Maggie Stiefvater’s four book series, The Raven Cycle, has come to a close with the release of The Raven King. The series follows a group of friends as they search for a long dead/sleeping Welsh King. Along their journey, they’ve made new friends and comrades, created enemies, discovered secrets, and confronted fears. Also, they’re seniors in high school. And kind of magic. In my excitement for the release of The Raven King, I’ve tried to explain this premise to many friends and colleagues, and always feel like I fall short of capturing exactly what these books are. Continue reading Make Way For The Raven King
If you love Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, obviously you’re overflowing with anticipation for the final book in the series, The Raven King. The book, which was originally due out this month, is now coming out March 29th. I have been waiting patiently, as I want the best book, and I’m willing to wait longer if it means better quality. At this point however, I’m ready to burst. I’ve got to know what happens! I’ve got some strategies for how to keep myself occupied, and just in case you’re in the same boat as me, I’ve decided to share them!
So the big day is looming and you still don’t have a special someone to share it with. You’ve exhausted the dating possibilities in the mundane human world and have consigned yourself to being forever alone with only your cat and your never-ending TBR pile for company. Why not take a leaf out of our favorite paranormal romance books and try to catch the attention of a vampire, werewolf, faerie, or other magical hottie this year? Looking through the stories of some of our favorite fantasy YA heart-throbs I’ve compiled a list of the most likely places and techniques for landing yourself a sultry supernatural S.O. Continue reading How to Snag a Supernatural Date this Valentine’s Day
Have you ever wanted to see inside an author’s head to understand how they created their story? Maggie Stiefvater and ciritque-partner/author friends Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff offer the chance to do just that with their collaborative new book, The Anatomy of Curiosity. The book contains a short story by each author, as well as an explanation of how the story was built and discussions on topics such as ideas, characters, revision, and doubt. Continue reading Review of The Anatomy of Curiosity
MTV News put out an interview today with two of our favorite authors, Cassandra Clare and Maggie Stiefvater, discussing how fans often dehumanize the creators, especially female creators, of the very thing they love. Here at DG, we’re all fans of something and we also have strong opinions about what it means to be a fan and what is and is not appropriate fan behavior. Continue reading The Dangers of Fandom and How to Be an Awesome Fan
Today is my twenty fifth birthday! This means I get to be a little selfish. As a teacher and a former bookseller, there are books I have always wanted to shove at everyone I meet, whether they like it or not. Obviously they are great books, but they aren’t popular, so people don’t want to pick them up.
Here are the 25 books I wish all Geekettes would read:
Maggie Stiefvater’s newest novel, Sinner, which comes out tomorrow, is a masterpiece. Technically a stand-alone novel, it tells the story of two characters previously seen in the Mercy Falls trilogy (Shiver, Linger, and Forever). Sam and Grace have found their “happily ever after,” and now it’s Cole and Isabel searching for the same with a Los Angeles background and a reality television crew to add some spice. While I don’t think it’s necessary to have read the Mercy Falls books prior to reading Sinner, I think it would help hugely.
For the last several days, a few of the Geekettes have been in New York for a professional book expo/Book Con. While we were very excited and had a very wonderful experience overall, we found that on the one day of Book Con, we lost our faith in humanity a little bit. Every person I attended Book Con with had a negative story. A box of one book was stolen from an exhibitor. A panel of the most famous bestselling authors was cut off by people more interested in free books. Line cutters everywhere.
Here are some tips that I, as a former bookseller and current literary fangirl, think could help everyone enjoy book signings a little bit more: Continue reading Be Nice Around Books: Signing Etiquette
This will hopefully (time permitting) be the first of several posts about geekdom in the United Kingdom.
I am currently doing my student teaching in a suburb of Manchester. Each student is required to bring in a book to read during their downtime. I, being the bibliophile that I am, immediately wanted to know what each student was reading. What’s really cool is that though they may be reading the same books as we do in the States, the covers are completely different for many famous books.
Then this weekend I visited London and went to FIVE BOOKSTORES IN ONE DAY. Here are some of the covers I saw that I thought were way cooler than their American counterparts:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. The only disappointing thing about this edition, is that in the U.S. edition, the font is colored (Shiver has blue font, Linger has green, and Forever has red) and these just had normal font color.