Blue Lily, Lily Blue I Review #50

“Adam was beginning to realize that he hadn’t known Ronan at all. Or rather, he had known part of him and assumed it was all of him.”

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Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Pages: 389

Publisher: Scholastic Press

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

The third instalment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

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.

REVIEW

I’m not sure what it is, to be honest, but something about Maggie Stiefvater’s writing continues to unfailingly pull me in. I rarely sit down for hours on end and read a book because I tend to get tired/ can’t find a comfortable position/ something like homework comes up. But I honestly just could not put this book down!

Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the third book in the Raven Cycle – a series which I genuinely think everyone should read. I haven’t even read the last book so that should say something. This book is set pretty much straight after the previous book The Dream Thieves, the Raven Boys and Blue are still searching for their long asleep Welsh King; and Maura… Well, Maura has left in what could possibly be the most inconvenient way possible for everyone else!

I think with every book I continue to fall deeper in love with the characters in these books. Blue and her peculiar (if anything) family, their prophecies and magic and just the beautiful feeling of being at home while reading about them. A lot more is revealed about Gansey in this book; although I think the real star was Adam.

Adam’s deal with Cabeswater plays a lot into the events of this novel. He’s given a much bigger role, and ultimately becomes one of the key stakeholders in the quest for Glendower. Also, a completely different perspective is given on the relationship between him and Ronan. The two bring out completely different sides of each other (especially for Ronan) and that’s one of my favourite things to see in a book. The varied character arcs which depend upon interaction, relationship and circumstance.

I’m impressed with the fact that Maggie has (skillfully) made the search for Glendower able to stretch out over three books – and also the last which I have yet to read. Not once in this book did I feel the plot was dragging, or unnecessary events were taking place as plot fillers. Everything was purposeful and fun to read – especially the addition of a few new characters which were somewhat on the unusual side of things.

Maggie Stiefvater continues to weave humour and sadness into her beautiful and poetic writing in this book and that’s one of the best things about it. Amazing characters, an amazing plot, and an even more amazing author!

Have you read this series? Do you love it as much as I do?

Hope your next read is great! 🌱

 

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