Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.
Today’s pick is…
The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater
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.
So why do I want to read this?
I just finished reading one of Maggie Stiefvater’s other books, The Scorpio Races and I really, really loved it. The writing, the characters, everything-I just needed more of it. I loved The Scorpio Races so much that I wanted to read more Maggie Stiefvater’s books. Then I saw The Raven Boys shelved on Goodreads as a found family. Found family is my absolute favorite trope ever. I probably mention that more than I should but I love found family. That is why I want to read this – it’s a Maggie Stiefvater book with a found family!
Have you read The Raven Boys? Is it on your TBR?