“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Every Girl Loves A Bad Boy…Unless Kissing Him Means She’ll Kill Him

The Raven Boys
By Maggie Stiefvater

Imagine being told from as long as you could remember by everyone you know, and some you wish you didn’t, that if you were to kiss your true love, he would die?  That is what Blue Sargent has lived with her entire life.  She has always lived with the dread of that literally fatal first kiss.

Then she is on the Corpse Road with Aunt Neeve on St. Mark’s Eve and she hears the voice.  She has never heard a voice before.  The others always hear the voices, not Blue.  But Blue definitely hears it.  “Gansey.”

Gansey. And he is a Raven Boy. 

Maggie Stiefvater has done it again.  Adventure, paranormal, excitement, and just enough romance without it throwing up all over everyone.  Raven Boys is wonderful! Five stars!

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