This review is way overdue. And when I say “way overdue” I really mean WAY, WAY overdue. As in, I started writing this review at the end of August last year. Whoops! Anyway, I was afraid I couldn’t review Blue Lily, Lily Blue anymore since it had been so long since I read it. I was so suprised to find I’d already finished the review! (Say whaaaat?!) So I edited it a bit and decided to publish it. Please, please, please read this incredible book! I’m already planning a reread of the entire Raven Cycle just because I love them so much.
“The stars moved slowly above her, an array of possibilities, and for the first time in a long time, she felt them mirrored in her heart.”
Blue Lily, Lily Blue is probably my favourite instalment in the Raven Cycle. I struggled so much through the beginnings of The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves, but I had no problems with this one at all. I sat down and read, and couldn’t stop reading until I actually finished it! I didn’t even realise how far into the book I was! And then I was like “Dang it! I’m finishing this tonight!” I usually take notes while reading a book so I can use it in my review, but I actually didn’t take any! I was way too impatient to stop reading to make notes.
My love for all these characters has grown so, so much. I actually really like Ronan now, and I was kind of meh about Adam for a while, but these boys have developed so much as characters! And then there’s Gansey and Blue… Need I say more? God, I LOVE these two. Their relationship is so incredible and heart-shattering and sad. The thing is, though, that’s it’s not the most important part of the story. That’s what makes it that much more amazing. There are these little things and moments that make it so special. It was super unexpected to me, too! After what happened in The Dream Thieves, I really thought we’d get the torturous “nothing happens to our OTP for an entire book” thing, but it was so different!
I really liked Jesse as well. Although I didn’t really understand why all of this lines in the book were in capital letters. It was a tiny bit annoying. Greenmantle is such an awful guy, but it was so great to have him in the story! I’m a bit confused about his role in all of it, though, especially the end. What even happened to him?
I love how everyone has their own story, yet they’re all tied together somehow. They all have separate lives and do their own things and have their own place in society. It makes the story so real. The relationships are so wonderful, but they’re not the most important thing. I like that. I like that the adventure and the big important story is more important than the relationship and characters.
The plot just sucked me in and didn’t let me go. I’m actually so upset I couldn’t continue with The Raven King right away! The plot and writing were so much easier to understand in this book compared to the previous ones. Some little bits were still confusing to me and I didn’t always 100% understand what was going on, but I didn’t need to. The story was intense, especially the end!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue is actually really amazing. I loved it so much. Like I said before, I’ve edited this review after it sitting in my drafts for so long and I can still remember how much I LOVED this book. And I still do. Love it, I mean. SO GO READ THIS BOOK. YOU WON’T REGRET IT! Also, for a more spoilery, fangirl-ish review, check out my Goodreads review.
About Blue Lily, Lily Blue
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.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
Have you read the Raven Cycle? What’s your favourite book? Who’s your favourite character I’m so excited to discuss this in the comments!