WHEEE!! IT’S TAROT TOUR DAY! If you follow me on twitter chances are you’ve seen me freaking out over The Raven Cycle or retweeting Maggie Stiefvater like it’s my job. This is one of my favorite set of books ever. It is some of the most magically beautiful, flawlessly poetic storytelling I’ve ever come across and I cannot stress enough how much you are missing out if you haven’t checked out this series yet. So, naturally, when Cuddlebuggery was asked to promote The Raven Cycle Tarot Tour once I was done squeaking and vibrating, I responded yes with the level of enthusiasm normally only found in small, wiry terriers about to be walked for the first time that day.
Speaking of things I really like, have I mentioned that I really like playlists? Well I do. Since I don’t have a tarot card to share with you, I thought I’d celebrate the tour/book/series by sharing my playlists for The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue (list for The Raven Boys TBD, I spend an entirely unreasonable amount of time on these, okay?).
The Tarot Tour
To celebrate the release of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater designed The Raven Cycle Tarot, a Major Arcana 22-card deck inspired by The Raven Cycle series. Make sure you check out the other stops on the tour for a peak at the (GORGEOUS) cards and rundown of their meanings. You can also follow The Raven Cycle Tarot Tour on the This is Teen Pinterest page.
About The 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.
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One (lucky, lucky) winner will recieves copies of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue AND a Limited Edition The Raven Cycle Major Arcana Tarot Deck (featuring Maggie Stiefvater original artwork!)
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Because of some really incredibly pushy people, I have as of Saturday read The Raven Cycle, minus the unreleased soul-destroying book. Let’s see… what do I love about it? So few options there.
ADAM AND RONAN ADAM AND RONAN ADAM AND RONAN
300 Fox Way
Maggie word good
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You say true and excellent things.
(emphasis on not sorry)
I love the Raven Boys series because the language is hypnotic and I get lost in the stories so completely. I am still waiting for my copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The truck that delivers to Steifvater’s for signed copies was in a accident and damaged all of the books. I am still waiting for mine to come. I am trying to be patient!!
Yessssssss! So poetic! Also oh no! I’m sorry your books was on the lost batch!
I LOVE all of Maggie Stiefvater’s characters, and the magic that’s always in her books is always unique.
Just in case rafflecopter shows my location outside US, it’s because I’m on a short trip but would use my regular US address.
thank you so very much 🙂
THE CHARACTERS!! VERY, VERY AGREE!
(thanks for letting us know about location :D)
I love all of it, but I especially love Gansey.
Kelley (Oh, the Books!)
I love this series for so many reasons, but one of the main ones is the TAROT! I am freaking ecstatic over this tarot deck. xD
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Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLiterature
I’ve read The Raven Boys so far. I’m eager to continue the series because I love Maggie’s writing style and the content of this series is wonderfully refreshing!
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Currently listening to this one as an audiobook – thrilled it’s finally out!
I love love love Ronan of course but furthermore. i love the relationship these guys have with each other. They can read facial expressions and body language. They all truly love each other and it is so plain to see and Maggi’s writing is like unicorn sprinkles!! I NEED this cause her artwork it the most beautiful thing i’ve seen and i am obsessed with Tarot. It the best double whammy ever!! Artwork, fabulous books, and tarot cards!! BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!!!
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I am so excited to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue, just one more person ahead of me on the wait list at the library. 🙂
I am completely in love with The Raven Cycle because not only are the characters so captivating but the way Maggie is so descriptive and so lyrical with her writing just makes you feel like your a part of the story. Plus I enjoyed the different Pov’s of Blue and the Raven boys for it gave them each their own story that you couldn’t help but love them even when they were flawed. It let you see everything through their eyes which is what I totally loved about the books because their all so different yet they merge with one another into this beautiful series!
Ps. You can tell how much I love this series! I am in love with book characters. *laughing*
I enjoy it as I have all of Maggie’s books :).
The Raven Cycle is maybe one of my favorite YA series ever! I love how lyrical it is, and the world she’s build is both inspiring and terrifying. The characters feel so real, and I just can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.
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I love The Raven Cycle because it is just SO unique! There is no other book like it. ;D
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I have read the first two books and I just love how otherworldly this series is! I had no idea what to expect when I first started it, but what made me stick to it in the first place were the characters! I love them. Well, not all of them.
Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books
I LOVED book 1 but haven’t had the chance to read the latest two. I’m looking forward to it! Stiefvater is a great storyteller.
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I love it solely for Pynch not gonna lie.
I love TRC because of the relationships between the characters <3 and because of Maggie's lovely writing.
La La in the Library
My feature co-host has convinced me I need these books in my life. She has written several gushing blog posts about the Raven Boys books and their author, and I don’t think I have ever seen a less than stellar review anywhere. Thanks for hosting this fab giveaway contest!
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LOVE Maggie’s art! Thanks for running this giveaway!
I have only read the first book in the series so far, but I absolutely loved it! The writing is excellent, and the character development is astonishingly deep and engaging.
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i haven’t read it yet, but i have the first book. i’m seriously considering waiting until the last book is out b/c then i won’t have to wait. also, i reallllly loved The Scorpio Races, so i’m super excited to get to it (eventually)
I have read it and I love it immensely!
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I haven’t read the books yet but I definitely want to!! I hear nothing but good things about them, especially the characters and I love good character development!!
Gaby @ Bookish Broads
YES OBVIOUS I HAVE READ THIS SERIES AND IT’S AMAZING SHOULD I SEND YOU SCREEN SHOTS OF OUR GCHATS FOR REVIEW OF WHY????
