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Book Event: Books by the Banks Book Festival

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Here it is! The moment you have all be waiting for!  Well maybe not, but this is definitely a post that I have been looking forward to writing & posting 🙂

Below I talk about meeting authors like Maggie Stiefvater, Jenny Lawson, Tiffany McDaniel, Mindy McGinnins, and many more…

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Raven King is the final installment in The Raven Cycle, a wonderful YA fantasy series.  With all the build up in the previous three books, I was expecting the conclusion of this series to go out with a bang!  Unfortunately, The Raven King fell flat for me… Continue reading “Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater”

Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Raven Cycle just keeps getting better and better with each installment!  How does Stiefvater pull this off?!  Blue Lily, Lily Blue was by far my favorite book in The Raven Cycle.  Let’s find out why…

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

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In my experience, more often than not, the second book in a series never outshines the first, however Stiefvater was able to outdo herself with The Dream Thieves.  She pairs lovable and compelling characters with an original and fantastical plot, and the outcome is an addictive read.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Series: The Raven Cycle #1

Genre: Young Adult > Fantasy

Version: Audiobook (Listening Length: 11h 8m)

Narrator: Will Patton

Source: Hoopla

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

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Book Synopsis:

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, 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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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