Thursday, November 8, 2012

TBR Thursday

TBR Thursday is a (mostly) weekly meme hosted by Kelsy at Up in the Bibliosphere in which you select a book that has been gathering dust on your bookshelf and add it to your lineup for next week.  I'll be honest, for me it may mean moving it up on my TBR list, which may or not be within the next month, or the book I already plan on reading next.  :)  This week's  TBR Thursday winner is:

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)

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 seen before. 

~Taken from Goodreads~

Why does this one make the cut this week?  I am super excited about it, that's why.  I'm not yet finished with Beautiful Chaos (timing and priorities... dang life...), and although I'm thoroughly enjoying it, it seems as if Raven Boys is thwacking me in the head to get read.  So I will, I promise.  Next.  As soon as I close Beautiful Chaos and take a breath from that, give myself a chance to absorb its wonder, I will crack open  The Raven Boys and hopefully love it as much I did The Scorio Races.

What about you?  What book may jump the line and land in your hands next?  Leave a link to your own TBR Thursday post or your answer itself in the comments below.  Thanks!  :)



  1. The Raven Boys! So excited for you to read it. Nearly as excited as I am for you to get to Code Name Verity ;)

    My TBR hasn't changed from last week because my current read hasn't changed (hate to admit that ...) I still plan to read The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman next (*gasp* an adult book, lol). But I think I may have to bump up one or two books that have been on my TBR list that made the 2013 World Book Night list. I think I'd like to finally read The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (on my shelf since last year) before submitting my application. So many books, so little time ...

  2. I was totally going to start The Raven Boys today but I walked out and left it at home. So I picked up The Curiosities. I figured it would work out since they are a collection of stories. :) So far I am really liking it; but still plan on starting RB today or tomorrow. :)


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