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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.
Writer envy (n): a feeling of longing to be able to write as amazingly as another writer. Often induced by incredible language, word use, world building, and characters that practically leap from the pages and sit next to you, whispering, while you read. AKA: the way I always feel after reading one of Maggie's novels :)
At the risk of sounding all fan-girly (and who am I really kidding, I'm totally a fan-girl here) READ THIS BOOK. Seriously. It's amazing, and just so real. Okay, yes, there's magic, but it's the kind that wraps around you slowly, and makes you think that maybe if you just looked hard enough you'd spot it once you put the book down. And the characters. Sigh. Just so wonderful. I have a major crush on Adam at this point and the way his whole situation was portrayed was so strikingly real and painful that it made me remember so many things it hurt... And Noah, ahh, totally didn't see that coming!
And then there was that last line!
Okay, it's hard to find other things to write about without getting majorly spoilery, so I'm going to leave it at this. Have you read The Raven Boys? However are you going to last until the next one comes out?