Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“He left bloody fingerprints on the rock, but there was something satisfying about that.
I was here. I exist. I’m alive, because I bleed.”
“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.”
Thank you to Anisha for allowing me to use her photo for my feature image <3.
This is the third book in a series so it may contain spoilers for the first two books. You should also check out my review for The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves if you haven’t already.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue wasn’t my favourite book out of the series but I still loved it nonetheless (although many people loved Blue Lily, Lily Blue the most). I am completely obsessed with this series (I’m sure you’ve noticed by now). I love how strong the relationships between the characters have come and how the plot didn’t once bore me.
I liked how this was more focused on all the boys rather than just one person which allowed me to see each character for who they were. They were so close to discovering Glendower, but discovered something else that was related to him. SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS IN THIS BOOK THOUGH! My thoughts for this book are honestly incoherent and I have no idea what to write.
The scenes with Blue and Gansey were SO CUTE! It breaks my heart that they can’t be together or kiss because of the ‘curse’. Some scenes in this book were also confusing and I feel like it wasn’t solved properly. Especially with the women who look like Blue. And poor Noah! I feel like he is being neglected in the series now. I really like his character.
So since I have nothing left to say, I’ll just end it here. I really love the series (as I am finishing this up, I’ve already finished the series) and Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is something I look forward to in the future. I shall pick up more of her books because The Raven Cycle so far has been an amazing journey.