Girls*Heart* Books: "Waiting on" Wednesday: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're super excited about. This week, my pick is: 

The Raven Boys
Raven Cycle Book #1
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication Date: September 18th, 2012

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

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.

I think the plot line of this story sounds marvelous. Eerie and mysterious, like Maggie's other novels. Maggie is the author of The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, and "The Scorpio Races", both of which I am enjoying very much. Cannot wait to dive into this!

What book are YOU looking forward to?

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