Today we are beyond thrilled to announce that we’re part of the Blue Lily, Lily Blue blog tour. We could not be more excited to promote a series that we love! As part of the tour, we were given the Moon Card! We’re celebrating the release of Blue Lily, Lily Blue with a Tarot Reading of THE RAVEN CYCLE series (past, present, and future!) from November 1 to November 22! Author Maggie Stiefvater designed The Raven Cycle Tarot, a Major Arcana 22-card deck inspired by The Raven Cycle series. Follow the full blog tour to see all 22 Tarot cards revealed, with an opportunity at each stop to win a Limited Edition The Raven Cycle Tarot Deck for yourself! You can visit the This Is Teen Pinterest page daily for new links to all the tour stops!
The Moon is card number 18, and represents illusion, confusion and anxiety.
Friends, this is such an accurate card to draw for our portion of the tour.
Here’s what the card means upright according to this website:
Oftentimes, the Moon appears in a reading when you are not sure of your destination, or even of the path you are travelling but you travel nonetheless. You may have lost your way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by your inner light and intuition. You need to go on without a clear picture of where you are, where you are going or where you have been
Here’s what it means reversed according to this website:
The Moon reversed indicates that you have recently experienced a time of self-deception, illusion, fears and anxiety but these negative energies are beginning to subside.
Interesting right? So, okay, I have not finished reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue yet due to life circumstances. However, from what I have read so far, the meaning of this card totally applies to the series as a whole.
- Blue – Guys this is totally her card. She’s got this prophecy about her and her first kiss and death and well, her destination takes these different paths.
- Gansey - He’s definitely finding different ways to get to Glendower (am I spelling that right? Who knows) and it’s like he is focused on the path to get there, but there’s some speed bumps along the way. This is such a Gansey card.
- Adam – So, I guess this applies to Adam in that he agreed to pretty much sacrificed himself in The Raven Boys and well, that is bound to cause fears and anxiety.
- RONAN – MY FAVORITE yo. Okay, so Ronan totally makes me think of The Moon reversed because you know, he travels into dreams and pull things out and sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes not. And there’s certainly some issues there and oh my goodness he is my favorite.
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ABOUT THE RAVEN CYCLE
Mystery, Romance and the supernatural combine in this series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
Book 1: 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: The Dream Thieves
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after….
Book 3: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Entertainment Weekly has called Maggie Stiefvater, “one of the finest YA novelists writing today.” Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of Shiver, hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as, “a lyrical tale,” and by BookPage as, “beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.” There are more than 1.8 million copies of the Shiver trilogy in print. Since publication, rights to thirty-six foreign editions of Shiver have been licensed. Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The Scorpio Races (2011) was named to the following best of the year lists for 2011: Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Horn Book and Kirkus Reviews. In addition, The Scorpio Races was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association and a New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Time Magazine called, The Raven Boys, Book #1 in Stiefvater’s latest New York Times bestselling series The Raven Cycle, “A flirtier kind of horror-fantasy, aimed at teens clutching tattered Twilight and Sandman paperbacks….Stiefvater’s quirky prose has ample nerdy pleasures.” Stiefvater lives in Virginia with her family.
READ THE PROLOGUE
AUDIO EXCERPT (PROLOGUE)
Read by Will Patton, published by Scholastic Audio in 2014. Music by Kate Hummel.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
“Equal parts thriller and mystery, with a measured dash of romance sprinkled on top…Maggie has woven such a unique, intriguing narrative that I struggled for comparisons..”— MTV.com
“[A] well-paced neo-Gothic thriller about a teenage fivesome’s search for the supernatural . . .”— New York Times Book Review
“Simultaneously complex and simple, compulsively readable, marvelously wrought.”— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Stiefvater’s can’t-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book 2.”— Entertainment Weekly
“[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