The raven boys by Maggie Stiefvater


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Simplifying “The raven boys” is a supernatural treasure hunt. Henrietta and its ley lines favor the collaboration between the three protagonists and Blue, the daughter of a local psychic.
Sadly the novel ha a very slow pace at the beginning, moreover the reader is not provided with knowledge to understand the things unsaid by the adult characters [what are the meaning of the interrupted card reading, what are Neeve purposes etc..].
Aside from the paranormal theme [which some infodump could have helped] the lives of the four young adults develops, so we have scholastic, affective and familiar issues. In this sense some events are quite foreseeable and lacking of pathos {such as Adam relation with his father and Ronan help}.
In the ending most of the issues are dealt with, however, being this the first of a series of four books, some things are still left unsolved.
Overall I expected something more, the novel – in my case – suffered also the [lack] of competition with “Mistborn” which I’m simultaneously reading; as “The raven boys” is slow paced and lacking in explanations the other one quickens and provides the reader with the necessary knowledge to appeal him.


* The raven boys by Maggie Stirfvater ★★★☆☆

*I read this book in English

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