Hello everyone and welcome back to another Mini Review! 😀
I hope you enjoyed the previous one and are now properly immersed in the Halloween spirit. There’s nothing worse than a crowd who’s looking forward to Christmas instead – or worse: still stuck in Summertime 😱
Now, let’s begin 🦇
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.
I really liked the characters. They all seem one thing at first but slowly reveal to be so much more. It was enjoyable peeling back the layers one by one and not feel like I was meeting yet another YA staple.
Blue’s unusual family was so adorable and I loved how they did their best to look after each other. Each one of them was weirder and quirkier than the next and I fell in love with them all.
The plot twists! I can proudly admit that I didn’t suspect any of them. Stiefvater really made sure to woven everything together nice and tightly and despite leaving a long trail of crumbs behind for the reader to pick up, I either ate them or stepped on them all because I was clueless throughout.
The writing sure was something. It went perfectly with the atmospheric tone of the book and made everything all the more eery. It was creepy and seductive and kept me hooked for the entirety of the story. The fact that this takes place in a small town in Virginia, USA, just sets the mood even more!
The romance was sweet, like clumsy puppies trying to bump each other’s noses and ending up toppling over. CUTENESS OVERLOAD. Though I have to say the fact that I still can’t choose which Raven Boy I prefer drives me insane!
I’m not a very knowlegeable person when it comes to pseudoscience but the author sure sounds like one. I learned soooo much just by reading this that I already feel like an expert. At first it’s a bit confusing but one slowly eases into it. As long as you keep an open mind, it gets insanely interesting.
The narrator was magnificent. Not only did he manage to bring all the characters to life and voice female characters to perfection, but every time Will Patton spoke I got weak in the knees. (Especially when he was voicing Adam, because he’s the cutest dumpling ever.) Yes, I realise now I have a thing for southern drawls.
And now, the Hallowmeter!
I devoured The Raven Boys. I was hoping I’d like it because of all the hype but I also expecting to be disappointed beyond belief because of all the hype.
Turns out I had nothing to fear because this book was absolutely delightful. I think the audiobook adds a whole new flair to it, though, and I’m so glad I chose to listen to it instead of just reading the paperback.
Are you hesitant towards hyped books?
Are you interested in pseudoscience?
Any audiobooks you think are better (*gasp!*) than the written copy?
Let me know in the comments below! 😊
Thank you so much for reading!