The fourth and last book I was able to read during the Make Me Read It Read-a-thon was The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
Honestly, I’ve read so many things about The Raven Cycle ever since I started my blog and became ashamed of saying I hadn’t read those books yet. Obviously, I had to put them on my poll!
Even if Blue hadn’t been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.
But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.
This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.
This is the year she will fall in love.
After having many people raving about these books, it’s only fair to say that my expectations weren’t exactly of the low kind. On the contrary.
And I think that, unfortunately, this backfired a bit on The Raven Boys.
I enjoyed the story; I really did. But it felt like it was too slow-paced. When thinking of the book now, I’m imagining getting a piece of a puzzle every couple of chapters. You keep trying to fit them all together, but for some reason it feels as if you’re getting pieces of different puzzles that will never fit.
By the end of The Raven Boys, I didn’t get the “Aha!”-moment I was suspecting. Instead I’m left with a whole bunch of puzzle pieces that have no place to go.
Let’s just say I’m in desperate need of some closure that I didn’t get and even though there are sequels, surely there could’ve been a little less questions to end the story with, no?
When it comes to the characters, I liked them all! They each have their distinct characteristics, their own voices, principles and way of handling things.
I’ve tried to pick a favorite when it comes to the raven boys themselves, and I keep ending up with Noah. For some reason, he tugged at my heart strings in a way the others weren’t capable of.
Because of all my leftover puzzle pieces, I’m going to give this book 4 / 5.
I really did enjoy it, but I would’ve liked to have a little less puzzle pieces left before diving into the next book; especially since it’ll be a while before I can read the sequel and I feel like I’ll have forgotten half of the puzzle pieces by then…
When it comes to the munches, I cannot forget about the guacamole! So here goes, nacho’s with some delicious homemade guacamole.
And, yes I’m saying it, it was delicious!