Monday, December 10, 2012

#BIR2012 Top Book: Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater



The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater:

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“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.

What the BIR Blogs had to say about The Raven Boys:

Dark, twisted and full of magic... just the way I like it. I've been a Maggie Stiefvater fan since The Books of Faerie; I loved her dark humor and her lyrical prose. Although, I adore her Shiver series, I missed the creepy/dark factor of Maggie's writing and The Raven Boys gives me back that darker side of Maggie. - Pixie PageTuernsBlog.com

Having read Scorpio Races I am very familiar with Maggie Stiefvater’s work. Her mysterious and intriguing style of writing lures her readers into an exciting new read. Ms. Steifvater’s characters in the novel are all very well rounded, each having their haunting troubles. A fresh and unique plot gives readers something extremely new and entertaining. - Joshua OnceUponaTwilight.com

There's something about a book by Maggie Stiefvater... like dark chocolate, I don't need a lot of it to find myself deeply satisfied. Her writing is really a cut above, and I simply can't blast through one of her books in a day in the same way as I can't eat a whole bar of dark chocolate in one go. I like to put it down, wander off, have a think and then come back later. Every book by Maggie seems to get better and better too, and The Raven Boys is no exception to this rule. - Jen readinglark.blogspot.com

I loved every moment of this book. Really. I did not read the back before I read the book so everything was a surprise. The characters are great and the story is magical. - Megan amethystdaydreams.blogspot.com


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