Asti has a penchant for coming up with new features on Oh, the Books! I think it’s a testament to her overflowing creativity. It’s no wonder then that she turned the raven boys upside down and cast them in a boy band. As you’ll see, she had splendid reasons.
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When Josephine asked me if I was interested in writing a guest post about The Raven Boys, I was a little nervous. I’ve only actually read the first book in the series so my knowledge of these boys is quite limited, and though I gave that book five glorious stars I am definitely not on the same level of fangirl as many other bloggers. What post could I write with my limited knowledge that won’t make me look like a complete fraud?
And then it hit me: why not just have fun with it? Why not take a step away from the series and just look at The Raven Boys in a silly way?
The result: The Raven Boys Meets Boy Band.
I believe The Raven Boys have everything needed to become a hugely successful boy band in this day and age. From the name, to the looks, to the fangirls – they have it all.
Don’t believe me? Let’s break it down.
The boys already have a name, obviously. They are The Raven Boys. Now, that may not sound like the most original name ever, but who cares? If a band can get uber popular with a name like “The Beatles”, I think The Raven Boys will work just fine. (Who cares about names anyways? It’s all about the looks, and The Raven Boys deliver on that front, right?)
- The Good Guy as Leader. There always has to be one lead who speaks for the group and seems like an all-around good guy. You know, the type you wouldn’t be worried to bring home to mom (unlike Mr.Bad Boy below). Gansey is perfect for this role. He’s good-looking, dresses nice, and is super caring. As long as they avoid outdoor gigs near beehives, he’ll be fine!
- The Bad Boy with a Heart. Do I even need to say which Raven Boy fits this bill? Ronan is all moods and confrontation, with just the right amount of handsome thrown in. The girls would be (and ARE) obsessed with his bad boy nature and I’m pretty sure he’d have panties thrown at him at every given opportunity while on stage (too bad he prefers boxers).
- The Broken One We Feel Bad For. Every boy band has a member that is struggling with life, garnering all the pity from the fangirls who just want to help the poor fellow out. When it comes to The Raven Boys, Adam fits the bill perfectly. His rough home situation will tug at any girl’s heart strings, ensuring that they run out to buy every album in order to keep Adam from returning back home to his family. Aw.
- The Shy Guy People Forget Is In The Band. There has to be a quiet one that’s part of the group but doesn’t seem to ever get the spotlight. When it comes to The Raven boys, that’s Noah. He’s always assumed to be part of the group, even when he’s not around, and no one seems to mind his minimal contributions. Sometimes you just need an extra guy thrown into the mix to keep things interesting, you know? Some girls will have no problems fangirling over this quiet, barely-there type.
The third thing needed for a boy band, that these boys definitely already have, are unlimited numbers of fangirls. And if you haven’t had fangirls squealing about this book all over your Twitter, then I want to know what rock you’re living under so I can join you!
Every other day Sana and Crini are tweeting their fangirl squeals about the boys in this series. The fangirls are loud and proud, and seemingly inescapable. (You can’t blame them for their enthusiasm though, especially when it convinces someone like me, a former-Stiefvater avoider, to read this series!)
The Vocal Ability
Oh wait, should I mention their vocal abilities? Do we actually know if they can sing? I don’t remember. But who cares?! Isn’t that what auto-tune is for? We’ll let them get away with anything as long as they are pretty…
And that’s it! I hope you had as much fun reading this post as I did writing it. Let me know what you think: do you think The Raven Boys would make a successful boy band? And, if so, come up with some song titles for their debut album! I think it would be fun to make a collection ;)
Alexa S. says
This is the cutest post ever! And yes, I could totally see The Raven Boys as a boyband ;)
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Sana // artsy musings of a bibliophile says
This is seriously hilarious and spot on, Asti! I am still laughing over Ronan’s role in the boy band.
‘The fangirls are loud and proud, and seemingly inescapable.’ RIGHT ON. Haha
THis post is just all-around awesome. LOVE.
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Natalie @ Flowers in my Books says
‘too bad he prefers boxers’ THE BEST EVER. EVER. IN THE WORLD. EVER. I love this post so much. It was so fun and now I can’t stop imagining the boys doing synchronised dance moves. What a treat.
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Hahahaha, Asti, you’re the best. I love The Raven Boys, so I’m more than a little biased, but I think they’d make a great band. As you said, they already have a fan base, so it would take two seconds for the band to take off. Now if only we can convince Maggie Stiefvater to write this into her last book. Maybe THAT’S why she postponed the publication date…
I’m imagining a Beatles-like musical progression, so their earlier songs would be super cheesy. “Aglionby Blues” or “My Latin Teacher Tried To Kill Me.” Then they would progress into weirder, more experimental stuff that no one really understands. They may loose a few superficial fans, but the true fangirls will play the songs on repeat, analyzing every lyric.
Thanks for the laughs! (Ronan prefers boxers, aww.)
Kayla @ The Thousand Lives says
Oh my god the boxers comment xD Greatest thing I’ve read all day Asti! And yeah, I’m blaming Sana for my need to reread this series ASAP. I guess I’ll just reread them now and then again in January right before The Raven King. OH WHAT A TRAGIC LIFE I LEAD.
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” I’m pretty sure he’d have panties thrown at him at every given opportunity while on stage (too bad he prefers boxers).” hahaha!
I love this post!!! This is the best thing ever! :D
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