I remember reading Shiver and didn't like it at all. All I remember from the half book I managed to read was that it was dull and slow. But the Raven Cycle is fantastic! I love this series a lot more than Shiver. All the characters of TRC are complex and beautifully flawed. The mythology is a bit confusing at first but the writing and character development is very well done. It's not overly saturated with fantasy/mythology, instead the relationships between the characters are one of the highlights.
The Raven boys =-O A quick read that encourage the belief of something bigger than 'us
BBB SydNey usually by
Awesome. I love this author and she really out did herself with this. Love you Maggie Stiefvater.
Well done I really enjoyed this book, its a good read.
Really an excellent book I first discovered this author from Scorpio Races and loved that book so much that I wanted to check out another by her. The Raven boys did not dissappoint. Like in Scorpio Races, a strong, character driven story line is what makes this book great. The writer has a strong nack for creating rich, multi dimensional characters. Rarely have I read a book that features a multi-character storyline where the writer has the talent to and has taken the time to flesh each one. I love Gansey and his friends. And Blue, our female protagonist, is wonderful. It's interesting watching her come into herself as the story progresses. I would say she has the most growth of any of the characters. My only criticism is that the ending came a little abrubtly for me. I felt like I was in the midst of a maelstrom and then suddenly, nothing! None of the plotlines that one really cared about was wrapped up in any fashion at all and that was a little frustrating after be engrossed in this story for so long. I assume this was purposeful as there are 2 more books planned in the series. I just wish at least one of my big questions had been answered. Still, this book is highly recommended.