"We read to know that we are not alone." - C.S. Lewis
Note: To All Those Who Don't Want to Read a Long and Raving Review....watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iW9q-DS80g
I loved every page of Raven Boys, it was the kind of book that immediately upon reading a sentence, a paragraph, a page, a chapter, I wanted to go back and read it again, experience it again. I always deem how much I like a book by how much it makes me want to reread it and by how creative it makes me feel. A good book should instigate my imagination and make me want to create something and Raven Boys certainly was inspiring me.
I loved so many elements of the book! As usual I adored Maggie Stiefvater's writing style, something about how she uses her words, how she describes things draws me in and compels me to read more. And last, but certainly not least I loved how the story flowed, I wasn't sure what to expect when going in and was constantly surprised and excited by the elements she introduced or the twists she created.
I found the characters all delightfully unique. They were developed well and each had important elements to offer the book and their quest. I have, almost as a rule of thumb, always loved the characters Maggie Stiefvater creates, but I have been most wowed by them in Scorpio Races and Raven Boys. Even if I did not enjoy her writing, even if the books didn't make me feel as though I were standing write alongside the characters, if the story were boring or didn't go as I liked it I think I would still enjoy the book if only for the characters.
And the ending!!! I can't wait to read the next book!!!
Soundtrack: Here and Heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIVrCZ5sNwE
Premise - 5/5
Characters - 5/5
Writing Style - 5/5
Story – 5/5
Realistic(the plot made sense) - 4/5
Enjoyment – 5/5
Average Rating - 4.8
My Rating - 5
Cover – I adore this cover, more than words can describe. It is so much better in person, the raven is positively mesmerizing to look at!