Thursday, February 9, 2012

From Shiver, Linger, & Forever... The Raven Boys Take Over!

As the title suggests, Maggie Stiefvater excited her fans when she announced her upcoming book project. From the wonderful Wolves of Mercy Falls series, Stiefvater takes a step in an entirely new direction. Her upcoming book series is sure to be a major hit with book lovers!

Title: The Raven Boys
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: 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

via Goodreads 


In Maggie's own words:

It doesn’t mention that Gansey wears top-siders for practically the entire novel, but that is also true. It doesn't mention that this was the book that had me soliciting Twitter for all that "boys behaving badly" music for the playlist while I wrote it, but that is also true. It also doesn’t mention that THE RAVEN BOYS is book one in the four-book Raven Cycle, but that is also ALSO true.

So . . . there it is. I feel weird releasing this into the world, because it feels like such a different sort of project for me (which I now realize I have said every time I announce a new book). I’ve never planned out a series so painstakingly before, nor worked with so many characters. I’m having more fun than you can possibly imagine.

Well, possibly you can imagine it. Just insert my face hovering above three bowls of a cookie dough. That emotion is quite similar.

As always, if this sounds delightful, you can pre-order a signed and doodled in copy from Fountain Bookstore. Or you can pre-order from Amazon here.

I hope you guys love it. I leave you with the two songs iTunes informs me I listened to the most in this novel's playlist.
                             [click HERE for song(s) links & full article]
What do you guys think of Maggie's new book series? Sound like something that would interest you? As a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series do you think it will fail in comparison? Drop your opinions in the comments!


1 comment:

  1. I'm not a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series but I heard from someone that agreed with me about those books that really liked Scorpio Races. I'll have to see what people think about this one before I commit to reading it. Or if you remember, you can let me know what you think when you read it.

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