Book Recs – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book: The Raven Boys
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: YA

What it’s about: Blue Sargent, while not a psychic, comes from a family of psychics. Her mother, and all the other psychics in her life, have told her that one day she will find her true love. Unfortunately it is also foretold that if she kisses her true love, he will die.

Why I read it, and why you should too: I read this book because I am a fan of other titles by the author. This one caught my attention because the premise is both simple and gloriously complex. It kept my attention because of the characters. Blue lives in a smaller town that happens to be the home of an elite boarding school for boys. At the beginning of the novel she befriends four boys who go to that school. The rest of the book follows the five friends as they work to complete a quest. As expected there is a romantic side to this tale, but there is also a fun mystery and several good plot twists to keep things interesting.

Have you read The Rayen Boys? Did you enjoy it, or do you have another book you would recommend in its place?