Molly's Book Review of The Raven Boys

Book Review of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys

Wondering what the novel was like? Read all about it in Molly Looby's latest review



Even if Blue hadn’t been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only meant trouble.

But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.

This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.

This is the year she will fall in love.



The Raven Boys came so highly praised that the bar was set pretty high before I even picked it up. That, and I loved The Wolves of Mercy Falls series also by Stiefvater.


The start intrigued me straight away, but I felt it slowed right down after the initial interest. There’s so much information that needs to be understood by the reader before you can move on, and I struggled to juggle all of it at once. For this reason, I found it quite hard work to get into it and keep picking it up. (Don’t kill me!)


Plus, I wasn’t sure why I should care about the boys’ quest. Of course, by the end I understood, but for the most part, I didn’t really care what they were doing, and I think that was my main issue.


I did eventually get into it, but it was more than halfway through, and I came out a little deflated.


Having said that, the characters were flawless and real and loveable in their own way. They were all so different, and that was pretty much what kept me reading. But that’s what I’m most interested in: characters.


As so many people told me to read this book (most of which were people from Movellas), I feel as though I have to read the next one. After all, there won’t be so much confusion, and I should be able to sink into it better.

This is the risk you take when you big up a book so much! It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it; it’s that I was expecting so much more. Sorry, everyone! Stay tuned though. I plan to read book two soon.



      3/5 stars



Thank you Molly Looby for reading and writing this book review :) 

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