“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.”
Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: October 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal
Stars: 3.5 Content Rating: 5 (for strong language)
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.
Hello friends! I read this one FAST. Things started happening and I couldn’t sleep until I got some answers! All the characters come back in the 3rd installment of The Raven Cycle. Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves are only the beginning. I feel like this wasn’t my favorite so far but that it held lots of important information and while some questions were answered there were even more left in their place!!!
Pieces start coming together as they get closer to finding Glendower. The chaos at 300 Fox Way is even more chaotic since Blue’s mom is no where to be found. There are some twists that shocked me.. their new Latin Professor (who will remain nameless, so I don’t spoil it). The relationships that are forming. Maybe someone DOES die!?? .. but maybe not..
Gansey’s friend, Malory from Wales comes for a visit. He is an interesting character. I really like him and his eccentric personality.
Ronan is still ready to kill to keep his secrets but we do find out more of them.
Adam learns how to communicate with Cabeswater and does his best to do its bidding by repairing the ley line.
Noah is there and then he isn’t. He seems to be there for the important things and has dirt on everyone.
Blue is still trying to keep her feelings for Gansey strictly friends but it gets harder and harder. She is looking for her mother and it willing to do whatever needs to be done for her Raven Boys.
Gansey is wanting to find this King and be done.. but then what will he do? You can tell in this book he gets more tired. He worries about his friends. What the future holds. Each individual is changing. They are all becoming more and they have to all figure each other out again.
We get introduced to a few new characters that are pretty .. um.. interesting? For those of you who have read this book, Jesse Dittley? Gwenllian? Piper? I don’t want to give too much away… but when you have all read it and are ready to really chat it up, go DM me on Instagram because these guys are all crazy, I mean.. I’m talking 2007 Britney crazy.
I’m so happy I am reading these when ALL the books are out. Last night would have KILLED me if I had to wait. The ending was so dramatic and the giant cliff hanger would have been UNBEARABLE. Lucky for me I get to jump right in the last book and finish this series. I give Maggie Stiefvater a great big thumbs up. Lets see if The Raven Cycle can have a strong finish. The last book has so much pressure and I am so excited to see it all come together.
Thank you all for reading! Until next time!