My Rating: 4 Clairvoyant Stars
“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.
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.
This book was rather interesting. I would even go as far as to say the most intriguing book I’ve read since Harry Potter series. It had magic, mystery, a Welsh king that’s been a sleep for centuries, 4 high school boys who’ll do anything and everything to wake him, a potentially deadly romance, and a psychic’s daughter. What more do you need??!!
“Her first kiss, will be his last”
Blue Sargent is the daughter of psychic called Maura. She lives in the 300 Fox Way, with her mother, aunt, cousins, and her mother’s friends who are also psychics. Everyone that lives there can predict into the future accept for Blue. However, Blue isn’t necessarily not talented. Her energy alone, makes everything so much clearer and everyone around her so much stronger. Blue has always been told that her first love will die if she kisses him.
“Aglionby Academy was the number one reason Blue had developed her two rules: One, stay away from boys, because they were trouble. And two, stay away from Aglionby boys, because they were bastards.”
Every year on St. Mark’s Eve, at an abandoned church, Blue stands next to her clairvoyant mother, as the soon-to be dead walk by. Blue never sees them until this year, when a boy emerges out of nowhere and talks only to her. His name is Gansey.
“She asked, “Will you tell me your name?” He faced her and she realized with shock that he wore an Aglionby sweater. “Gansey” he said. “Is that all?” she whispered. Gansey closed his eyes. “That’s all there is.”
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve, Blue. Either you’re his true love,” Neeve said, “or you killed him.”
Wow!! Who comes up with this stuff??!! Now, how do you not get hooked to this book after only reading that one sentence?
Gansey is an Aglionby student who acts, talks and dresses a lot older than he is. He’s an old soul, with an obsession to find and wake an old Welsh king in the name of Glendower. He’s dedicated better half of life in research to finding ley lines and whereabouts of Glendower.
“I think Glendower’s body was brought over to the New World. Specifcally, here, Virginia. I want to find where he’s buried.”
The secondary characters, Blue’s family and Gansey’s friends were written so perfectly that at times they stole the show. Blue’s family in their own funny, quirky ways were the most fun part of the book to read about for me.
Gansey’s 3 best friends; Adam – the scholarship student, Ronan – fiercely loyal but often angry, and Noah – quiet observer who sees everything but never breaks his silence, were also a great addition to the story.
During the book, we got to know all the first and secondary characters in a very personal level and that was really interesting to read about. The story got more and more mysterious and tied every loose end very well at the end.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it anyone who’s in the mood for a good deal of mystery and magic in their life.