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The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys
By Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic, 2012
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
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.

Well, I hate to say it, but I was incredibly disappointed. The Scorpio Races took me into another world, and I loved it. Shiver had a fantastic storyline. The Raven Boys... didn't really have either. It wasn't bad, it was just bland compared to her others. The romance didn't grab me, the action wasn't fast-paced enough, the villain wasn't sinister enough, and the fantasy was too tame.

I think she was setting up the rest of the series with this book. The characters kind of felt flat compared to some of her others and it felt like not a lot happened. And speaking of characters, there were so many, i had a difficult time keeping them all straight. You know how she usually uses alternating chapters to tell the story? She didn't do that this time, so her writing style was different, too.

I wish I had waited until all of the books came out. I think I'll forget everything that happened in this one by the time the next one comes out. I have high hopes for the next ones, though. I feel like she took a risk with this one, and I think in the end, it will pay off. We just need to wait for all of the books.