This is a review of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
I gave this book ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 stars, I loved it.
Blue is the daughter of a powerful psychic. She has been told her whole life that if she kisses her true love he will die. Blue is not a psychic, the only one in her entire family to not be a psychic. Blue lives by two rules 1. Stay away from boys. 2. Stay away from Raven boys. Her entire life changes the night she sees her first spirit.
I loved this book. It is not uncommon for me to stay up reading a book until 2am. It is uncommon for me to then wake up before 7am to finish the book! The characters in this book are each so different and so vibrant. They are fully formed and fluid. There is change, there is growth. The world has vast amounts of detail but it is given in a natural way. It doesn't feel heavy, forced, or boring; it is also not tacked on as an afterthought.
I was absolutely captivated by this story. Everything in it was interconnected in surprising ways. The different narratives merged beautifully to create a story that feels real. I am half tempted to go put on some hiking boots and search for ley-lines myself! Before going to find any ley-lines though, I am going to go find the next book in this series!
I highly recommend this book. I absolutely devoured it. It went from a simple "oh the library has this available and I have heard good things about it" to "Holy crap! I can't put this book down" within the first 5 minutes of the story. If you enjoy stories about supernatural things you will enjoy this book! If you are on the fence about the legitimacy of the supernatural this might be the book to make you a believer.