The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy Novel
#1 Bestselling Series

The Raven Cycle

Book 1 in the #1 New York Times Bestselling Raven Cycle Quartet

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 in the #1 New York Times Bestselling Raven Cycle Quartet

The Dream Thieves

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys - a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface - changing everything in its wake.

Book 3 in the #1 New York Times Bestselling Raven Cycle Quartet

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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.

Friends can betray.

Mothers can disappear.

In a starred review, The Bulletin called The Dream Thieves, the previous book in The Raven Cycle, "a complex web of magical intrigue and heart-stopping action." Now, with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the web becomes even more complex, snaring readers at every turn.

Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel.

Book 4 in the #1 New York Times Bestselling Raven Cycle Quartet

The Raven King

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. 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.In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."

A Bonus Novella following the events of The Raven Cycle


An enchanting story from Maggie Stiefvater featuring Opal, Ronan, and Adam from her bestselling Raven Cycle, taking place after the events of The Raven King.

"Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she had been told that she would kill her true love."

"Stiefvater, who has an assured and entertaining way with language, doesn’t talk down to her readers, and she ably blends the mystical and the earthly, the primitive and the contemporary"
The New York Times Book Review
"Stiefvater's can't-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book 2."
Entertainment Weekly
"In a young-adult market crowded with copycats, it’s refreshing to find a book that blazes a path as unique as Maggie Stiefvater’s “The Raven Boys."
L. A. Times Book Review
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Awards & Accolades

  • #1 NYT Bestselling Series
  • Over 1 million copies in print
  • Published in over 28 languages
  • Most starred reviews from literary journals (18) of any young adult series ever published
  • One of Rolling Stones top 40 YA novels
  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
  • Indies Choice Book Award
  • TIME Magazine’s Most Anticipated
  • Bram Stoker Award nominee
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
  • Amazon editors’ choice
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books
  • Indigo Top 25
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
  • Chapters-Indigos Best Books for Young Adults
"Stiefvater not only weaves a suspenseful tale of Blue’s involvement with three such boys and their quest for the grave of an ancient king, but she also does so stylishly, with sly social commentary."
The Washington Post
"Imagine JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, but set in present day Virginia and written for teenagers...This is a deeply weird story, one that is rich and weighty with centuries of Welsh mythology and the extraordinary potential of magic."
Birth Movies Death
“It’s a tour de force of characterization, and while there is no lack of event or mystery, it is the way Stiefvater’s people live in the reader’s imagination that makes this such a memorable read.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys."