I know. Stop raising your eyebrows at me. I have posted about how unfathomable fabulous Maggie Stiefvater is before. BUT. Some of you are new and haven’t been subjected to my favourite-author-flailings.
Plus, I’m linking up with A Girl’s Voice for the My Hero Monday meme. You get a prompt each month and you post about it. Easy, right? (There are rules and things, too.) And also Engie @ Musings from Neville’s Navel is hosting this month so…how could I resist joining in?!
Birthdate: November 18th, 1981
Current Age: 32
What books has she written? Which is your favourite? Why?
What books has she written?! ONLY A MILLION OF THEM. And picking a favourite is hard, seriously hard, people, so I hope you appreciate the decision making I’m going through here. I love all her books (yep, every single one) but for different reasons.
The Scorpio Races: This was my very first Stiefvater book and I have enormous respect for it. In a well ordered universe, I would reread this.
Lament and Ballad: My first real taste of faeries and how awesomely nasty they can be. Also: music. Also: James. I can never love Dee very much, but James? He deserves glorious things.
Shiver, Linger, Forever, Sinner: While Shiver is probably my least favourite of her books, Linger, Forever, and Sinner are incredibly fantastic. Can we just talk about Cole and Isabel together? They are like knives and ice and I can’t love them more.
The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves: I originally sent The Raven Boys back to the library because I thought, “Ley lines? Dead kings? Meh.” BUT I WAS DELUDED. I re-borrowed it about a year later and bye-bye feels and sanity. I have never loved a book’s friendships so, so much. Ronan, though. Ronan.
I haven’t gotten my clammy paws on Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Boys #3) yet, but the day will come. And I will flail. Maybe scream. Probably sing wildly in the shower about my love for it. You know…normal stuff.
When did I first hear about her?
I’d just finished The Hunger Games (which coincidentally got me fully glued to YA) and wanted more. MORE, I TELL YOU. I found this list 25 books to read if you love The Hunger Game and thought, “This is awesome.”
The Scorpio Races was on the list and my library just happened to have it.
Thus began my realisation that, “Oh, I cannot live life unless I read every single one of Maggie Stiefvater’s books.” These things happen.
I’m often in unfathomable agreement with Maggie Stiefvater. I’m always inspired by her books and her posts and the way she’s accessible and awesome online. A lot of authors are super mysterious, but I love the way Maggie Stiefvater posts about her drawings and her life and her cars…and her goats.
She keeps goats.
I write weird and unusual supernatural books too. I would love to be better at art. I do not keep goats, but I keep a sister, and that’s kind of the same thing.
Maggie Stiefvater inspires me no end. She is simply fabulous.
The My Hero Monday Schedule:
Cait is nerve-wrackingly choosing a new blog design. Did she tell you she’s drawing her new header? SHE IS DRAWING. ART, PEOPLES, ART. The drawing, interestingly, distracts her from NaNoWriMo, but is a very worthy form of procrastination. Currently she’s reading ATLANTIA (it’s not about mermaids, dangit) and is 20,000-words into her ghost story.