Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release: October 21, 2014
Series: The Raven Boys
Review: 5 Stars
The third installment 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.
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I enjoyed the first two books, and from what I'd heard, Blue Lily is where the action really picks up. This book did not disappoint! While the first two books were majorly focused on character development, Blue Lily cranks out the action. People have disappeared, and the stakes are raised. From the beginning of the novel, I knew this would be the best one yet!
In the previous two books, I really disliked Adam, but he's finally starting to grow on me. Because of the large amount of characters, there are a million different ships. I've shipped many characters with many other characters, but almost immediately, I shipped Adam and Ronan! From the beginning, I've shipped Gansey and Blue, and this book finally brings that somewhere. As readers know, Blue cannot kiss her true love. The romance in this book is much less than other YA novels, but because it is at a steady state, small things like hand-holding are super romantic and make the reader swoon. Blue is as amazing as always, and I really like seeing her develop. Gansey also really comes into himself in this book. Up to this point, he's been fairly naive, but Gansey starts to see the world.
The writing in these books are amazing. Maggie Stiefvater has a talent for portraying a story beautifully and weaving words together to create a masterpiece. She manages to suck in the reader with ease, and doesn't let go even after the book has ended. I'm still stuck in that world, and can't wait to read the final book next year!
Most of the world-building has been done up to this point. Readers get to see more of the ley line though. A new character is introduced, and in doing so, we see more of their world than we've seen up to this point. I really like the world of this novel and can't wait for more.
I am Maggie Stiefvater. I write books. Some are about dead Welsh kings. Some are about werewolf nookie. Some are about neither.
I have been a wedding musician, a technical editor, a portrait artist, and, for several fraught weeks, a waitress. I play several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes), I still make art, and I recently acquired and unacquired a race car.
I live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with my husband, my two children, some cows, three dogs who fart recreationally, a criminally insane cat, an interminable number of miniature silky fainting goats, and one 1973 Camaro named Loki.
I like things that go.