Sep 12, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #89: The Raven Boys & The Diviners!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Raven Boys
(Raven Cycle, #1) 
Maggie Stiefvater

Publication date:
September 18th, 2012
“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.

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 been before.

The Diviners
(Diviners, #1)  
Libba Bray

Publication date:
September 18th, 2012
It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before.

For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she's shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she's always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be.

But New York City isn't about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren't crimes of passion. They're gruesome. They're planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can't solve them alone.

Evie wasn't just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.


  1. Great pick! I can´t wait to read them both, especially The Raven Boys.
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  2. Great choice! The Raven Boys looks good.
    Happy Wednesday :)

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  3. I've already heard amazing things about these. I can't wait.

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  4. Raven Boys seems nice, it's on my tbr already. But I'm not that excited for it. :)
    Here's my Wednesday post.. :)
    Have a great day!

  5. I've really been looking forward to reading The Raven Boys after having loved The Scorpio Races, but some of the reviews that I've read made me think that I might end up disappointed. Perhaps if you read it first you'll give me an idea as to if it's worth my time.

    1. Yeah, maybe, although I still haven't ordered it, but if I do, I'll let you know what I thought about it :) I really need to get The Scorpio Races, too!

  6. I am curios about the Stiefvater one :)