Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Stiefvater

Post by Book Huntress » 27 Jul 2017, 12:23

So, I've searched for her in this forum to see if anyone talked about her books already but there's none in terms of own thread discussing her works.

I've tried reading her two books which are both first in her two series. I've read The Raven Boys and Shiver. I like both of them but I could say that her writing style differs on both of it and I liked her style on The Raven Boys more than the Shiver. While Shiver has a nice idea put into it, I just find the narration a little bit off in a way that I always find myself sleepy after a few pages so it took me a week or two to finish it. The Raven Boys, however, is much better because I was engrossed on the story and how it went and I think I've finished reading it in just two days.

So, if you've read her books/series, what can you say about it? Do you think her writings improved than her first novels or not? What do you think is her specialty as a writer? Is she good at making relatable characters? Is she best at plot making? Is her writing style better than the other authors? If you'll compare her books too, what would you say about it? Which are the best one and which are not?
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 27 Jul 2017, 12:49

I absolutely LOVE this author. The Raven Cycle series is beautifully written. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees differences between that and the Shiver series. They are vert, very different.

She ticks all the boxes with The Raven Boys.
Relatable characters
Relatable situations
Original Plot
Bending genres
And throwing enough magic and fantasy to cause a mystery, but not so much that the people and settings aren't relatable.
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Post by Book Huntress » 27 Jul 2017, 14:30

Gingerbo0ks wrote:I absolutely LOVE this author. The Raven Cycle series is beautifully written. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees differences between that and the Shiver series. They are vert, very different.

She ticks all the boxes with The Raven Boys.
Relatable characters
Relatable situations
Original Plot
Bending genres
And throwing enough magic and fantasy to cause a mystery, but not so much that the people and settings aren't relatable.
Most of my friends recommended The Raven Cycle because it's amazing according to them and I agree that it's really good. I'm planning to continue reading the second book in the series next month.

As for Shiver, it's good but I think the most part/scenes on it are very dull/lame for me.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 27 Jul 2017, 18:04

Did you manage to read all of shiver? I did finish them but really felt myself rushing through to get to the end to find out what happened. The novel after, Sinner was very dark.

She has a new book out in October, set in the 70s. I can't wait :)
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Post by Book Huntress » 28 Jul 2017, 00:17

Gingerbo0ks wrote:Did you manage to read all of shiver? I did finish them but really felt myself rushing through to get to the end to find out what happened. The novel after, Sinner was very dark.

She has a new book out in October, set in the 70s. I can't wait :)
I've only read the book 1 and I'm not sure if I will read the following books in that series sooner as I have a long list of TBR. But, I'm planning to read book 2 of her other series, The Raven Cycle.
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Post by garima597 » 16 Jul 2018, 08:30

I have read the raven boys and it is an amazing book. I absolutely love the characters in this story. The Paranormal effect makes it interesting and kept me hooked up with this book. The plot of this story is extraordinary and i loves the character of blue. I will definitely recommend this book to others
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