the hype was real when i read this (and i was slightly very nervous), but for once, the hype was totally real, guys! (!!!)
recently, i’ve been taking a bit of a break from ya fantasy in favor of contemporary-ish* novels and a bit of magical realism (aka my favorite thing ever). i’ll probably be doing a post later this month (possibly?) on why i’ve been taking a break from fantasy.
to put it simply, I ENJOYED THIS SOSOSO MUCH. 100% obsessed. here’s why i loved The Raven Boys!
*i know. i can hear the gasps around the world. “whaaat… madeline reading contemporary??”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
|a sneak peak of my bullet journal hehe. i do want to accumulate some more spreads before i share it though…|