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The Raven Boys



Paperback 464 pages
Scholastic 19-Sep-12
Stiefvater, Maggie

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ISBN/SKU: 9781407134611 Categories/Genres: ,



The first electrifying book in Maggie Stiefvater’s The

Raven Cycle series.

‘There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit

on St. Mark’s Eve…

Either you’re his true love… or you killed him.’

Part of a clairvoyant family, Blue has spent sixteen years being

told that if she kisses her true love, he will die.

So when she meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road, Blue knows

that either he is her true love – or she has killed him.

The boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His

name is Gansey, and he is a student at Aglionby, a wealthy local

private school. With three other mysterious and privileged boys,

he is on a quest to find the grave of Glendower – a Welsh king buried

somewhere on a Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be

granted a supernatural favour.

Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey

really her true love – the one she is destined to kill?

Blue never fully believed in the prophecy. But as she is caught

up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not

so sure anymore.

Absolutely addictive writing for teen girls… and grown-up girls…

Magic, mystery and adventure at every turn

From the bestselling author of Shiver, Linger

and Forever which all debuted at #1 on the UK book bestseller


Film rights to The Raven Cycle have been acquired



The Raven Boys:

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year 2012

‘Stiefvater is a master storyteller.’ – USA Today

‘A dizzying paranormal romance tinged with murder and Welsh mythology.’

– The Los Angeles Times

‘Simultaneously complex and simple, compulsively readable, marvelously

wrought.’ – Kirkus Reviews

‘A tour de force… such a memorable read.’ – Publishers Weekly 

‘One unexpected and wonderful surprise after another… a marvel

of imagination.’ – Booklist

‘The Raven Boys is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural

thriller of a different flavor… Fans have been salivating

for Stiefvater’s next release and The Raven Boys delivers.’ –

School Library Journal 

‘Equal parts thriller and mystery, with a measured dash of romance

sprinkled on top… Maggie has woven such a unique, intriguing

narrative that I struggled for comparisons.’ – MTV.com


Blue Lily, Lily Blue:

‘Blue Lily, Lily Blue is, simply, a triumph.’ – Booklist 

‘Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering

close.’ – Kirkus Reviews 

‘We have not yet finished loving these characters and exploring

their world.’ – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 

‘Stiefvater’s razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue,

and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make

for sumptuous, thrilling reading… Readers will snap up the final

installment the second it’s available.’ – Publishers Weekly 

‘The prose is crisp and dazzling and the dialogue positively crackles.’

– School Library Journal 


The Scorpio Races:

‘Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.’ – Kirkus Reviews

‘An utterly compelling read.’ – Publishers Weekly

‘Filling it with loving descriptions of wet, wind-tossed Thisby

as well as exciting equine action, Stiefvater has created a thrilling

backdrop for the love story that blooms…A book appealing

to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and actionadventure

alike, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster.’ –

School Library Journal


#1 New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy:

‘A lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love….Stiefvater

skillfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves

is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly

willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges

they face.’ – Publishers Weekly

‘Readers will be able to enjoy Stiefvater’s fast-paced storytelling

and dedication to the old-fashioned art of creating a believable

and enduring romance. Shiver is beautifully written, even poetic

at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.’

– Bookpage.com

‘This riveting narrative, impossible to put down, is not only

an excellent addition to the current fangs and fur craze, but is

also a beautifully written romance that, along with Shiver, will

have teens clamoring for the third and final entry.’ – VOYA


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