I don't really like The Raven Boys. I don't really see the "why" in the hype, and I feel completely indifferent towards everything Maggie Stiefvater offered in this first book of the series.
Or maybe, just maybe, like some books, Stiefvater just had the unfortunate timing to be listened to when I'm not exactly in the mood to read.
It's also when I pull off a really cheap Sophia move. Behold – the list of whatnots about The Raven Boys, or just a summary of my thoughts in the process of listening to Will Patton reading this.
- Blue has always been warned that if she kiss her true love, she'll cause her true love to die. Sadistic as it is, I like that concept. I really like that concept.
- It's official: I like it when audiobooks have music.
- What kind of name is Blue? I'm a little perplexed, but since it's unique, I'll let it go.
- Gansey seemed far too absorbed in the ley line for a good part of the book – he's as bad as David, I'll tell you that right now (just without the whole metaphors thing).
- In sync with number four, I don't get the entire point of why they're looking for this watchamawho of a Welsh King. I mean, I probably do, but...
- Cringe-worthy as it sounded, I secretly liked that whole, "I... I'm... I'm very young." part.
- Why are The Raven Boys called "The Raven Boys?" I'm not sure I caught that. Do they have an obsession with ravens? Is it really because of that pet raven Ronan has (I assume)? Who's willing to tell me this?
- I don't really understand that cliffhanger. I know who Stiefvater is talking about, but I don't understand.
And the final question: Should I continue reading the series? (Lupe: NO. READ SILVER SHADOWS FIRST. >_<)