Blue, largely against her will, glanced to the booth he pointed to. Three boys sat at it: one was smudgy, just as he said, with a rumpled, faded look about his person, like his body had been laundered too many times. The one who'd hit the light was handsome and his head was shaved; a soldier in world where where the enemy was everyone else. And the third was -- elegant. It was not the right word for him, but it was close. He was fine boned and a little fragile looking, with blue eyes pretty enough for a girl.
I'm very much enjoying this re-read of The Raven Boys. My first time through was the audiobook read by Will Patton, which forced me to take the time to savor the language. I'm finding this time through different, with the major reveals no longer a surprise, but still loving how Maggie Stiefvater crafts language.
While The Raven Boys could fit many squares, I'm intending to use it for