The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1) - Maggie Stiefvater I hate being left on the sidelines, I hate it when everybody raves about a book and I am left by myself in the downers bench wondering if we read the same book. I hate giving out 2 star reviews and abandoning books. I do, I really, really do. But... I have a bone to pick with Authoress Stiefvater's convoluted writing. She has great concepts, I like her characters but half the time when I'm reading I am left confuse and missing half of what was said because it is just written in such a way that leaves me scratching my head and wondering what she was trying to get across. Too much time is spent on exposition and strange metaphors that don't make sense at all.Most of the time she writes things like; Currently, Girlfriend was glancing around in the furtive way that was more noticeable for its furtiveness. and I wonder why she felt the need to write the same word twice, once in its singular form and the second time in plural? Why? Her metaphors are just so weird like when she wrote:Maura was quiet in that heavy way that was louder than talking.Talking is heavy? Quiet... louder than talking? I don't get it, I can't wrap my head around it. Or when she writes something in a way that makes you think you just missed a scene or an explanation in the writing because her characters are acting strangely. I just... I had hope she had been passed this, I read Shiver and I thought that five years of writing professionally and being edited by a publishing house would have taught her to write in a more straight forward and linear way. But it hasn't and this kind of writing bothers me a lot. It kills me to abandoned this book, it does! I guess Ms Maggie Stiefvater and I where just not meant to be. I hate it when this happens.Uploaded with ImageShack.us