The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)  by Maggie Stiefvater

I have finished the series for  about a month now, but have been having trouble writing the review for all three books in the series. At first I thought that I wanted to write the reviews in reverse order, because once I finished them I realized just how significant every little piece of the first few books in the series was. The first book in this series is good, it has its own plot and does not just set up for the whole series. It also has great characters. It takes a little bit to get used to her writing style, but once you started reading, it becomes an addiction of sorts. Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style is unlike anyone else’s and I really missed it when I finished the book. Ronan, Gansey, Blue, Adam and Noah were all such diverse people and I really liked the fact that they could be such individuals and have so many sides to them that even they were unsure about themselves sometimes. They are the opposite of one dimensional, Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah are cubic as their thoughts and feelings are so original yet relatable. Within all of this there were moments of just profound thoughts. Just a sentence thrown in, where Blue questions the color of the sky or what is friendship. It seems like a small paragraph, but it is very profound. I found that I could relate a lot of the philosophers that I am learning about in my Philosophy class to the characters and behaviors that are shown throughout. I would highly recommend this series and say that even though this book has its own plot and resolution, it is definitely setting up for something more in the next books to come. I would recommend these with a warning that you will become highly attached to the characters. If you are curious about what actually goes on with the story, I would describe it as a teenagers quest for purpose (involving magic).


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