It seemed almost a crime that I was heading towards YALC and I still hadn’t read a Maggie Stiefvater book. I know. It’s disgusting, isn’t it?
But it’s ok! I sorted my life out and made a start on The Raven Cycle to see what all the fuss was about.
Oh my god. This series.
What really worked for me?
Blue – Is such a fun protagonist. I loved her quirks and I could truly identify with the way she was a bit of a loner. A happy loner. Of course, that’s about to change for her in this book.
Gansey – So, it took the whole of the book to feel out where my heart really lied with these boys and as much I love Noah, and have a serious soft spot for Ronan, it’s Gansey all the way. He makes me swoon.
(it’s my imagination and I’m allowed to be as seedy as I want with it)
Twisty, twisty – I KNEW IT! I actually yelled that on the train when I was reading it. I mean, just in case there are other people out there that haven’t read this book I’m not giving it away but I KNEW IT! There’s a twist in here, a big twisty twist. And it’s a GOOD ONE!
Noah – I want him to be my BFF.
Chainsaw – SO CUTE! Who knew a baby raven could be that cute?
Adam – My feelings towards his character flip-flopped like a flip-flop. And it’s a testament to the Maggie Stievater’s skill that I was so fully concerned about it. I dunno, there was just something about how he changed that socked me right in the stomach, and going into ‘The Dream Thieves’ I’m not sure he’s my friend anymore. *chuckles*
What didn’t work for me?
Not much at all! I think, if I had to pick at anything it would that I felt like I didn’t get enough from Blue. Like, I wanted more from her emotionally, or something.
But it’s such a small thing, and it doesn’t really change the fact that I am completely on board with this series.
Tarot cards. Clairvoyants. The supernatural. A mystery. A challenge. Wonderful weirdness. A little romance. SERIOUSLY WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?
This book has “me” written all over it. Easily 5 out of 5.