The Raven BoysBook - 2012
Legend holds that Glendower, a vanished Welsh king, sleeps beneath the hills until he's needed. The first person to find him will be granted a wish-either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.
Gansey has it all-family money, a car, time for extracurriculars and friends-but he's always loved the tales of sleeping kings. He thinks he's found one, too, or at least the area where one might be: in the town of Henrietta, Virginia. And the best way to be there is to attend the prestigious Aglionby Academy for Boys.
Blue is the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, but is too practical to believe in things like spirits or true love. Her policy is to stay away from Aglionby boys...but it may be that one in particular can change her mind about magic, and maybe even love.
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This is not a romance! Whoops. How did this end up here? Regardless of lack of romance status, this series features my favorite queer couple of all time, so it gets to be included.
LPL_KimberlyL Jan 03, 2019
It’s ironic that the first time I tried reading The Raven Boys, I absolutely hated it. Now, I find it hard to describe just how much I love these books. The premise to the first book describes a prophecy and seeing the spirit of a not-yet-dead boy and the search for a long-gone Welsh king. But th... Read More »
What could the final resting place of a Welsh King have to do with a small town in Virginia? Search for answers in this strange and fantastic series by Maggie Stiefvater.
Maggie Stiefvater blends myth and magic in this series opener about Blue, a daughter of psychics fated to killer her true love with a kiss, and the enigmatic Raven Boys, four prep school students hunting for a lost Welsh king rumored to be buried along a ley line in Virginia and to grant a wish t... Read More »
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She wasn't interested in telling other people's future's. She was interested in going out and finding her own
Today, Blue thought, is the day I stop listening to the future and start living it instead
Violence: A scene of domestic violence vs. one of the characters. One character gets trampled to death non-graphically.
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