I have NEVER read a Maggie Stiefvater book before, which you’ll understand if you consider her previously published books. Paranormal romance trilogy with werewolves and a love triangle? Eh. Dystopian thingy? Eh. Not really anything that personally interests me at the moment, so even though lots of people love her books and there’s tons of hype about everything she does, I have neglected to actually read any of her stuff.Then came ALA, and there was a big pile of ARCs just sitting around staring at me, and the cover was SO pretty and I looked at the summary and I thought: why not? It didn’t LOOK like a paranormal romance (and it’s not, though there is, in fact, a romance) and I like stories with psychics and whatnot. So! I took a copy.And then I forgot about it until one of my Goodreads groups picked it for the monthly readalong. Well! Why not read it now, I thought. And so I did. And I am KICKING MYSELF.WHY have I not read a [a:Maggie Stiefvater|1330292|Maggie Stiefvater|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1359424840p2/1330292.jpg] book before?! Or at least THIS book– why did I wait so long? [b:The Raven Boys|13449693|The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)|Maggie Stiefvater|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1346601744s/13449693.jpg|18970934] is SO. GOOD. OMFG.Read the rest of my review here.