Blue is just a normal sixteen year old high school student with a part-time job. Except for the fact that she spends the eve of St. Mark’s Day in the churchyard with her clairvoyant mother waiting for the spirits of those destined to die that year to walk by. For the first time Blue experiences seeing one of the spirits and is captivated by the young boy, Gansey. Her life changes completely when days later she meets a group of boys from the Agilonby Academy, known as The Raven Boys and lead by Gansey. Together they search for the Welsh King Glendower, whoever finds him will be granted a wish. Blue and her friends explore the ley lines, along the way they discover a magical forest, one of their friends is actually a ghost and their life is threaten when they come across an old ley line explorer and the end up in a dangerous situation. True to it the supernatural young adult genre, Raven Boys has enough supernatural occurrences, romance, and thrill to keep the reader engaged in the book’s plot. I would recommend this book for young adult readers who like supernatural/fantasy genre and books in a series.
Stiefvater, M. (2012). The Raven Boys. New York: Scholastic Press.