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Old 08-28-2016, 09:56 AM
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The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater #2: The cycle has finished, but a spinoff is in the works. *Gasp*

Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater


“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.



If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?


Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.




There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.




Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him.

Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

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Old 08-28-2016, 10:00 AM
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Thanks for the new thread. And please add me.

Also, these covers though.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:03 AM
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Done.

The covers are very unique. You don't often see these kind of thing nowadays. Since Maggie draws herself, I have to wonder if she designed these herself.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:06 AM
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I could see that or at least the initial sketch? I love the visible paint strokes and gradients in them.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:35 AM
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They are very artisty or paint-like. A lot of detail and thought went into them for sure.
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:09 PM
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I just read book 4 and hopefully soon I will finish it.. Even tho I heard that she will write about Ronan series..
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I'd be interested to know if she was a part of the design process for the covers too

I'm only a little bit into book two but wish I could read more & get through them faster I blame Mel
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How dare you?
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I promise it is a nice blame as i am glad you introduced me to it
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:47 PM
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Good. It's one of those books that I always suggest at first when someone is looking for something to read.
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well I appreciate the suggestion & may start asking for books to read more often from you . I just want more time to read but now have 3 days off so we'll see how much I can read in that time
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Reading is definitely a good thing to do when you have time off
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Let me just fling myself in here! This is one of my favorite series May I please be added?
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Same same. Welcome
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I love this series.. Sigh..
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