[tps_title]08. Blue, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
You may know Maggie Stiefvater from her previous trilogy, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, but in 2012 Maggie released a better book than all three of those combined. As of late, I’ve seen fandom happenings within the Raven Boys series, but I’ve only seen talk about the boys. Which are fine, dandy, and a nice up of tea, but Blue Sargent is the main character, and a fine one at that. The first book isn’t technically told in Blue’s POV (third person squad? See previous.), which is ultimately refreshing in the YA genre. Blue has been told since she was young that the day she kisses her true love is the day he will die. Super morbid, right? Also throw in the fact that she’s the daughter of her town’s psychic; however, Maggie doesn’t let it deter the racing-of-the-blood plot and overall execution of a great heroine, but uses it to make it so much better. Set in a boarding school in Virginia, it lays on the creepy, shivery vibe without going overboard.
You can catch Blue and all the cute, mysterious boys in The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and the upcoming fourth and final book in the series, The Raven King, due out February 23, 2016.
The attached clip is a fan-made opening credits montage for a potential (and DEMANDED) TV series based off of the books.