She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, the strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness. It was the way she felt when she looked at the stars.
The Raven Boys & The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
How it begins: “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love” (Raven Boys)
“A secret is a strange thing” (Dream Thieves)
These are the beginning of a series (the next hasn’t been released yet). A group of boys who attend a prestigious school, three of the four are more alive than the other. There is magic and seeing into the unknown. There are dreams and secrets, death and surprises. Going along the lines of love, unrequited and disappearances, unexplained, these books were different and entertaining. I found myself loving the more troubled elements of the characters and struggling to enjoy characters that I think many may enjoy. There were engaging enough to want to keep reading and curious enough to make me happily anticipate the next book.
Ronan is my favourite, and I’m a little heartbroken and worried about Noah (just in case you’re wondering)