Word Revel

Book blogger, recent Sociology grad in her twenties. Stares at labels when no books are in sight. Disproportionately reads YA. This is a companion blog to http://wordrevel.com.

The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater, Will Patton Initial thoughts: Where do I begin? I'm still trying to grapple with the book but somehow I feel genuinely sorry that I didn't like this book more because there's just so much excitement surrounding this series. The prose and the narration were impeccable and the setting with the myth of Glendower was more than original. Perhaps it's the premise that I got stuck on. Blue had been told since she was young that if she kissed her true love, he would die.

For all her cautious, nay, sensible ways, avoiding any sort of kiss, in case she'd kiss her true love, that tension and danger because of it didn't feel all too real. On the other hand, I liked that The Raven Boys lacked any sort of overbearing romance. It focused on the other issues at hand, like chasing a god, searching for ley lines and generally introducing all the complex characters and their traits.

Also, I'm glad I started with the audiobook because Will Patton's narration style is exactly how I like it — engaging without being overdone. He added rhythm to Maggie Stiefvater's lyrical words and paired together, it was perfect. Thankfully, I already have the audio CDs of The Dream Thieves on reserve at my public library.

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