Waiting on Wednesday (5): The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

From Goodreads:

“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 theShiver 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.

Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Amazon, Author's Website


I'll admit, I'm probably the last YA reader on Earth who hasn't picked up The Wolves of Mercy Falls series of hers, but I've been listening to The Scorpio Races while I work and it's been pretty good so far. I love the creativity that went into writing it, and I'm certain that Stiefvater will bring the same to this next book. I'll admit that the whole idea of her not having a problem with causing her true love to die doesn't sit too well with me, but I love books about facing death, and so I'm looking forward to this one. 


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  1. You're not the last! I've actually not read anything by Ms. Stiefvater yet and every time I see one of her books I think I should! Great pick! :)

    1. Thanks, and I'm glad to meet another person in the same boat as me!


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