My reading tips this week is the magically wonderful The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This is such as a sweet, unique and completely addictive read. It’s like a modern fairytale, Maggie Stiefvater is a true storyteller who manages to make the book both so easy to read and so complex at the same time.
The Raven Boys is something of a paranormal romance combined with a murder, old-fashioned adventures and Welsh mythology. Sounds a bit strange when you try to explain it, but it’s so good! So, so good! This book is completely addictive and fast-paced, and Maggie Stiefvater does a remarkable job in describing the characters with all their flaws and depths. I love Blue, the heroine so much, and her aunts. Her big bohemian family is so sweet and kind of nuts at the same time.
And the four Raven boys; Gansey, Adam, Noah and Ronan, with all their dark secrets and family problems, and their friendship and love for each other. They will (literally) die for each other.
I don’t want to give too much away about the story, since it has its twists and turns, and since it’s difficult to describe in a way that would even be close to do it justice. But it’s an amazing story about friendship, bravery, staying true to yourself and trusting your instincts. And the writing is marvelous, almost poetic of sort, with a perfect mix of reality and magic.
I recommend this book with all my heart and can’t wait to continue with the next book in this amazing series! Thanks to Maggie Stiefvater’s amazing storytelling, the plot has so many secrets that I can honestly say that I have no idea what will happen in the next book. But I’m dying to find out!
Find out more about the books and the author here: Maggie Stiefvater