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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
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Aug 23, 12

Read in August, 2012

Maggie has done it again! A thrilling mix of a strong female character, sexy (and slightly dangerous) guys, and just enough of the supernatural and mythological to send a frisson down your spine. You'll want to move in to the little blue house on Fox Way, enveloped by the love and fierce protection of a gallimaufry of clairvoyant women. Blue Sargent's 'talent' is making everyone else's psychic gifts stronger, and has always been told that she will cause her true love to die after she kisses him. But the year she is sixteen, fate steps it up a notch. In a misty churchyard on St. Mark's Eve, Blue finally sees a spirit -- that of a boy destined to die. His name is Gansey, and he's a Raven Boy (posh, privileged young men of Aglionby, a prep school). Yet, there's far more to him than that. He's on a quest involving ley lines and an ancient Welsh King, and needs Blue's help. And what of his best friend, Adam, a townie at Aglionby on scholarship who is far less maddening, and oh, so handsome? One of them could be her true love -- but that would be destined for sorrow. If Blue helps them finish the quest for Glendower, with help from her secretive Aunt Neeve and the boys' friends, the dark, tormented Ronan, and quiet Noah, just maybe she'll find the answers to her own future.
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