About The Raven Cycle Series
Mystery, Romance and the supernatural combine in this series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
Book 1: The Raven Boys
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.
Book 2: The Dream Thieves
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after….
Book 3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
About the Tarot Tour
The tarot is a divination system that uses a deck of cards to gain insight. Most decks are comprised of 78 cards divided into the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana, with each card being symbolic of an energy or spiritual truth. The Major Arcana are known as the “trump cards” because they impart messages of greater weight and significance than the Minor Arcana.
The Raven Cycle Tarot Tour features the Major Arcana, with each stop on the tour revealing one of the 22 cards as designed by Maggie Stiefvater, and will use that card to reveal the past, present and future of The Raven Cycle series.
You guys, we are so excited to be a part of The Raven Cycle Tarot Tour, which is running from November 1 to November 22! Psst, by the way – you can visit the This Is Teen Pinterest page daily for new links to all the tour stops!
The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves were SO unique and Blue Lily, Lily Blue will be no different. We’re celebrating the release of Blue Lily, Lily Blue with a Tarot Reading of The Raven Cycle series (past, present, and future!).
And our Tarot Card is…
The Reading of The Empress:
The Empress is the mother archetype, and through her we get a first glimpse of the power of love in the Tarot.
Motherhood? Hello! Clearly this card is referring to Blue’s Mother, Maura!
The world of the Empress is an ideal and perfectly beautiful place, completely natural – untouched by the artificial.
Could that be Cabeswater? Does the Empress represent Cabeswater?
The world of the Empress does not cost anything for you to enjoy it. The Empress wants you to spend time outside and get fresh air.
Sounds like Cabeswater to us..
- Cabeswater is a forest.
- There is a big tree in Cabeswater that shows visions. It showed visions to Gansey, Blue, and Adam the first time they went to Cabeswater.
- The second time that the group visits Cabeswater, the seasons change as they walk through it.
We predict that although Cabeswater does have a huge role in the series, it will really show it’s softer side in Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Cabeswater is at heart, a gentle and loving mother who wants to take care of those in it. The Empress likes to welcome abundance, experience the senses, and is connected with the Earth.
What could The Empress mean for the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle series? Will The Empress receives lavish rewards? So then, could this card be talking about Gansey? Blue? Ronan? Someone we haven’t even met yet? We can’t wait to find out!
And now for a giveaway!