May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Raven Boys

Because we all have something we're waiting for.

The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: Raven Cycle (#1)
Release Date: 18 September 2012

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Not gonna lie; I'm kind of in love with the summary. Not the paranormal aspect so much as the group dynamic of the Raven Boys -- I'm really curious to see how that plays out, especially once Blue gets involved with them.

But the real reason I'd kill to read this?

Two words:



I haven't read a book of hers I haven't liked, and I'm pretty sure this one won't change that.

Plus I'm a sucker for that cover. What can I say? It's a YA paranormal that looks like an adult high fantasy. I'm lovin' it.

You guys ready for some more Stiefvater?


  1. I'm definitely looking forward to this one, though I'm not always a fan of Stiefvater. I did love The Scorpio Races, so I'm hoping this one wows me like that book did.

  2. OH YES!! I think this might be one of the few I'm willing to wait in line for at BEA...

  3. oh yeah! I'm SO looking forward to this.

  4. Awesome choice!! I want this book so much, Stiefvater's novels are always amazing.

  5. {i'm following your blog}

    I am leaving this note to let you know that I am following you. If you aren't already following me can you please return the favor and leave a comment on my most recent entry. Please and thank you! :)


    1. Sorry, dear, that's not how I run my blog -- I follow the blogs I like and who have proven themselves, not blogs who just follow me. (And if you noticed, I don't actually 'follow' any -- I just check the ones in my sidebar daily.) Nice try, though.

  6. I absolutely cannot wait to read this book. Love Stiefvater and I love the cover and the potential this story has!!

  7. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK. I love Maggie Stiefvater and I love how her books are vague and on-the-fence when it comes to genre, and that you can't really put them in a box. It makes people have to look at it and say, "that's special."


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