“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.

Hardcover, 390 pages
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press


4/5 stars

The Raven Boys is another great book by Maggie Stiever! Blue, the daughter of a psychic, didn’t receive any of the abilities of her family. Instead she had her own unique ability of amplifying the energy of others.

Every year she goes to Corpse Road with her mother on St. Marks Day. This year she goes with her aunt and it marks the beginning of her journey with the Raven Boys.

The Raven Boys is a wonderful tale. It brings you friendships, adventure, and family. Maggie Stiever knows how to capture your imagination and keep you reading. She keeps me up at night thinking “one more chapter” until it turns into finishing the book! I cannot wait to read more!

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