Reviewed by H. McNicol, February 2020
Blue Sargent has been told her whole life if she kissed her true love, he will die. This year, when she’s aiding her family in collecting the names of those who will die in the next year, she sees one of the spirit of a boy. Blue has never seen a spirit before, seeing this spirit can only mean one of two things; She’ll kill him, or He’s her true love. Blue learns the spirit’s name is Gansey. While working her shift at Nino’s, a local pizza place, Blue runs into Gansey and his friends. The problem is Gansey is from Aglionby, an all boys private school in the town. Blue has sworn off befriending all raven boys. See what happens when Blue gets caught up with Gansey’s quest to unearth a king in The Raven Boys.
This book is written for a teenage audience that likes supernatural occurrences, action, and love. The Raven Boys is the first book in a four book series. The book does have a few occurrences of swear words, but they are said very rarely. There are also instances of child abuse.If you liked books like the Gallagher Girls series or Harry Potter you’d probably like The Raven Boys.