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.
And this is where I show you exactly how much of a Stiefvater fan-girl I am. Admit it, you love her, too. If not, come on: this is the long awaited Magical Novel! I thought the Irish elements of The Scorpio Races was awesome enough, but in this new series we are apparently getting Welsh mythology. I don't know much about Wales, but the legend of Glendower sounds appropriately intriguing - and a little squicky, too, but that's just as good.
Well, the fact that we even have a proper blurb plus the cover at this point is awesome! (I don't know if you remember me ranting about the two-sentence "preview" we got of The Scorpio Races last year? Ugh. That doesn't bear repeating.)
Also, I love the fact that the girl's name is Blue. I have no idea why. I just do.
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