If you’re looking for a new series to sink your teeth into, this is it. In The Raven Boys, bestselling-writer Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver and Scorpio Races) weaves magic and folklore into an original ghost story.
Blue Sargent, daughter of a clairvoyant, has always known that if she kisses her true love he will die. Good thing Blue doesn’t believe in true love. Besides, she stays away from boys, especially Raven boys.
Each year on St. Mark’s Eve, Blue and her mother go to observe the procession of spirits who will die within the coming year. Blue never sees them, but this year she sees the spirit of Gansey. She’s told it can only mean one of two things: he is her true love, or she will kill him.
Gansey is a Raven Boy, a student at the privileged Aglionby boarding school. He and three best friends are on a mythical quest that Blue can’t help but become entangled in.
This page-turner will keep you guessing until the end, and will make you eager for Stiefvater’s next installment.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater; Scholastic; $18.99