Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Published by: Scholastic
To Be Released on: September 8th, 2012
Series: Raven Cycle, Book 1 of 4
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound


“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.- quoted from Goodreads



I'm a huge fan of Maggie's writing and I can not wait for this book to be out!!  You can read more about The Raven Boys on Maggie's blog and The Raven Boys site. You can also read the first two chapters on EW's Shelf-Life. 

What book are you waiting on?

13 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds good! I added it to my goodreads.
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  2. Ok I've been so out of it recently that I didn't even know about this one, I'm ashamed to call myself a fan now. It's definitely going on my list now.

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  3. Somehow I have ridiculously high expectations for this book. I'm really itching to read it! ^_^ Great pick!

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant
    My WoW: http://t.co/O3wKDz3A

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  4. I've been lukewarm on some of Maggie's recent works but this book really has my interest. Great pick!

    Here's the link to my WOW...

    http://jrafterdark.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/wow-insignia-edition/

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  5. I love Maggie Stiefvater!! Shiver was one of my favs. I haven't read Scorpio Races yet. She needs to stop righting so many awesome books or I'm never going to catch up LOL

    My WOW

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  6. I'm am very impatiently waiting for this. I read the first two chapters and now I'm like GAHHH I NEED THIS BOOK. Typical of me and a Maggie book, though ;).

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

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  7. I read the two chapters. They were awesome. I'm praying for an ARC.

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  8. The Raven Boys is my WoW pick this week too! I'm soooo tempted to read the first two chapters, but it will make waiting to read the book all the more harder. :)

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  9. I am looking forward to this one! great pick :)
    My WoW

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  10. I heart Maggie, and can't wait for her new series. I LOVE the cover and the premise and can't wait to meet the new characters. great pick!

    my WOW.

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  11. I don't do WoW on my blog (YET), but I'm waiting on HEAVEN by Alexandra Adornetto. The ending of the Halo trilogy. I cannot wait.

    I'm excited for Maggie's new series too, though. I saw her on Monday and she made the book sound SO. GOOD. (while being funny at the same time. Special skill right there.) :)

    ♥Jessica(:

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one as well!

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  12. Great pick!! Maggie is one of my favorite YA authors and I'm really looking forward to this one. I have it pre-ordered. Her books are an auto buy for me :-)

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