to check out our thoughts about the book. I’m glad the latest pick was a book that I’ve been planning to read for a while, The Raven Boys was one of my anticipated titles this year because I loved The Scorpio Races last year.

The Raven Boys from the library

Here’s the summary from Goodreads:

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is 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 has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, 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 never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

I had a lot of fun reading and discussing this with fellow YAckers and I look forward to more YAcking in the coming months.

6 thoughts on “YAckers Discussion: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. Can you tell that I’m stalking your blog now? I really enjoy reading your reviews of YA books, and I’m glad you adore Maggie Stiefvater as well! The Scorpio Races is amazing – the way Maggie built her world and let her story simmer and stew towards the explosive climax is unparalleled. Shiver was what got me jumping on the Stiefvater bandwagon to begin with (that book is EXQUISITE), and The Scorpio Races made me a loyal fan 🙂

    Also, you guys really need to revive the YAckers blog! Your conversations are loads of fun, and I feel like you guys are my imaginary friends living in my head already. (I hope that didn’t come off as creepy.) I’d love to be a YAcker, if that’s how that works.

    Joyce x

    • I think Shiver was also the first Maggie Stievater book that I read but I didn’t feel the need to read the other books in that series (even though I had copies from Scholastic Philippines). The Scorpio Races is really the best of her books, in my opinion! I recently read all the Raven Cycle books together but wasn’t able to write a review for them. LOL I’m hoping I’ll be able to that later on but not making any promises.

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