Have you ever been to a psychic? Well, I've only been once, and it was a very surreal experience. You go in, and if you're a skeptic like me, you try and not believe anything the psychic tells you. I mean, are they really for real? Really? Really?
With the internet and Google Glass
becoming a reality, what if the psychic is just doing some crazy web researching while you're sitting there? Skeptic or not, it really is a thrilling experience and you get chills if anything the psychic says rings even close to home. (You're right, I do know a person named John Smith!)
Well, in the world of The Raven Boys, psychics are real. Like real. Real.
No one knows this better than Blue Sargent, a high schooler who comes from a family of psychics. Her mother is a psychic, her aunt is a psychic, but Blue doesn't seem to have the same third sight as the rest of her family. That doesn't mean she doesn't know what's coming for her though. She's told some pretty bad news: "If Blue was to kiss her true love, he would die." Serious bummer.
When her mysterious aunt comes to town, she tells Blue some even more troubling news: "This is the year you'll fall in love." Double bummer.
Blue initially isn't so worried by these dark omens. I mean, obviously she wishes it wasn't the case, but she basically resigns herself to live a life without falling for anyone, and definitely not to kiss anyone she thinks she's falling for. But things get difficult when she befriends a group of wealthy boys, known as the Raven Boys, from the local swanky, private school called Aglionby. She quickly comes to realize that it's definitely fate that brings her and these boys together, which may mean the end of one of their lives.
The Raven Boys is an eerie story full of mystery, unsettling coincidences, and magic. It isn't just a story about Blue and the love she may or may not kill either! Each of the Raven Boys has an interesting backstory that makes you realize that money is something, but it isn't everything. Some of these Raven Boys are born with privilege, some make themselves privileged, and some will do anything for privilege.
This book is the first in a series and the twist ending will leave you antsy for the second one!