Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have selected THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater. I have enjoyed all of Maggie's novels and have a particular fondness for her work. She is an amazing writer and if this novel is half as good as it sounds then I am in heaven. Now that you know my WOW what is yours? My Ravenous mind wants to know.


09/18/12
THE RAVEN BOYS
Raven Cycle Trilogy, Book One
by Maggie Stiefvater
ISBN-13: 978-054524929
Scholastic Press, 416 pages.
Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

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.

4 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater"

4 comments:

  1. Saw this sometime this week as well. Haven't made up my mind on it yet. I do love the cover though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This actually sounds pretty good! I've been a little leery about reading Maggie's other books because I wasn't really a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls. But I'll have to keep my eye on this one.


    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
    bookluvrmindy

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love Maggie Stiefvatar, and this sounds like it could be her best book yet!! I can't wait for it to come out!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books
    Come see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey, I love your blog, you should check out mine. I'm just getting started and I would greatly appreciate the help in spreading the word, I'll be spreading the word on yours, I love how you write your reviews and the varieties you have in your books.
    I also have another blog that is slightly older and I post, now mostly original poetry or how my day was, or scenes/chapters from play's/books of my original work. I would appreciate your feedback on whether you my poetry/writing is any good.

    Book Review Blog:
    http://theperfectherald.blogspot.com/

    Personal/ Poetry Blog:
    http://annaaainafairytalee.blogspot.com/

    Fond Regards,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Jessica@a GREAT read wrote:
February 8, 2012 at 4:53 AM

Saw this sometime this week as well. Haven't made up my mind on it yet. I do love the cover though!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)


4 comments:

  1. Saw this sometime this week as well. Haven't made up my mind on it yet. I do love the cover though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This actually sounds pretty good! I've been a little leery about reading Maggie's other books because I wasn't really a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls. But I'll have to keep my eye on this one.


    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
    bookluvrmindy

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love Maggie Stiefvatar, and this sounds like it could be her best book yet!! I can't wait for it to come out!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books
    Come see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey, I love your blog, you should check out mine. I'm just getting started and I would greatly appreciate the help in spreading the word, I'll be spreading the word on yours, I love how you write your reviews and the varieties you have in your books.
    I also have another blog that is slightly older and I post, now mostly original poetry or how my day was, or scenes/chapters from play's/books of my original work. I would appreciate your feedback on whether you my poetry/writing is any good.

    Book Review Blog:
    http://theperfectherald.blogspot.com/

    Personal/ Poetry Blog:
    http://annaaainafairytalee.blogspot.com/

    Fond Regards,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

BookLuvr Mindy wrote:
February 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM

This actually sounds pretty good! I've been a little leery about reading Maggie's other books because I wasn't really a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls. But I'll have to keep my eye on this one.


Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
bookluvrmindy


4 comments:

  1. Saw this sometime this week as well. Haven't made up my mind on it yet. I do love the cover though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This actually sounds pretty good! I've been a little leery about reading Maggie's other books because I wasn't really a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls. But I'll have to keep my eye on this one.


    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
    bookluvrmindy

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love Maggie Stiefvatar, and this sounds like it could be her best book yet!! I can't wait for it to come out!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books
    Come see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey, I love your blog, you should check out mine. I'm just getting started and I would greatly appreciate the help in spreading the word, I'll be spreading the word on yours, I love how you write your reviews and the varieties you have in your books.
    I also have another blog that is slightly older and I post, now mostly original poetry or how my day was, or scenes/chapters from play's/books of my original work. I would appreciate your feedback on whether you my poetry/writing is any good.

    Book Review Blog:
    http://theperfectherald.blogspot.com/

    Personal/ Poetry Blog:
    http://annaaainafairytalee.blogspot.com/

    Fond Regards,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Jac wrote:
February 8, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I love Maggie Stiefvatar, and this sounds like it could be her best book yet!! I can't wait for it to come out!

-Jac @ For Love and Books
Come see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday!


4 comments:

  1. Saw this sometime this week as well. Haven't made up my mind on it yet. I do love the cover though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This actually sounds pretty good! I've been a little leery about reading Maggie's other books because I wasn't really a fan of The Wolves of Mercy Falls. But I'll have to keep my eye on this one.


    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
    bookluvrmindy

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love Maggie Stiefvatar, and this sounds like it could be her best book yet!! I can't wait for it to come out!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books
    Come see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey, I love your blog, you should check out mine. I'm just getting started and I would greatly appreciate the help in spreading the word, I'll be spreading the word on yours, I love how you write your reviews and the varieties you have in your books.
    I also have another blog that is slightly older and I post, now mostly original poetry or how my day was, or scenes/chapters from play's/books of my original work. I would appreciate your feedback on whether you my poetry/writing is any good.

    Book Review Blog:
    http://theperfectherald.blogspot.com/

    Personal/ Poetry Blog:
    http://annaaainafairytalee.blogspot.com/

    Fond Regards,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

annaaainafairytalee. wrote:
February 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Hey, I love your blog, you should check out mine. I'm just getting started and I would greatly appreciate the help in spreading the word, I'll be spreading the word on yours, I love how you write your reviews and the varieties you have in your books.
I also have another blog that is slightly older and I post, now mostly original poetry or how my day was, or scenes/chapters from play's/books of my original work. I would appreciate your feedback on whether you my poetry/writing is any good.

Book Review Blog:
http://theperfectherald.blogspot.com/

Personal/ Poetry Blog:
http://annaaainafairytalee.blogspot.com/

Fond Regards,
Anna


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