I have to admit, it took me longer that I would have liked to click back into what is, The Raven Cycle. I found my self re-reading sections because I felt as though I wasn't getting it, like I was reading with some sort of disconnect. I was frustrated because I knew somehow it was my fault.
But suddenly, as if someone flipped a switch...I was back. I realized it was because the writing itself and the world of Blue and her Raven Boys is a rare sort of thing.
I had to reboot myself, pretty much, to fall back into this world. As soon as I did I was in the zone, completely lost in it.
Maggie Stiefvater has a way with words, no denying it. But what she also does is create characters that are unique. We have teenagers that are aged beyond their years but still somehow young. I could literally just sit around and listen to their conversations for hours and hours. There are eople who appear to be one thing and then surprise us by being the exact opposite of what we expect. And then of course the ones who are exactly who we thought they were.
This is a world I still may not fully understand, but I will take the time to get there.
Oh, and by the way...in my last review I may have said it was far to hard to choose just one Raven Boy as a favorite but that isn't the case now. Hands down, its Ronan. Always loved the bad boy.