Book Watch: The Raven Boys
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater will be released in the U.S. on September 18, 2012 in hardcover and audiobook formats.
Published by Scholastic Press, the print edition is 416 pages.
An eBook edition is not yet available for pre-order.
I had the hardest time choosing a book this week. There are nine books releasing the week of September 18th that I’m just dying to read. I was able to finally narrow it down to Ten by Gretchen McNeil, The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson, Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
As I have all the above books but The Raven Boys, I decided to choose to put it in the spotlight this week. Because not only could I not take a peek at if I wanted to, I don’t have the ability to pre-order it because it’s not yet been made available for the Kindle to pre-order and because I am a huge, huge fan of author Maggie Stiefvater and it’s been forever since I’d last read a book by her.
I am so unbelievably excited for this book’s release. I am utterly intrigued by the title. I am totally captivated by the description. And I know I’ll fall in love with the writing.
And those Raven Boys. I am just dying to meet them. Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah sound so very different, which makes me so very curious about this quest they’re on. And why they’re going on one together.
I want to know what it means to be a Raven Boy. I want to find out just why their world is “strange and sinister.” I want to find out if Blue does fall in love and if it’s fated to end poorly. And I want to see just how everything unfolds in this first book in the series.
Maggie Stiefvater had such a hauntingly beautiful quality to her writing in her Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I’m excited to find out whether this story will have that same style of writing and how it will affect this much darker tale.
The description talks of love and the “inevitability of death” and promises a series that is “spellbinding.” Well, I can’t wait to become spellbound. And I don’t doubt for a second that I will be.
With less than three weeks to release, I am more anxious than ever to read it. I just hope it will be available in eBook format by then or I’ll be running out to the store to grab a copy. Because The Raven Boys is not only a book to watch, but one that I won’t be able to wait to read.
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Other Amazing Books to Watch
Here are a ton of awesome books releasing the week of September 18th:
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson
Because It Is My Blood (Birthright #2) by Gabrielle Zevin
Glass Heart (Cold Kiss #2) by Amy Garvey
Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian