The Raven Boys  - Maggie Stiefvater

March 15 -May 20

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

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.


Review- Blue Sarget is the only one in her family who isn't a physic but she makes things stronger for other physics on all st eves she sees a spirt named Gansey and if a non - seer sees a spirt on all st eve it means she's either his true love or she killed him .
Gansey is looking for Glendower a welsh king who if you wake up you get a wish. Gansey and his friends Adam , Ronan ,and Noah are looking for him Adam calls a physic because Gansey heard his voice on a recorder . When Blue goes to work she gets a call Gansey is coming in for his reading . Then Blue meets a guy who tells her she should talk to his friend cause he likes her Blue isn't a fan of this guy cause he's a raven boy and rich and that guy is Gansey and then Roanan and his brother are getting into a fight . Ronan found his father when he was killed and Ronan became different . Adam goes to talk to blue to talk about what happened at Ninos and Blue gives Adam her number . Blue has a curse if she kisses her true loves he dies . Adam has a rough home life his father beats him and he doesn't want Gansey to own him . They all go to the physic appointment and Blue is shocked when it's "President cellphone " thats what she calls Gansey the reading was very intense . Blue's mom doesn't want Blue to be around those guys but blue can't not help . Adam sends Blue flowers and they go out with everyone in a helicopter to search for the ley lines . They find this place in the woods and its creepy as hell . Welk is trying to find Glendower also and when he hears Gansey has been looking he isn't to happy Welk lost a friend seven years ago when he was doing a ritual. Ronan one night is missing from his room and Gansey finds him at a church with his new pet Raven that he named Chainsaw. Blue likes Adam a lot but she hasn't told him she can't kiss him and when in the woods she has maybe a vision of her and Gansey . I loved this book a lot more than Maggie stievater other book shiver it's a very magical and beautiful book . Noah is a character that weirded me out a little I felt like he was hiding something and oh he was Gansey and blue find a dead body and a car and the licences was Noah's OH MY GOD I was freaking out Noah's a ghost and Welk killed him and he tried to kill Gansey . Ronan Dropped Adam off at home and Adam's father starts beating him up and Ronan comes in and beats his father up and then the cops come and he can't let Ronan go to jail cause of this so he tells the cops and goes to Momemth . Blue comes over and Noah explains to everyone what happened . Noah died seven years ago and seven years ago Gansey almost died when he got stung by bees and he heard a voice telling him he was going to find Glendower. Adam goes to be the sacrifice he takes his gun to welk and shit goes down Welk gets killed Adam wakes the ley lines and Ronan says he made Chainsaw from his dreams oh my god I loved this book I love the characters this book was amazing .
Quotes:
Blue tried not to look at Gansey's boat shoes ; she felt better about him as a person if she pretend he wasn't wearing them .

we have to be back in three hours , Ronan said I just fed chainsaw but she'll need it again. This , gansey replied is precisely why I didn't want to have a baby with you ."

I thought we were clear that night was for sleeping Ronan shrugged . perhaps for you not tonight . your pterodactyl woke me . why is it making that sound

“Her name's Chainsaw," replied Ronan, without looking up. Then: "Noah. You're creepy as hell back there.”

“I found it."
"People find pennies," Gansey replied. "Or car keys. Or four-leaf clovers."
"And ravens," Ronan said. "You're just jealous 'cause" - at this point, he had to stop to regroup his beer-sluggish thoughts - "you didn't find one, too.”


If we go that way, it seems less like we’ll be shot for trespassing. We can’t be low profile because of your shirt.”
“Aquamarine is a wonderful color, and I won’t be made to feel bad for wearing it,” Gansey said. But his voice was a bit thin, and he glanced back at the church again. Just then he looked younger than she’d ever seen him, his eyes narrowed, hair messed up, features unstudied. Young and, strangely enough, afraid.
Blue thought: I can’t tell him. I can never tell him. I have to just try to stop it from happening.
Then Gansey, suddenly charming again, flipped a hand in the direct of her purple tunic dress. “Lead the way, Eggplant.”
She found a stick to poke at the ground for snakes before they set off through the grass. The wind smelled like rain, and the ground rumbled with thunder, but the weather held. The machine in Gansey’s hands blinked red constantly, only flickering to orange when they stepped too far away from the invisible line.
“Thanks for coming, Jane,” Gansey said.
Blue shot him a dirty look. “You’re welcome, Dick.”
He looked pained. “Please don’t.”

Did you get notes for me?"
"No", Ronan replied,"I thought you were dead in a ditch.”

Oh! Your hand is cold." Ashley cupped her fingers against her shirt to warm them.
"I've been dead for seven years," Noah said. "That's as warm as they get.”

What’s going on with your face, by the way?”
Gansey rubbed his chin, rueful. His skin felt reluctantly stubbled. He knew he was being diverted, but he allowed it. “Is it growing?”
“Dude, you aren’t really going to do that beard thing, are you? I thought you were joking. You know that stopped being cool in the fourteen century or whenever it was that Paul Bunyan lived.” Ronan looked over his shoulder at him. He was sporting the five o’clock shadow that he was capable of growing at any time of the day. “Just stop. You look mangy.”
“It’s irrelevant. It’s not growing. I’m doomed to be a man-child.”
“If you keep saying things like ‘man-child,’ we’re done,” Ronan said. “Hey, man. Don’t let it get you down. Once your balls drop, that beard’ll come in great.”