Submissions for #FirstLineFriday are officially closed now. My thanks to all who emailed me with their guesses. Today, we have one winner: Sarah Brentyn. Congratulations, Sarah, and I hope you enjoy your prize.
Sarah Brentyn’s Author Page can be found HERE.
And now, here’s the answer to today’s quiz:
“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love” is the opening line from Maggie Stiefvater’s wonderful 2012 novel, The Raven Boys.
The Raven Cycle is a series of four contemporary fantasy novels written by American author Maggie Stiefvater. The first novel, The Raven Boys, was published by Scholastic in 2012, and the final book, The Raven King, was published on April 26, 2016. While categorized as a Young Adult novel, the book is far, far more than that–a beautifully written and well-imagined fantasy, with characters that pull readers in from the start.
WHAT AMAZON SAYS:
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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That wraps it up for this week, folks. I hope you’ll give this one a try. Trust me. It’s worth it. Thanks again for taking part, and stay tuned for another #FirstLineFriday quiz next week. See you then!