Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Raven Boys and Lonely Souls

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

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Hardcover:  416 pages
Release date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Goodreads 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.
I just finished The Scorpio Races last night and it reminded me why Maggie Stiefvater is one of my most favorite authors. Now I'm more than excited about  her new series.
Lonely Souls (The Witch Avenue Series, #1)  

Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton 

Release date: June, 2012
Publisher: Purely Persistent
Goodreads summary: It's two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother's disappearance. Determined to find out what happened to her mother, Triss uncovers cryptic messages that lead her to the dark side of magic that she never wanted to believe existed. Forced on a journey that may not give her the answers she was hoping for, it's up to Triss not to fall victim to the realm of Lonely Souls.
I love the cover of this one, and it's about witches and magic.

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  1. Great picks! I'm so excited about Maggie Stiefvater's new book and I've been meaning to try a book by Karice Bolton. I'll definitely check your second pick out. Thanks!

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    1. Me too! I heard good things about her Watchers trilogy.

  2. Yes, I want to read The Raven Boys so bad!! Can you believe I've never read anything by Maggie Stiefvater? I've heard so many good things about her writing that I cant wait to give it a go!

    1. I know what you feel. The blurb's enough to get me all stoked about it. Yes, her writing's really beautiful. And you should definitely read The Scorpio Races! It's my most favorite book of hers.

  3. I almost featured The Raven Boys myself. The Scorpio Races is now one of my ALL-TIME favorite reads. I can't wait to read more from her.

    1. Well after reading TSR I knew right away what to feature in this week's WoW. It's definitely one of my favorites of all time too.

  4. I'm excited for Lonely Souls too! I love the cover.

  5. I can't believe I haven't read any of Maggie Stiefvater's books when there' so many good reviews on it! Great pick!=D

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  6. Great pick. I loved Maggie's Scorpio Races, and this new one sounds so intriguing.

  7. Lonely Souls looks just so very promising, that it'll either rock or be very disappointing. *sigh* I want!!

    Patricia // My WOW

  8. I'm completely and utterly in love with the cover of Lonely Souls. So gorgeous. I need to read this book now!

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  9. I'm really excited for The Raven Boys. I only read two books from Stiefvater and yet have to read Forever, but I really like her writing style - simple and beautiful.

    Aleksandra and her WoW

  10. I hope you enjoy! your picks.

  11. These books do sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Good pick I have the Scorpio Races in my TBR Pile it sounds like I better get on the stick! Cuz you all seem to really love it. The Raven Boys sound so good too. Damn why do I have to work.
    It has been a treat to get to have some time to explore the Wow's today. Great Choices.
    Love the cover of Lonely Souls.
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  13. Both of these sound good! I enjoyed Shiver and I thought Scorpio Races was ok, but I'm still really looking forward to Maggie Stiefvater's next book. It sounds very interesting, and with a writing style like Maggie's, you can't go wrong! ;) Great picks!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  14. Both sound good and Lonely Souls is coming out soon!

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