The Raven Boys
An all-new series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!FORMAT: UNABRIDGED 10 CDSLegend holds that Glendower, a vanished Welsh king, sleeps beneath the hills until he's needed. The first person to find him will be granted a wish - either by seeing him open his... show more
An all-new series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!FORMAT: UNABRIDGED 10 CDSLegend holds that Glendower, a vanished Welsh king, sleeps beneath the hills until he's needed. The first person to find him will be granted a wish - either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.Gansey has it all - family money, a car, time for extracurriculars and friends - but he's always loved the tales of sleeping kings. He thinks he's found one too, or at least the area where one might be: in the town of Henrietta, VA. And the best way to be there is to attend prestigious Aglionby Academy for Boys.Blue is the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, but is too practical to believe in things like spirits or true love. Her policy is to stay away from Aglionby boys...but it may be that one in particular can change her mind about magic, and maybe even love.
Publish date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Edition language: English
Series: The Raven Cycle (#1)
It's not that the narrator is bad, per se, his voice just doesn't fit the story or characters very well. He sounds 60-something, and this is a book about teenagers, and he has that kind of smoky, gravely voice that I suppose would work good with, IDK, campfire stories but isn't quite up to snuff for...
3,75 stars I had a hard time getting into the story, initially. I didn't fully relate to any of the characters, and I felt like (at least the first half of) the book lacked the required tension to keep me invested. The last couple of fifths in the book were better in this regard, and I ended up fini...
Well, finally.This book was really good and I'm kind of glad I'm just getting around to reading this series because I won't have to agonize for the next release. Yay for that.Initially, I was inclined to give the book five stars. Its has characters I'm falling in love with, a good plot, enough myste...
I finally decided to read this book since I’ve been seeing a lot about this series on Tumblr and it bothered me that I haven’t started this. So yeah, because of pressure I guess. To be honest, after reading this book I felt almost nothing? I don’t really know how I feel about this. For sure Stiefvat...
A YA Contemporary Fantasy that plays with typical genre elements and makes it's own unique mix. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is...