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The Raven Boys 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.
Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors. While I wasn't a huge fan of her Shiver series--it was all right--I loved The Scorpio Races. I remember a while ago on some website (I know, I'm being vague. My memory sucks.) they had a preview of the first few chapter in The Raven Boys. After I read the first chapter, I cursed the slow publishing industry for teasing me so far away from the release date. It shot up on my tbr list and I'm saving up money to pre-order it. It's in third person limited POV, which is something new to Maggie's published books, but it was great regardless. Physic families? Prep school boys? Creepy churchyards and ghost holidays? Count me in!
I'm waiting in so much anticipation. Can't September come sooner?
P.S. On another note, I'm going to my first book launch party on Saturday. Should I take pictures? Should I mention that I'm a book blogger if I have the chance? I mean, I don't have that many followers and I don't feel like a "real book blogger", but I don't want to miss this opportunity. Any advice?