Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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 King by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Raven King –
Scholastic Children’s Books

It was easier to tell hero from villain when the stakes were only life and death. Everything in between gets harder.
— Chapter 11

He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn't want it to be over.
— Chapter 55

Why do readers not believe authors when they tell you at the very beginning of a series that they are going to kill a character? Or when they do it again throughout the series? Right up to the beginning of the last book? Because of the thing with feathers (and not ravens, contrary to what the title might suggest). We readers love to fall for the lost cause; and what clever move to define the most lost cause among lost causes very early on. But really who of them is the most lost? You could also argue for the undead dead boy. Or the nightmare dreamer. Or the untaught magician. Or the cursed psychic who wants to fall in love. It's all equally horrible and very much on a slippery precipice. Add to that Maggie Stiefvater’s truly addictive writing and you'll understand why this book is worth reading in one sitting.
The previous three books added so many layers that I possibly lost sight of a few of them. In an ideal world I’d re-read the series once I’ve finished it to catch all of them. But so many books so little time! I have a few series I want to re-read in their entirety once they are out, maybe I'll carefully place this one among them.

Are you prone to route for the lost cause? Which broken hero are you holding out hope for? Share them along with your teasers in the comments.


Laura Thomas said...

Both are great teasers. I still haven't got to this book.

My TT from Sister Dear

Kathy Martin said...

Great teasers. I haven't started this series yet but really want to find the time to do so. My YA teaser this week comes from The Underdogs by Sara Hammel. Happy reading!

Majanka Verstraete said...

Totally agree with the first teaser. I haven't read this book yet, but I've been wanting to for a while.

Here's my teaser for this week.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've seen this book around a lot. Great Teasers.
My Tuesday post features HANGTOWN CREEK – A Tale of the California Gold Rush.

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