Reader: Emily T.
Age: 18
Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: 9/18/2012
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The Raven Boys excels any expectations from previous novels by Stiefvater. If you thought The Scorpio Races was good, The Raven Boys is out of this world. Set in England, a group of friends at a male boarding school have banded together as intelligent outcasts. Blue, a girl who comes from a family with clairvoyant powers, helps the leader of the boys attempt to find an ancient burial ground and solve the mysterious death of a boy decades ago. Written with dark twists and cliffhangers, The Raven Boys is a promising new series that leaves you wanting more.
Memorable or Forgettable: This novel has a definite dark undertone that demands attention. The main characters are fully developed, leaving you satisfied, but intrigued into where Stiefvater will take them next.
Cover: Although the cover doesn't entirely have to do with the story, it fits the title and is beautifully done. Clearly an original image is suitable focuses your attention towards the novel . The lay lines in the bottom right corner do incorporate a main element of the novel. Both the boys and Blue use lay lines throughout the story.
Age Range: 12 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it

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