Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (55)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where book bloggers devote a post to an upcoming release they are particularly looking forward to.


THIS WEEK'S PICK:
THE RAVEN BOYS BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER

"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, debated 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 sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we've never been before.


Maggie Stiefvater is a fantastic writer so I would read just about anything she writes. Here, it helps that The Raven Boys sounds like a fantastic read. The premise sounds really interesting and like the perfect mix of darkness and romance. I can't wait for September to come around so I can read what sounds like a fantastic book.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater will be published September 18, 2012 by Scholastic Press.

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3 comments:

  1. Haha that's so funny that our WoW picks are the same this week! We obviously have great taste in books :P I'm kinda sad though cause I'm going to be off in Ireland when the book comes out so I won't get to read it until end of October! :( But, I'm sure the wait will be worth it!

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  2. I am so excited to start this one! I love the sound of it too, and the cover is pretty awesome. Great choice!

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  3. I like Maggie Stiefvater's writing, but I just didn't like the Mercy Falls series at all. I couldn't connect with the characters, so I've been meaning to check out The Scorpio Races since it came out to see how I liked that. I really like the sound of The Raven Boys though!

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