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.

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

*I read this book in English

[ARC] The crow: curare by James O’ Barr

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The crow by James O’ Barr is an epic novel, moving and cruel. The crow howevere keeps on helping the fulfilment of justice, as in this graphic novel, also by Joe Barr, “The crow: curare”.

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