Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater
E-book edition, 416 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press
The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
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.
This is a long overdue review of BLLB. I want to posted this review not too far with my review of The Raven King. And I guess because I’ve been putting it off for too long, now I’m just kind of don’t know what to say. I’ll just put up a list of what I think about BLLB.
TRK review will be up around next week, so stay tuned.
- The pacing in this book definitely picks up, and so many things are happening. Part of it is also because the addition of the new characters. But we all know it’s heading into the epic finale in the final book!
- The friendship between the boys is so heartfelt in this book. They would go at really great length to save each other. I love how Ronan and Gansey came to Adam’s trial. And Adam finally accepting the friendship wholefully instead of thinking it as a charity!
- Ronan and Adam grew on me. I dislike Adam in The Dream Thieves, but I really like him in this book. I love how he embraces himself, Cabeswater, the friendship, and turn it into strength in coping with real life and his father. It’s also interesting seeing the progress of Ronan Lynch. If the Squash Song is real I would’ve memorize it terrorize everyone with it.
- I’m sorry, but I have to say I don’t like Blue in this book. I liked her because she could stand up to herself and takes no shit from anyone. But in this book, she just becomes a “firecracker” and rude to everyone. She’s just… let’s say that I think she’s difficult in this book. I get that her mother dissapears, and it adds stress to her. But she doesn’t have to snap and being rude to the people that’s the closest to her….
- WHERE IS NOAH. I can’t believe how lacking he is in this book! It’s like he’s not even part of the gang…
- I want to know more about Henry Cheng. I get this feeling that he will be important in the next book.
- Death oh death… WHy Maggie… The characters she killed in this book are my favorites *sobs*
- So many thing happening in the last few chapters! The cave is my favorite part in this book. It feel so unreal (I mean, the whole book is unreal but it just feels more otherworldly.)
- And finally, please don’t stone me, I don’t care about Blue’s boys problem. I feel nothing for Blue and Gansey. I really don’t. I’m sorry.
So overall, I really like this book! I think it’s my second-favorite in the series. Except for my problem with some characters and plot, it’s a fantastic and magical world that would transport you to Henrietta and makes you want to explore underground caves!