After reading The Scorpio Races by Stiefvater (and wanting to roll around it and coat myself with awesomeness), I figured I’d better read The Raven Boys, also by her … and on my shelf since January (Des’s husband Matt bought it for me for my birthday!).
The premise is a little involved: Blue’s mom is a psychic, and she’s been told forever that if she (Blue) kisses her true love, then he’ll die. Enter four boys from the nearby prep school: Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah. They all have very distinct and awesome personalities, and the brotherhood between the four is incredible! Gansey is on a personal mission to find a ley line. Craziness ensues.
You know what? I liked it. But moreso for the characters and their relationships and interactions with each other than for the whole psychic-and-ley-line-search plot.
Which reaffirmed to me that contemporary is the right “genre” for me to be writing in.
I do so love Gansey and Adam, though, and I already requested the audiobook* for The Dream Thieves (book two) from the library. Looking forward to it!
* The audiobooks are read by Will Patton, and it’s a treat to listen to his Virginia drawl!!! A definite bonus.
Have you read The Raven Boys? Will you?