The Friday 56, #3 – The Raven Boys

Hi guys! Happy Friday! I’m super happy because today is the first of my four day weekend. That means lots of time to read! 😀 (and blog, but I might only be posting reviews for a while because I have like 4½ library books to read by the 20th… haha oops)

the friday 56

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 TRBThe voices in Whelk’s head were a roar, but for once, his own thoughts had drowned them out.

The Raven Boys is the first book in The Raven Boys series (saga?) by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m currently on page 127 and unfortunately I don’t see what everyone loves about it. This series is hugely popular right now and I’m really hoping that this book picks up. At the moment, I’m not attached to any of the characters and the plot isn’t too intriguing. Regardless, I refuse to DNF it because I want to be able to say that I at least gave it a shot. 😉

Here’s the Goodreads synopsis:

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.

It sounded like a really unique, intriguing paranormal/fantasy book. While it is a unique idea, so far it hasn’t intrigued me. However, if you’re also an odd duck who has yet to read this (and there’s nothing wrong with being an odd duck 😉 ) and wants to, you can find the Goodreads page here. My review should be up either tonight or tomorrow. 🙂

Have you read this? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? I’d love to know! 🙂

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