While I still have to pick up a copy of her books… which I really plan to do, so pretty please enough with the dagger looks, thank you… I have heard a lot about Maggie Stiefvater from my book blogger friends who adore her. Thus, I was happy to learn of her announcement via her blog that she is starting on a new series this year, Raven Cycle, with Book 1 entitled The Raven Boys to be released on September 18.
Here is the official synopsis:
Filled with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, The Raven Boys introduces readers to Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey, III and Blue Sargent. Gansey has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on the hunt to find Glendower, a vanished Welsh king. Legend has it that the first person to find him will be granted a wish—either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.
Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there—known as Raven Boys—can only mean trouble. When Gansey and his Raven Boy friends come into her life, Blue realizes how true this is. She never thought her fortune would be a problem. But she was wrong.
And here’s the cover, which looks somewhat similar to The Scorpio Races style-wise:
To all Maggie Stiefvater fans out there, mark your calendars. Signed and doodled-in copies of The Raven Boys, as well as her other published works, are available for pre-order from Fountain Bookstore for US/Canada residents (lucky ducks); for the rest, including moi, you can always pre-order at Amazon.
The Raven Cycle series seem very promising and intriguing; I can’t wait to get a copy. If your book appetite hasn’t been teased enough with the synopsis and the cover, the author gladly shared some clues on her blog announcement — two songs — to give her fans an idea on what the book is going to be like.
Maggie Stiefvater’s Flickr Photostream