Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #3: The Raven Boys and The Lost Prince

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
Release Date: September 18th, 2012

From Goodreads:
“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.

Have I mentioned my love for all things Maggie Stiefvater? I lurrve her Wolves of Mercy Falls series. It's true. I like to take long, moonlit walks with that trilogy. In my opinion, Maggie Stiefvater is one of the best YA writers, like, ever, so naturally as soon as I heard about this one, I was super excited (and that's probably an understatement). I adore the cover and the synopsis and I'm JUST SO DAMN EXCITED.

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa.
Release Date: October 23rd, 2012

From Goodreads: That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he's dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth 

I can't even explain how excited I am for this one. I think this gif kind of covers my thoughts on it.


  1. I feel like I'm one of the only people who hasn't read the Wolves of Mercy Falls series! xD But I'm super excited to read The Raven Boys. I'm loving the private boys' school + 4 boys angle. :) hehehe. Great picks!

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  2. I was one of the people that didn't enjoy the Mercy Falls books, but I liked The Scorpio Races and the Faerie books so I will try The Raven Boys. The Lost Prince is a 'squee' books for me, because I slowly warmed to The Iron Fey series and loved the last one, so I can't wait to read Ethan's story!

    New follower :)

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    1. I haven't read the Scorpio Races yet! :( Heard it's so good though. Everyone seems to rave about it. & same, I'm so excited, omg. I wish Julie would release some kind of teaser! Or maybe a chapter. Or two. ;D

      & Thank you. I shall follow back. :)

  3. I am eager to read both of these as well.

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  4. Love the Stephen Colbert GIF, I respond like that as well to things! 'The Raven Boys' looks pretty good, but I can't imagine how you can not have a problem with the prophecy you will kill your true love! I'm a new follower!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. Yes please... I want these so badly... Great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. Great pick! I can't wait for The Raven Boys.
    I really need to continue on with the Iron Fey. I've only read the Iron King!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. OOh, yes, definitely continue. The Iron Daughter is even better than the first one!

  7. Oh I'd love to get my hands on The Raven Boys. I'm really looking forward to reading it. Great picks. I actually like the sound of The Lost prince but I haven't read the Iron Fey series so I'd have to finish that first.
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