Many Twist and Turns in The Raven Boys
are many twist and turns in Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys
book. Blue Sargent is the only non-psychic in a family full of
psychics. One of the first twists in the book is when she sees a
spirit in the form of a boy wearing an Aglionby Academy sweater named
Gansey. She is told by her family that he is either her true love or
that she is destined to kill him. Neither of these things happened in
this book. The entire book you sit on pins and needles waiting for her
to kill him accidentally or for him to die. This is a huge twist
because the book is not romantic in nature at all so she never falls
in love with anybody, even the boy she's dating. She also never kills
him. Despite the big hints at romance in the beginning of the book
there really is no romance at all. They all act like a big pack of
friends. Blue doesn't even know about Adams dead-end life in a trailer
with his abusive father.
next big twist and turn is Ganseys storyline. He is looking for an
ancient and mystical sleeping king named Glendower. The king that,
once found, will grant him a wish. Throughout the book he is obsessed
with his search. You would think by the end of the book this issue
would be resolved but, once again he never finds the sleeping king.
is an odd roommate and you can tell right away that something is very
wrong with him. The huge twist about Noah is that he has actually been
dead the entire time he knew the other boys. Noah was murdered by his
friend seven years before. That Noah is actually a ghost is probably
the only twist in the story actually explained completely.
character Neeve had a huge twist in the book. For a while you think
she's going to be murdered by Whelk but she ends up disappearing
because of some kind of magic that Blues family conjured up. The huge
twist here is that Neeve disappeared the exact same way that Blues
father disappeared years ago. There is a great foreshadowing here that
perhaps Neeve and Blues father are in the same place.
favorite part of this book was the bond between the four friends and
their loyalty to each other. The most frustrating part of this book
was the lack of resolution to too many storylines. It was quite
obviously the first book in a series. Nonetheless I'm looking forward
to reading the next book.
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