Friday, February 15, 2013
Review: The Raven Boys
Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: September 18th 2012
Format: Print/Hard Covered
In all honesty, I really don't know how I feel about this book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, because if I didn't I wouldn't rate it 4 stars. That said, I feel like not enough happened in the book to make it interesting. Let me explain:
The Raven Boys was interesting in the fact that I liked the characters. Blue Sargent was a strong character who didn't let people walk all over her. I really likes this about her. The Raven Boys (not the title but the actual characters) were interesting too, in there own little ways. Gansey was funny and I liked how he talked. Really, I liked how he talked. Adam, becomes that tortured soul-type and I couldn't help but feel for him due to his predicament with his father. He was the most understanding of the group. And then there is Ronan. Not much to really say about him. For me, Ronan feels like the type of character that is just there. He has a story, but never gets to really tell it.
You see, there are a few different stories within this story. Each character has a story, a struggle they are all overcoming (or trying to). But you see, for me as the reader, I couldn't help but feel like each character's story took away from the bigger story. The author went too much into depth with each character. Although this isn't entirely bad, for me, it made for a not-so-interesting story. I was hoping for a thrilling adventure. Characters doing this and that in trying to discover this whole king business and what not.
However, I truly did enjoy the story. I know, this really makes no sense. It wasn't that interesting, but I enjoyed it? It was addictive! I don't know why but I always wanted to read it when I wasn't. For some reason Maggie pulled me in.
That said, I do recommend you try this story out. I LOVED Maggie's Wolves of Mercy Falls Series. LOVED IT! I really like her writing, so maybe that's why I was so addicted to it.
I'll be reading the sequel for sure. I need to find out where all those stories end.