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OCTOBER 23, 2012
Read This! The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there--known as Raven Boys--can only mean trouble. But a chance encounter with four of the boys and an unsettling experience at a graveyard makes her change her mind.

Ah Maggie Stiefvater, how I love you! First, Shiver and the Wolves of Mercy Falls, then Scorpio Races and now The Raven Boys. Yet another compelling fantasy book with great characters and exciting action. The thing I love about Stiefvater's books is that the "magic" in them is just accepted and dealt with.  There isn't like one hundred pages where no one believes what is going on which always infuriates me. Stiefvater's characters live within the magic and it is just a given fact that it exists.  I love that! Then you can get onto the real fun! This is the first book in a series and I can not wait for the next one!  

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