You guys. Can we talk about The Raven Boys?!? I mean we’re going to anyway, but oh man I LOVED IT. I am just going to go ahead and admit that I got pretty fangirl-y about it and immediately checked out the second book and I still can’t decide if Ronan, Adam, Persephone or Calla is my favorite. IT WAS SO GOOD.
So I’ve been looking forward to writing the blog about it this month but it has been super busy lately, what with the holidays and such, so it has been put off until today. But now I have time! And we can talk about the characters and ley lines and MAGIC.
Part of why I love The Raven Boys so much is because the supernatural aspects of the story draw a lot from real history. The corpse roads and ley lines, for example.
First of all, they technically aren’t interchangeable, as it’s stated in the book. Ley lines and corpse roads are two separate things.
But let’s start with corpse roads, since that’s where the story also begins.
Corpse roads were actually used for the transportation of dead people. Corpses. Back in Ye Olden Tymes (England’s late medieval period), population expansion and an increase of church building took place.