Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Trailer Tuesday: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I just finished Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys over the weekend.  I've been reading this book since at least November, picking it up and putting it down, forgetting about it while I zoomed through other books and coming back to it after days and weeks away.  Now that I'm finished...I think I liked it.  I suppose that's not a stunning endorsement (which is partly why I'm not doing a full review), but I will say that I'm definitely interested in reading the sequel.  What I'm not sure about is why I was so on and off about reading it.  The story is well-crafted.  There are surprises and twists and turns.  The characters are distinct and developed fully over the course of the novel.  I guess it just took a while for the pieces to come together and I knew that some things wouldn't be resolved in this book, since it's the first in a series, so that kept me from being fully engaged.  But you should read it! Prep school boys on a quest to find a not-dead-but-not-living king.  A psychic's daughter whose whole family has clairvoyant capabilities, but she doesn't.  A fortelling that brings them together and keeps them apart. Give it a try!

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater

And ooh! Maggie Stiefvater did the trailer herself! You go girl!

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