Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Filled with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, The Raven Boys
introduces readers to Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey, III and Blue
Sargent. Gansey has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but
he’s looking for much more than that. He is on the hunt to find
Glendower, a vanished Welsh king. Legend has it that the first person to
find him will be granted a wish—either by seeing him open his eyes, or
by cutting out his heart.
Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta,
Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever
kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe
in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys
at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there—known as Raven
Boys—can only mean trouble. When Gansey and his Raven Boy friends come
into her life, Blue realizes how true this is. She never thought her
fortune would be a problem. But she was wrong.
My brain freaked out when I saw Maggie's announcement about her new series. I crave this book the way I crave Shannon Messenger's Let the Sky Fall, and that comes out next March. This is what I want more of, me reading a summary and it hooking its claws into me until it won't let go. And come on, her name is Blue Sargent. Best. Name. Ever. ;)
It's possible that Maggie's books are hit or miss with me. Ballad I tried and couldn't get into. The Shiver series I enjoyed (maybe not as much as most), it was a wonderful story to say the least. The Scorpio Races I really liked. I was describing it to my sister when I was reading it, saying it reminded me of Ireland (she liked it there as well), saying it had horses (she was intrigued), saying it was a stand-alone (she won't read any of the series I have because she hates to wait). Then I said the horses ate people and she instantly said no and walked off. She has issues with dead bodies in books.
(Also, sorry if this is the billionth time someone's featured this book today. ;))