I’ll admit it. I am head over heels in love with book friendships. They give me butterflies, make me blush, and cause me to smile to myself while reading. I mean romantic love is great, but the love of friends, it gives me goosebumps. I read this book a few years ago and I can’t really remember if I finished it, but my Goodreads rating was not great. Over winter break my friend and trusted librarian recommended I read the series. She has yet to steer me wrong, so I got myself on the incredibly long waiting list.
I am utterly joyful I decided to try these books again. I am GOBBLING them up. Gansey is delightful. Adam is tragically beautiful. Ronan is polarizingly lovable. Blue is fabulous. Noah is so sweet. I love each of them individually, but their different dynamics are increasingly engaging. Every time a scene ends I usually wish that I could have sat in it longer with the characters in it. The one on one conversations are so full of meaning and humor.
Stiefvater is an amazing writer. I find myself underlining so many quotes (I’m using my kindle) and rereading them over and over again. This world of magic within every day life is honestly why I read. I love that pocket of the impossible within our ordinary lives. It’s what makes me fall in love with fantasy every time I pick up a book.
I think I love this book more now than I did because I wanted romance then, and now I want true love no matter what form that takes. Often it takes the form of friendship. The greatest friendships are ones I take with me through my whole life. I love that this book is an ode to friendship, adventure, and magic.
I am reading and listening to the audiobooks while I walk to and from work. Will Patton does a really good job and I’m really enjoying that I don’t have to put the story down just because I can’t safely walk and read a book. I get to listen and bring these characters to life through their voices.
Have you read these books? Please let me know because I need someone to love them with!