Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel. (From Goodreads)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater is published by Scholastic Press on October 21, 2014. This title was reviewed as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
THE FAERYS VIEW
Wow, as always, Maggie Stiefvater has left me speechless. Blue Lily, Lily Blue was all I had hoped for, and then some. As with all of her novels, I read the last page with a sincere mix of pleasure and regret. I always hate when I finish one of her books because it’s over and I’ll have to wait at least a year to read more of her incredible work. Then, of course, there’s the pleasure of reading what Maggie pens! Ah, life’s dilemmas!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (BLLB) starts off where The Dream Thieves left off, I would strongly suggest reading the preceding books before starting BLLB. I love all the Raven Boys but I have such a soft spot in my heart for Adam, something about him just touches me. He’s so vulnerable yet he’s finally finding himself in BLLB and I like this development. Gansey and Blue are still dancing around their relationship, to kiss could mean the end of him-yep, they’re struggling and pushing things. Ronan, too, is pushing things but there’s a huge development that we learn about him so, if you read BLLB, you’ll learn why. The ladies at 300 Fox Way aren’t without their own strife, as well. There’s a lot going on, outside of the hunt for Glendower, and it really kept the pace of the book moving quick.
There were some highly emotional areas in BLLB, and yes, I cried! Damn you, Maggie! How could you?! Although, there are some hugely funny scenes, too, that made me laugh out loud. I love the dry humor and sarcastic wit that Maggie writes so flawlessly. The characters are remarkable, they are made of substance and personality, each with such a distinctive voice, that I feel I know them, through and through. When I care about the characters in a book, I know that book will have forever touched me. There is the introduction of new characters, some I adored, and some not so much but the important thing is that they all brought a richness to this third installment.
I am going to abstain from talking too much about the plot line, except to say that Maura is still missing, the search for Glendower is on with a vengeance, Mr. Gray is a big part of this book and Greenmantle shows up in Henrietta with his wife, Piper, as the new Latin teacher. There’s a new cave that is found which introduces us to a new character, Jesse Dittley, whom I loved! I will say that finding the new cave is a coup because the Raven Boys are getting somewhere! And in the famous words of Forrest Gump, “That’s all I got to say ‘bout that!”
I have no idea how I’m going to make it until the next book, seriously! I imagine that you can tell from my review that I would not only highly recommend this book and series but think everyone should read it. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore or library! It’s just that amazing!
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