By: Maggie Stiefvater
Format: Listened to all 3 books on Hoopla, thanks to my library.
Narrated by: Will Patton
Why I chose: Over the past year, I have heard that The Raven Boys is so good and people seem really invested in these stories. The selection on Hoopla is only just okay, but the first book was available. I decided to give this book a chance.
Minimal synopsis: A girl named Blue (love that name) lives in a small Virginia town where there happens to be a prestigious school for boys. Her mom is a psychic. Supernatural things happen.
Why you should read: Again, this is a book I did not want to read. Hence from the title, I ended up listening to all three books that are available in a very short amount of time and am now patiently waiting for the next one to be released.
First of all, I am now kind of a YA hater. I cannot stand some versions of YA because I think I am too old for some of that boring, crappy, dribble. When YA is bad, it can be VERY bad.
I was so ready to hate read this book. I wanted to roll my eyes in frustration about this girl Blue and her stupid, trite boy problems.
But then I fell in love with Blue and her attitude. She isn’t a pathetic main character, she holds her own. And then I fell in love with the boys themselves. Their backgrounds, their friendship, the different struggles they had to overcome…it is so good watching it unfold.
There were also moments where I was truly scared. Phenomenal writing.
Also, some of the side characters are so interesting. I think Piper has to be my favorite psychopath, and I didn’t even know I had a favorite psychopath.
Bonus: Woo! Turns out I only have to wait until February 2016 for the next one!
Question if you’ve read the books: If Adam and Blue have grown up in the same town, how come they didn’t know each other before? Like…they must have gone to the same elementary school or something. I need this explained.