Jess @ Gone with the Words
I’ve read The Raven Boys so far but I fell in love with all the things in it: Blue, The Boys, the setting, the family dynamics, the mystery. It’s just awesome. 🙂
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My friends have been on to me for forever to read this series! I need to read it so badly!
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I have read and loved The Raven Boys series because it keeps you pulled in and wanting more at the end of every book. It keeps you wanting to know what happens next to them and seeing where the group takes you!!! 🙂
This is such a fantastic giveaway! I’ve got my fingers crossed!
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I have read and just LOVED this series. The world is so unique. It has me hooked 😀 Maggie’s writing just draws me in.
I loved the Raven Boys! The worldbuilding is so different, and the characters are great. Blue’s such a lucky girl.
DON’T YOU JUST LOOOOOOOOOVE THE RAVEN CYCLE OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH I FANGIRL ALL THE TIME AND OMG JUST SO MANY FEELS AND BEAUTIFULNESS!!!!! *fangirl flails*
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I feel like the Raven Cycle books could be subtitled as ‘your Latin teacher is…
I really fell in love with the characters. I also enjoy a good mystery. I thought the narrator for the audio book was very good. His voice really fit with the book
I just love everything about The Raven Cycle! I love Blue, I love her boys, I love all the other side characters from 300 Fox Way, and I even love the villains from each book… if you can even call them that. The writing is magical and witty.
Oh yes. And I am in love with Gansey.
Okay, honestly, I love it for so many reasons. No one writes prose like Maggie Stiefvater. I love Blue, Gansey, Calla. I LOVE JESSIE DITLEY. Hell, I even love Adam, even if sometimes I kind of hate him a little.
Why do I love The Raven Cycle? Let me count the ways. Errrrrr that could be a really long list so I’ll just narrow it down: glorious writing, Ronan Lynch, haunting atmosphere ,PYNCH PYNCH PYNCH PYNCH, wonderfully loyal friendships, painfully doomed ships, Gansey Fancy Face. I seriously could go on forever but I won’t because you know I need to sleep or something lazy like that.
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I live under a rock (it’s a bit damp but cozy) and I haven’t read the Raven Cycle yet 🙁 But I really, really want too!! Thanks for sharing!
I read the first two books, and they’re pretty amazing. Maggie is a master of characterization. I don’t want anything bad to happen to any of them, but I know it will….
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I have read the 1st book and loved it…haven’t gotten my hands on the other two but can’t wait to read them. Maggie is amazing!!!
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It’s Stiefvater’s realistic prose and blend of Welsh mythology with the modern world that make the series so appealing.
I haven’t read it (yet), but I want to because WELSH MYTHOLOGY. And also, everyone I know who has read it has loved it, and that’s a rare thing.
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Everyone keeps recommending this series so it’s perfect that there’s a giveaway!
1. That tarot deck is a WORK OF ART.
2. I just read Blue Lily, Lily Blue (last night, because another book blogger is the BEST and loaned me her ebook copy because my library is SO. SLOW at ordering books). I completely forgot this was a quartet, not a trilogy and now EVERYTHING HURTS.
3. You know what else is a work of art? Maggie’s writing. It’s seriously so freaking beautiful to immerse yourself in!
4. Also the covers. I want them on my wall.
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I have read each book in the raven cycle.
I have read each book in the raven cycle 3 times at least.
I love everything about the raven cycle, from the character to the writing to the weird but awesome mythology.
I am talking like an incoherent fangirling toddler. Bye.
I have not read them, but I will totally read them if I win! They sound super interesting, and I’m a lover/collector of Tarot!
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I love the characters and how Stiefvater had built them.
I love her writing and the Raven Cycle is like nothing else out there.
I haven’t read the books but my care package buddy from Australia sent the first book to me and at the end of the semester I plan on marathoning them 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed
Yes I have. Multiple times.
Gansey’s fancy face.
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I want to read it because I’e heard the author is brilliant, and I love the supernatural.
Big fan of Blue in the first novel. Second book didn’t have enough Blue for me, but still a fun read. Can’t wait to read the third. 🙂
I love it so much bc of the lovable characters and the unique story:)
I’m a backwards sort of person, so I started reading Dream Thieves before the first book. Now I”m confused and need to go back and read the first one. So, yes, I read — but need to start over.
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After having the 1st book for over a year, I finally picked it up to read because there seems to be a quickly dwindling number of people who hadn’t and I didn’t want to be the last.
Loved it a lot. Immediately bought and read Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Loved them also.
I’ve only read Raven Boys, the 1st book. I keep having to put off reading the next book! It is driving me bonkers.
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I LOVE Maggie’s writing. It is beautiful, enthralling, and addictive. Her characters are another aspect of her stories I adore, they are all so well rounded and intriguing.
Wayne D'ava (@WretchedDreams)
I love everything by Stiefvater!
Maggie is such a powerful writer! I read the first in this series and really enjoyed it but have not snagged the other two yet. Although l do make grabby hands whenever I see them around the blogosphere 🙂
This giveaway is ahmayzing!! I am loving this tarot deck. What a multi-talented author!
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Haven’t read it yet but I love Maggie’s previous books.
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I haven’t read them yet, but I want to because I hear the characters in it are amazing
Oh, this series. I have so much love for The Raven Cycle. It’s wonderful and magical and mystical and confusing (in the best way). Thanks for sharing your playlists!
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