THE RAVEN BOYS (The Raven Cycle #1)
Storyteller : MAGGIE Genius STEIFVATER
Book Birthday : September 18, 2012
Fairy Godmother : Scholastic Press
Pages : Hardcover, 409pgs
Source : Purchased hardcover
READioactivity on a scale of 5 - FIVE
This is perhaps my favorite series of all times. Beating the likes of Daughter of Blood and Starlight, Divergent series and The Lunar Chronicles.
This book makes me suspect that Maggie Stiefvater (last name pronounced as steve-otter. First name as.. oh well) is not entirely human. That she has some magical blood in her which enables her to impart sinister but wonderful magical qualities to her books. I am at the stage of contemplation - whether to author stalk till I find out the truth. Or just stay obsessed with reading every word she writes. I suspect I will go for option C ie. both.
The Raven Boys has all the makings of a classic. It is a modern day fairytale. It is SO good that it should be required reading. This review is tooled to illuminate why you should read this book and why I love it more than any other series.