Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater
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.
So, last week Maggie Stiefvater–one of my FAVORITE authors who is also responsible for one of my favorite books from last year, THE SCORPIO RACES–gave the official 411 on her new book/series, coming out this fall. And you guys? IT SOUNDS AWESOME. Look at that first line! Mystery! Romance! Supernatural! WOOT! If I’m being honest, I’m not crazy about the fact that the main guy’s name is Dick, but I’ll deal because he’s looking for a missing Welsh king and because “Aglionby” sounds A LOT like Albion, and Merlin-watchers know what bells THAT set off in my head: KING ARTHUR. I have no idea if Glendower, this MIA Welsh king, is supposed to be some incarnation of Arthur, but I’m in regardless. Also, Blue sounds like a kick-ass character. The whole book sounds amazing, and if my love for any of Maggie’s previous books is any indication of how much I’m going to love it, then I can’t wait to get my mitts on it. It sounds FANTASTIC!
THE RAVEN BOYS: THE RAVEN CYCLE, #1 is coming out September 18, 2012 from Scholastic Press.