In our episode this week, Claire and I talk about The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This is my pick for our new monthly Book Club theme: Lovable Asshole, read a book with a lovable asshole as the main character or a side character. The first episode of the podcast, which I'm not even going to link to, was all about the quartet The Raven Cycle and featured what is I think my first use of the term Lovable Asshole. It was created for Ronan Lynch, the most lovable of all lovable assholes. Here's a picture of Claire and I wearing our Lovable Assh*le t-shirts that you can buy for yourself over at our Redbubble Store.
This book is about a group of friends, Gansey, Adam, Ronan, Noah, and Blue, who are on the hunt for a sleeping king on hidden magical ley lines that crisscross the world. Told in multiple POVs, we see how the friends interact and what others outside of their group are willing to do to find the ley lines for themselves. Blue is new to the group of Raven Boys and, as the daughter of a psychic, she's going to be helpful in their hunt, but she's always been told her kiss will kill her true love and she's had a vision of the death of one of the boys. Is she going to be able to stop it? Will finding the sleeping king make a difference? Read the book, check out our summary, and listen to our episode to find out!
Until next week!