Why I checked it out: I enjoyed all of Maggie Stiefvater’s previous books and wanted to check out her newest story which is due out on September 18.
Why I liked it: “The Raven Boys” entertains with its unpredictability. Filled with dire predictions for Blue’s future true love and her developing connection to four boys who attend a nearby private school, one might expect this book to fall into the star-crossed-lovers-from-different-worlds scenario. Instead, this book more strongly focuses on clairvoyance, ley lines, a dangerous quest, an unsolved murder, and a little bit of romance thrown into the mix. I guarantee you’ll be surprised more than once while reading this story.
Three words that describe this book: paranormal, supernatural, and suspenseful.
Similar books include: Stiefvater’s other works such as “The Scorpio Races” and the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy which includes “Shiver,” “Linger” and “Forever.” You might also check out Cassandra Clare’s “Mortal Instruments” and “Infernal Devices” series.
DBRLTeen Insider’s Tip: While you’re waiting for the release of “The Raven Boys,” you can read the first two chapters of this book on Maggie Stiefvater’s blog!