The Raven Boys (the Raven Cycle #1)

The Raven Boys (the Raven Cycle #1)

4.05 (338,912 ratings by Goodreads)
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'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.'Every
year Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the
soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them - until this year, when a
boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.His name is Gansey,
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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other
Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege
around him; Ronan, thenbsp; fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to
despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn't believe in
true love and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life
becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys,
she's not so sure anymore.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0545424933
  • 9780545424936
  • 14,435

Review quote

é "Stiefvater's novel, inspired by Manx, Irish, and Scottish legends of beautiful but deadly fairy horses that emerge from the sea each autumn, begins rivetingly and gets better and better . . . all the way, in fact, to best."-Horn Book Review, Starred Reviewé " nothing else out there now."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Reviewé "A study of courage and loyalty tested...utterly compelling."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Reviewé "A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action-adventure, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster."-Booklist, Starred Reviewé "Up-On the sea-battered and wind-swept isle of Thisby, fall brings the famed and feared capaill uisce, or water horses, and with them, death . . . The author takes great liberties with the Celtic myth, but the result is marvelous."-School Library Journal, Starred Review"Stiefvater not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with "The Scorpio Races" but crushes it with pounding hooves.... If "The Scorpio Races" sounds like nothing you've ever read, that's because it is."-The New York Times Book Review"Tactile world-building, an island full of compelling characters, and the budding romance between Sean and Puck all make for an unforgettable book that's quite unlike anything else out there."-NPR Books"With this beautifully executed drama, Stiefvater has established herself as one of the finest YA novelists writing today."-Entertainment Weekly"Tense, atmospheric, and utterly original."-People Magazine
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About Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also the author of All the Crooked Saints and Call Down the Hawk. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at
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338,912 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 40% (134,284)
4 36% (121,702)
3 17% (57,669)
2 5% (16,561)
1 3% (8,696)
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