I read a YA book I just adored last week called The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s a tale full of wonderful multidimensional characters, adventure, friendship, and mystery. Blue and her wonderful “raven boys” quest to learn more about about ley-lines and Glendower lore. It reads part murder mystery part treasure hut. Scroll to the bottom for more about the book.
Having loved the story so much I wanted to make a theme-ish treat to take to book club. I decided on these tasty Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes, my tribute to the awesome character Blue. They are SO fast and easy. It was the perfect treat to take since I only had tiny bit of time after I got home from church to get ready to go.
Blue’s Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes (adapted from Food Lush)
- 2 packages refridgerated cresent roll dough
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese (I used neufchatel to lighten it up)
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 TBS greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- 48-72 blue berries (I used frozen)
- Open dough but leave rolled up. Cut each package of dough crosswise into 12 pieces.
- Spread each circle slightly with your fingers and arrange on a cookie sheet.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until fully incorporated and smooth.
- Top each with 2-3 blueberries.
- Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden.
Makes 24 danishes. These are so yummy and they are good warm or room temperature.
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is 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 has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, 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 never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.