Published by Scholastic Press on October 21, 2014
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
[Review written on January 15, 2015]
JUST finished the book a few hours ago. I’m having some withdrawal.
Just to answer my “pre-book publication date” anticipation/expectations- I did get me some more of Blue+Gansey. Not enough not enough though. BUT the cover is really gorgeous and every time I read the book and pause (may it be I’m so overwhelmed etc etcetera), I look and gaze and just stare at awe at how artistic and beautiful the cover is. Not to mention the embossed parts and how sparkly some parts are (if you look carefully you’ll notice). And I describe all these things from memory. That’s how long I’ve been staring at the thing! Plus the hue of color greens and blues mixing together with the element of earth. I just shudder at how good the artist is. It almost feels like it was painted.
Anyway, to the story. As usual, one of the irks I have with Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is how freakingly SLOW it is. Like snail pace movement all over! Though the story building is as expected slow, things- interesting and magical things did happen along the way. And oh my the better last half of the book was, or I think it was actually the last hundred pages, the book took me where I didn’t expect it to go. Well, to her credit, I really don’t actually know where the story is going. It’s this bundle of mysteries waiting for me to unravel it with my eyes- my reading eyes. It’s so sooo good! And I wish I can make a book talk about this book because I’m so certain you can see my raw reactions to everything. (I will try to do one later as I’m trying to want to do a lot of things today,ha! and just edit it nextweek or so)
All you need to know now is despite me itching my way and chanting and wishing for the book’s pace to accelerate, I rather enjoyed each moment and especially where the height of the story and how excited I am to know what will happen next (next book). So so good.