Don’t get too excited! I really don’t have time to post frequently, but I thought I’d see if I could catch up — at least a little. I did update a lot of the content here and posted some new writing samples if you’re interested.
So, what have I been reading? A lot. But for today, here is one of my favorites.
The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater.
I LOVE THEM!!! Can I say it again. I LOVE THEM!!!
The characters are amazing. The story is so creative. And the writing is absolutely beautiful.
Here’s the blurb on Amazon for the first one:
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.
His name is Gansey, 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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
So…read it. That is all.
(I do have one disclaimer. There is one character who has a really foul mouth so if that is offensive to you, you might want to proceed with caution.)