Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (64)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic

From Goodreads:

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. ;))


  1. I love Maggie's writing and this one sounds really good. I'll definitely be picking up a copy when it comes out :)

  2. I still need to pick up The Scorpio Races! But this one definitely sounds like and interesting read. And there's something about the cover that just makes me want to pick it up. Nice pick!

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  3. Really want to read this one as well and that cover makes it worth it! hahah

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  4. Haha, it's the first time I have seen it, however I feel it will be popular over the next few Wednesdays! It sounds amazing, the cover is eye catching! September is so far away!

  5. I want to read this also. (And I liked the Shiver series right up until the non-ending are they cured or aren't they cured and what caused it in the first place and why oh why would you not write an actual ending to a series... but I am doing better now. Really I am.)
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  6. This sounds really good!! I cant wait to read it!!

  7. Oh man I can't wait to read this book. DYING for it. :D