♥ The Raven Boys ♥ – Maggie Stiefvater ♥ | Review ♥

Hi Guys,

This is going to be a review on the book “The Raven Boys”

The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater | Book Cover

The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater | Book Cover

There are two main characters in the book: Blue and Gansey. Blue, the physics daughter, has made a pact with herself, to never get involved with boys.On Saint Marks Eve, every year Blue and her mother go to an old abandoned churchyard, to seek out the spirits, of those that were going to die. Blue, herself has never seen anyone… Her seeing a spirit can only mean it’s her true love.So when she sees Gansey it comes as a shock. A rich snobby boy, and a student of Aglionby boys, also known as The Raven Boys, Blue knows they can only mean trouble, and is determined to stay away from him.

Gansey, has his own troubles.He has his life quest of finding Glendower, the lost Welsh King, whose body is hidden somewhere along the ley line, to fulfill. Gansey, intelligent and wise, believes in magic, and believes he owes his life to Glendower… His best friends do not make his life easier.

Meet Gansey’s best friends: Ronan, a misunderstood boy, violent and still hurting from his fathers death. Fights with his brother do not make life easier, and when Ronan makes friends with a raven, he doesn’t know who he is anymore.

Adam is a shy, intelligent boy, from a shadowy family. His father abuses him, but Adam refuses to live with Gansey. Adam is trying to find his own image, and he most certainly doesn’t want to be owned.

Noah. Mysterious. Kind. And oh yeah… Why isn’t he in any of the other boys classes? Why doesn’t Noah ever eat? This is a mystery the rest of the boys will figure out together.

These 5 young adults are bought together in fate, and will help one another find the missing pieces in their lives.

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If I had to sum this book up in one words: WOW!

Literally, I was reading it as fast as possible, because the plot was so intriguing but I didn’t want the book to ever end! 😥

Rating? DEFINITELY 5 out of 5: *****

Thanks To My friend Eshter ( is that how you spell your name?!) For letting me borrow it… My life is complete! ❤

Now Guys, if you like watching trailer here is the link to the official one.. It’s very spooky, and Maggie did the music herself! This trailer is perfect for the book so guys check it out.. You will LOVE it as much as I do.. I know it!!

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this review.. Please check the book out it is AWESOME 😀

Lots Of Love ^_^

Tia<3 xoxo

***This is 100% my opinion and I’m not getting paid to write this review. Promise.***

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My Attempt at a Fresh Cream Cake – TJ

Hey guys,

I’ve been hooked on watching baking video’s on Youtube for quite some time and I thought that it was about time I get practising in order to become the professional I always wanted to be.

So here’s a set of Ingredients I used/Prepared:

1)Self-Rising Flour 400g
2)Baking Powder 1tbsp
3)Caster Sugar 400g
4)Medium Sized Eggs X2
5)Margerine/Softened Butter 400G
6)Milk (Optional) 2/3Tbsp
7)Double Cream 600ml (Approx)
8)Icing Sugar (Optional)

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Things you need:

1)Piping bags
2)Mixing bowls
3)Spatulas
4)Various Decoration Icing Tips
5)Scales
6)Whisk
7)Spoons/Wooden Spoon
8)Sieve
9)Serving Plate
10)Baking Paper
11)Cooling Rack

Firstly take the Caster Sugar and room temp butter and mix together until you come to a paste that looks pale yellow and grainy from the sugar.

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Then in a separate bowl mix together the Self Raising flour and baking powder.

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Slowly stir in the flour to your sugar and butter mixture and when done add in the eggs.

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Once that has been added use a hand mixer to mix the batter, if the batter does not stir smoothly, you can add in another egg, but I have found that it tastes better with less eggs, or else the cake starts to smell like eggs once its out. I prefer to use milk to soften the batter.

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Once that’s done, separate into two grease proof Tins equally. Even though I used grease proof tins, I did line the bottom with baking paper it just make it a whole load easier once the cakes are done.

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CAKE 2

CAKE 2

CAKE 1

CAKE 1

So that is the finale, just pop into the oven, on a low heat and DON’T OPEN THE OVEN DOOR!!!! until you can see it’s risen and golden brown and ready to take out. If you keep opening the oven door it will NOT rise and your cake will look like a a weird looking pancake….. =D

The end

Oops I mean Voila your cake is done

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Take it our and leave it on a cooling rack to cool down ready to DECORATE!!!! YAY!!!

I left mine overnight as I have patience but if you think your family will nibble at the cake, just wait a few hours.

Once it’s cooled you can use the piping bag to pipe shapes into the cake, don’t worry if it doesn’t look that great, trust me it will taste great

Icing sugar and double cream

Icing sugar and double cream

Double cream after whisking

Double cream after whisking

Line the top on the bottom cake to be the middle filling, I usually use jam but I didn't have any o I used the cream

Line the top on the bottom cake to be the middle filling, I usually use jam but I didn’t have any o I used the cream

After a light layer of cream coating

After a light layer of cream coating

Pop on the top

Pop on the top

Until it looks like a big fat jammy dodger =D YUM

Until it looks like a big fat jammy dodger =D YUM

Once you’ve finished decorating, chill in the Fridge until you’re ready to serve

After I'm done

After I’m done

And then ENJOY

Yum

Yum

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Power to the Peaceful
TJ