Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Waiting on wednesday (17)



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

By Maggie Stiefvater

Summary

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press 

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? 

12 comments:

  1. I love Maggie Stiefvator. I'm also waiting on this one. It sounds really unique too.
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  2. I really like the sound of this and love the cover too. Hopefully it is a good read! :)

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  3. This one looks so good! I can't wait to read it! :)

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  4. Wow, I like the blurb and cover on this one! I really need to try this author...thanks!

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  5. I can't wait for this one too! I absolutely love the blurb and the cover is striking. Great pick!

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  6. Oh, I have no idea how you all manage to pick other Stiefvater books up. I'm still suffering because she killed *him*. ;_;

    Patricia // My WOW

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  7. This sounds really great, I can't believe I don't have it on my TBR list already! I hope you get your hands on it soon! :D

    My WOW:
    http://www.wordsathome.ca/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-of-poseidon.html

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  8. I find Maggie S to be a bit hit-and-miss in terms of me liking her books. (I'm fairly sure she's not that bothered, though, given so many people love them!)

    I'll definitely be giving this one a try.

    My WoW for this week is here if you'd like to take a look.

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  9. I love Maggie's writing so I for sure will be checking this one out. Thanks for sharing, Carly. I can't wait for all these great Fall releases.

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  10. I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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