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.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2013
A whimsical, distinctly character-driven series, "The Raven Cycle" is extremely hard to categorise – it reads like a contemporary but one might tentatively label it as magical realism.
I have so much love for this series. The writing, the characters, the friendships, the relationships, the plot, the mythology… but mostly the characters.
The characters definitely make the books, it is their story just waiting to be written. They are some of the most dynamic and real characters I have ever read and I love them, and I love how they love each other – the overarching rightness of it all.
Admittedly, I wasn’t particularly a fan of Adam to begin with, but that just highlights another great characteristic of the series – it’s fantastic and realistic character development. There is also a great LGBT relationship.
There is no doubt: this book, this narrative, is cyclical, and it is made all the more beautiful due to the nature of this series – how it plays with time.
The "Raven Cycle" is about hope, growth and making your own path but knowing some things are meant to be. 100% recommend. - Melissa (QBD)