Day 2 of the ARC Contest to win a signed copy of The Raven Boys.
If you're watching this (as you should) you should be aware that Maggie HERSELF animated and wrote the music. So, not only is she a fantastic author, she's got creative juices come out of the wazzooo. Honestly, Miss Maggie -- How do you have the time?!
Also, check this out; http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie
At Fountain Book Store, if you order from there, she'll sign (what seems to be) any one of her books. Which is just freaking amazing. This store is only about a 10 hour drive for me.. and once I move it'll be about a 5 hour drive (+1 hr for customs). It would totally be in my range to drop by if I know she's going to be there and meet her. *sigh* I dare to dream...
Another glimpse into the book; (taken from http://maggiestiefvater.com/the-raven-boys/ )
Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there — known as Raven Boys — can only mean trouble. -Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Would you kiss your true love, if you knew it would kill them? How could you know it was your 'true love' until after you kissed them? What utter torture.
I am (happily) married. I know he is my 'true love'. I can't say that I knew the moment I met him.. so if we were dared to kiss under the mistletoe at 15 years old, or spin the bottle, and then I learned I doomed him? And that I only doomed him because he is, indeed, my true love? I'd probably go all Juliet on him.
Anyway, thats my plug of the day.
xox +emoticon of a book