Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Quick Thoughts on The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
I had absolutely no intention of ever reading these books. I really enjoyed Maggie Stiefvater's 'The Wolves of Mercy Falls' series but when The Raven Boys first came out, it did not appeal to me at all. I heard nothing but good things about and still I didn't want to read it. I'm always the person who reads something that is super hyped up and doesn't like it and I figured that would happen this time. No matter how much hype I heard about the series, I just wasn't interested...until this Fall. I don't know what made me do it but finally after years of hearing about this series, I finally gave in and decided to try it. Why didn't I read it sooner???
The Raven Cycle is weird and creepy and awesome. I don't really know how to describe it; there are all kinds of unusual things that just boggle my mind but are so cool at the same time. Maggie Stiefvater is some sort of uber creative evil genius for coming up with this story. It has history and paranormal situations and real life issues and they all combine to make a great story. There were times where I really wasn't sure what was going on but because of the characters, setting, etc. I still enjoyed the story and wanted to keep reading.
There are a lot of characters in these books and they are all very unique and interesting in their own ways.I know I'm supposed to say that I just loooove Gansey and he's my favorite but he's not. I really like him as a character but in my opinion, Ronan is the most interesting of the 'Raven Boys'. He has a really dark side but also a soft, endearing side. He has a lot more depth than the other boys and I'm very drawn to him as a character.
I am not going to go on much longer because there is so much I could say that would give away the story. I will say that I love this series and am so glad that I finally gave in and read it. I can't wait to read the next book to find out where the story goes. 4 stars (for all three books).