Home  |  Reviews  |  Vlogs  |  Interviews  |  Guest Posts  |  Fairy Tales  |  Jane Austen  |  Memes  |  Policies

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Coming Attraction: The Raven Boys

I wasn't the world's biggest fan of Shiver. I liked it okay, but not nearly as much as I'd wanted to, and the cardboard nature of a number of the characters led me to be a little leery of Stiefvater's writing. That said, I  had so many people tell me I will love The Scorpio Races that when I saw a giveaway for it awhile back, I entered it and said to myself, "If I'm meant to like this book and give Steifvater another try, the Universe will tell me so by letting me win." Because I'm weird like that.
But I did win. And then the synopsis for The Raven Boys came out, and it sounds awesome. So now I'm thinking the Universe is trying to prove me wrong. So somehow, despite myself, I find myself eagerly anticipating this book...
How 'bout you?

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Fantasy, 416 pages
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press
“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.

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.


  1. I own the entire Shiver series, but have yet to read it... There are too many ppl who LOVE IT, HATE IT or say its 'meh'... All my trusted sources seem to all disagree too!!!

    But I'm FREAKING DYING to read The Raven Boys!!


Tell me all your thoughts.
Let's be best friends.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...