“As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn’t swear.”
Oh man. The Raven Boys was definitely an interesting story. The only word I think describes this book best is the word “weird”. I don’t know why but the only thing I could think was “omg this book is so weirddddd….” I thought the book had a very slow start. The synopsis also doesn’t do a good job explaining what the book is about. The synopsis almost seems to focus on love and relationships and neither are really present in the story.
I thought the writing was meh but also confusing and choppy. There were a few times I had to reread a paragraph or two several times and even then I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Not only that but there were some sentences that are repetitive wording, which got sooo old. For example “The water was clear, clear, clear.” The water is clear. We get it. No need to tell us two more times.
There is a “romance” in the story but I found it to be incredibly dull and boring. There was literally no chemistry. It was like “Hey you’re cute… let’s hold hands and no really talk too much.” *eye roll*.
I wasn’t super into the character in the beginning either. I didn’t start to really like them until may page 130 maybe a little sooner. I don’t what it was but they started to grow on me. I really love Gansey. He tries so hard to be there for his friends and to take care of them. Ronan was my next favorite. There’s something about his character that just oozes anger and I could feel it coming off him through the pages.
After the characters started growing on me, the story started to grow on me. Some exciting plot twists started happening. However, I wasn’t sold on the ending. I don’t think the ending was really planned out too well. Something happens to a character that changes them in a way, and the other characters are just like “lol whatever” and then the book ends. I am interested in seeing where the story goes, but I’m not dying to. So I may eventually rent the books from the library. Not 100% yet.
Have you read the series? Thoughts?