Blue Sargent is used to strange happenings after growing up in a houseful of clairvoyant women. They've been warning her forever that kissing her true love will kill him, so Blue makes it a policy to avoid all boys. However, when she meets Gansey and his group of Raven Boys, Blue is drawn to them and their strange and mysterious obsessions. For years they have been trying to find a hidden ley line rumored to run through the town of Henrietta. Each of the Raven Boys has a different motivation to find the line and the tomb of the ancient Welsh warrior Glendower. When Blue and the boys work together, unexpected things start to happen.
As usual, Maggie Stiefvater creates interesting and deep characters. Her writing is poetic and the story captivating. With the introduction of the occult, this book is a little darker than The Scorpio Races. She keeps the content appropriate, but the dark fantasy is the reason for an older age recommendation.