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Guest Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Why I chose this book:
The core group of book bloggers I look to for recommendations were all raving about this series and after I was able to read an excerpt from Blue Lily, Lily Blue, during its blog tour, I was sold. I had not read any of Maggie Stiefvater's other novels, in fact this was the first time I was hearing about her. I adore young adult paranormal stories, but find so few with the substance I am looking for. Paranormal YA is also commonly Romance, which I am not overly fond of. This series seemed to be something that would fill all of my wants from this genre.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Format: Hardback
Genre:Young Adult, Fantasy
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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. (Goodreads)

Guest Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Monday, April 6, 2015
Why I chose this book:
I have been dying to read anything by Maggie Stiefvater ever since I finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue. When I'm in the mood for some really magical prose, I know I can turn to Maggie, and she won't let me down. I'm so glad she has proved my theory correct once again with The Scorpio Races! I am also very grateful that Amanda let me review and keep her copy of it because it was incredible!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Race. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders. Live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kednrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition--the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
The Raven Cycle has been one of my Stiefvater favorites since I read The Raven Boys. Stiefvater has such a way of crafting magic and suspense into the everyday life of five teenagers to whom I have grown addicted. Over the course of these three books, I have fallen in love with Blue and the Raven boys, and am so thankful that there are more than three books in this series (something I had originally assumed for some reason). Because this is book three in the series, I am writing the review for readers who have read books one and two. If you haven't read the previous books then much of this won't make sense.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: October 21st, 2014
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel. (Goodreads)
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