What I’ve Been Pushing Lately

I think most readers love pushing books on others. If you like something, you want to share it and talk about it. You want someone to love the characters you love and sneer at characters you didn’t love.

Anna and the French Kiss cover The Raven Boys cover

My sister has been super busy with school and hasn’t had a chance to read. HOWEVER, the semester just ended which means she is free to read again! I took her my copy of Anna and the French Kiss (I’ve been meaning to make her read it for a while and kept forgetting) by Stephanie Perkins and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (my review). She’s also planning on finishing ASOIAF this summer.

I also got my mom started on the ASOIAF series! She has seen all of the series and got really interested, especially because I would make comments on what was better in the books and changes I like.

I plan on pushing The 5th Wave (my review) by Rick Yancey on anyone that will listen to me!

What have you been pushing/recommending lately?

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys book coverThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
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Release Date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
Series: Raven Cycle #1

Goodreads description:“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

I love this book so much that this review is probably way too long and probably includes some rambling. I’ve been in kind of a slump lately, so it was good to read a book I really enjoyed! For some reason, even though I’d been looking forward to this book for a while, I didn’t know this was the beginning of a series until I was reading it. Oops!

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