"There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love ... or you killed him."
Blue Sargent can't see the soon-to-be-dead as her clairvoyant mother can. Each year, she stands next to her as the doomed parade by, unseeing. Until, that is, a boy named Gansey appears from the darkness to speak to Blue.
He's a student at the local private school—and Blue knows that means trouble. But she finds herself drawn to Gansey and his friends as she becomes increasingly swept up in the strange, dark world of the so-called Raven Boys.
Blue has always been told that she is destined to cause the death of her true love. Before Gansey, she didn't think that would be a problem. Now she's not so sure.
This captivating novel kicks off The Raven Cycle series in the most satisfying way, leaving readers craving more of the story even as they discuss and analyze the best parts of this first book—a surefire book club winner for young adults.