The Raven Boys: The Raven Cycle Review

The Raven Boys: The Raven Cycle (Book 1)

by Maggie Stiefvater

 “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 mean 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.”

 I have seen a lot about The Raven Cycle on Instagram and Facebook, so I decided i had to see what all the fuss was about. I bought The Raven Boys last year, but had not got round to picking it up.

Blue is the daughter of a physic, and lives in a house full of physics, she turns the volume up for them. Gansey is a rich boy who goes to the private school, he does not really understand about money, but is obsessed with finding Glendower. He has collected three friends along the way and ends up changing Blue’s life.

I have literally just put it down, I really was not sure about it the first couple of times I picked it up, but I am so glad I persevered as I ended up hooked. I even ordered the rest of the series so it is delivered tomorrow, but I need the next one now…

My favourite characters are Blue, Adam, Gansey, Ronan and Noah. I also like Persephone and Calla. It’s so hard to pick a favourite, they are all amazing, so different, but so well written. I really enjoyed finding out more about each of them with backstory that did not take away from the main story.

My favourite part was once Blue is more with the boys, but I also enjoyed seeing the bits were they do not know each other. Having seen things about The Raven Cycle before reading it, it was really fun when I came across the quotes that are out there, I almost squealed at one of them.

The Raven Boys ends on a cliffhanger, this is because The Raven Cycle continues in The Dream Thieves.

While reading this book, I described it as a group of friends trying to find a long lost king through ley lines. I would recommend to teenagers and adults. 4 out of 5.

The Raven Boys





  • Storyline
  • Characters


  • Slow to get into

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