Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater - Review


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For the first time, Blue has found her place and a group of friends she can trust. She's one of The Raven Boys now - their problems are hers and her problems are theirs. However, things that have been found can easily be lost. Friends can betray, mothers can disappear, visions can mislead, and certainties can unravel.

Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors. She is so fantastic - I should give everything she writes five stars on principle. Regardless, she always earns each and every star and Blue Lily, Lily Blue is no exception.

While this story is based in mythology, the characters do most of the heavy lifting. The first book in the series was Adam's, the second was Ronan's, and this one is definitely Blue's story. All of the characters in this series are well-written and defined. The characters have matured in their own way over the course of the series, which we can see most in Adam. Gansey and Ronan are my two favorite characters by far and each have moments in this installment. Understandably, I'm very nervous for Gansey (and Noah) in the upcoming final book, The Raven King.

Stiefvater's writing is brilliant and lyrical as always. I need The Raven King - March 1st, 2016 cannot arrive soon enough! If you haven't read this series yet, I can't recommend it enough.


I read this novel from June 19 - 27, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

4 comments:

  1. Great review! I love this book and this series -- I re-read every time a new book comes out! I can't wait for the last book in the series!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait until next year!

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  2. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH

    You know this, though, because I legit never stop talking about it ... Ugh, I'm sooo worried about The Raven King. Like, SO worried. Like really, ridiculously worried because whAT IF HE DIES?? wHAT THEN, LAUREN??

    But I am rather peeved to see the release date. Here I was blithely assuming it'd be a year about Blue Lily, ie October 2015. But no. 2016. That's really, really sad ...

    I'm reading Shiver at the moment. Stiefvater is such a queen.

    PS Lauren: sorry for not being around much! I've been super busy with life etc. I am going to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. You're so often one of the first commenters. I feel lousy sometimes because I don't comment on all of your posts! I'm really sorry. But please know how much I appreciate your comments and posts and friendship.

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    1. I've been asking myself the same thing: What then?! I don't want to wait so long for the finale's release date. Stiefvater is one of the best out there. I hope you like Shiver! :)

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