Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!  

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Raven Boys - Scholastic


She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.
-- Chapter 1

“Blue, if you ever see that man again, you just walk the other way.”
“No,” Calla corrected. “Kick him in the nuts. Then run the other way.”
-- Chapter 13


I think the best way to describe how Maggie Stiefvater’s writing feels to me is that it is an acquired taste. I can’t actually read her books in one sitting like I do with other authors but have to take it in in smaller chunks. However, something about her writing makes me read on and pick up her new books ... even if it’s just to take a look (we know how that goes). I freely admit that her Mercy Falls trilogy didn’t speak to me like it obviously did to so many others, but The Raven Boys is oddly compelling in its very different characters and also in the variety of characters presented in the book. I think my problem with Mercy falls was that it just didn’t feel peopled enough somehow for me.

Share your teasers in the comments ... and please don’t lynch me if Mercy Falls happens to be your favourite series of all time.

9 comments:

Beth Starr said...

Great teasers! Here is my teaser for this week.

thediaryofabookaddict said...

Great teaser, I've read this book and I loved it. I'm a big fan of Maggie Stiefvater.

Keely Anne said...

I've yet to read any of her novels, but this one has caught my eye on several occasions.. absolutely can't wait to read it.. and LOL on that second teaser.. these are great!

My Teasers

Happy Reading :)

Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

Karen and Gerard said...

This one was too far out for me. I started it but didn't like it so gave up on it. It does have a lot of good teasers though.

Here's ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/02/tuesday-teaser-revolution-19-and-suspect.html

starryeyedjen said...

I LOVED this book! And that Calla! She was a hoot. The dynamic between the women and then the Raven boys...loved it all! Great teasers! Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser! Happy Tuesday! :D

Lisa said...

I love those! Sounds like lots of fun.

My teaser is here.

Tribute Books Mama said...

A fun teaser!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/teaser-tuesday_12.html

Danica Page said...

Great teasers! I really want to read both of these ones. Thanks for sharing.

Here's my teaser from Strands of Bronze and Gold

~Danica Page@Taking It One Page at a Time

Caro [The Book Rogue] said...

I got this for my birthday, really excited to dig into it. I haven't finished the Wolves of Mercy Falls yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love Raven Boys jut as much. thanks lot for sharing! My TT

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