you'll find me in the forest

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Review
  • Hey Bookies! Long time no talk!
  • I have a couple of reviews coming for ya'll, I've just been uber busy with summer travelling and I haven't gotten around to it yet.
  • This review is *spoiler FREE!*
  • First and foremost, The Rave Boys was not at all what I was expecting. I was thinking this was a romantic contemporary style book about a girl who falls for a guy who is brothers with these other boys; the Raven boys. Boy was I wrong!
  • While this book does have some romantic elements it surely isn't contemporary. I'd classify this book as a paranormal contemporary, since the events that occur aren't 'exactly' fantastical.
  • So in case you don't know anything about this series, here's a brief summary. TRB follows Blue Sargent, who is the daughter of a psychic of sorts. While Blue doesn't possess any form of psychic abilities, her presence makes readings stronger. She is no newbie to talk of the dead, and ghosts and spirits do not scare her. When Blue meets Gansey, a high school Aglionby student who is obsessed with finding a long lost king, Glendower, in hopes of him granting him a wish, her life is turned upside-down... But not in the way you may think. Because Blue has seen one of the Raven boys before... In a graveyard on St. Marks day- the day where those who will die within the next year show their spirits. Blue knows she shouldn't get too close to these boys, especially if one of them is going to die. But with this quest, and the other secrets that are unlocked before her... It's nearly too hard to keep away.
  • So as I was saying, not at all what I was expecting! I thought these charters were really interesting. I liked them because they weren't perfect. Gansey, who would be easy to write as the swoon worthy male character is actually flawed by his obsession with finding Glendower. Adam could also be written as swoon worthy, but is unable to stand up for what he wants at times. Then there's Ronan and well... he is the baddie of the group. And Noah well... You'll have to read the book to find out his flaws! ;)
  • I liked Blue as well. I thought her reactions to what these guys were after and what they were doing was actually quite realistic given that she has been around strange paranormal stuff all her life. I'm a super scaredy cat when it comes to that sort of thing so to see her walking head on into dark forests and graveyards had me feeling a bit more brave! Ahh... How books transport us...
  • I haven't read a paranormal contemporary book in well... A really long time. I'm not continuing with the series right away (I'm REALLY into the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series by Jenny Han rn) BUUUUT that isn't to say I never will. I'm interested in where this series will go, and it's always good to broaden your reading!
  • 3.75-4/5 stars!
  • Have you read TRB???? I know it's been in the world for a while but I'm just hopping on the train now. Share your thoughts with me!
  • Thanks for reading!
  • - T

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm glad to see you're writing again :) I have a request which I hope you'll find inspirational enough - Astrid has to carry Hiccup piggyback-style all the way back to the Edge after he made some stupid accident with the flying suit and crash landed in the forest... I always love a torn-between-worry-and-wanting-to-beat-the-shit-out-of-Hiccup Astrid :)

A/N: Me? Spacing out the fics that I post over a certain period of time? HA.

(Thank you for these requests, and I apologize for the wait! Seriously. Look at that time stamp. Eight months? Holy shit. I need to get my act together. If any of you might happen to have any more, I’d be happy to oblige.)

It was early morning, and Astrid Hofferson was rather sure that she was the only one who was awake on the island.

She had been scouting the perimeter of the island on Stormfly when it happened–when Astrid reached a peak level of “oh my gods, I’m so worried,” and “oh my gods, I’m going to kill him before anything else can finish him off first, just so I don’t have to worry about any other potentially fatal threats.”

As soon as the all-too familiar sound of Toothless’ plasma blast pierced the air and echoed in her ears, Astrid snapped her gaze towards it source. From the middle of the island’s dense forests in the distance, a purplish-blue concentrated flame shot straight up into the sky, then erupted with somewhat visible clouds of gray rippling outwards in smokey rings from where it exploded.

A distress signal.

Odin, help them all.

But especially Hiccup.

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