Tuesday, August 16, 2016

5 Star Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Edition: Hardcover
Related Reviews: The Raven Boys | The Dream Thieves
Rating: 5 Stars

Beware of SPOILERS for the first two books.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue's plot picks up where the last one left off, with Mara underground looking for someone leaving Blue feeling alone without her. Blue and her raven boys are about to discover things they have only been able to imagine and as destinies are revealed not everyone is quite so happy with the results.

Well, that was a hard book to sum up right there. I don't think I quite nail it. But trying to describe this series is not unlike trying to catch a fish with your bare hands. I absolutely adored this book. I don't think it's my favorite of the series (I kinda want to give that award to Dream Thieves) but it certainly blew my mind, just as the other two did. Obviously I want to give this book an unlimited amount of praise because it totally deserves it.

The new characters introduced were all great. Even if they weren't good guys I enjoyed them quite a bit. Every one of Maggie's characters really manages to be a true "character" in that they are both cliche and anything but- they're all interesting. Even The Dog. Most of the people introduced where nothing at all what I was expecting to find in this book. Similar to how the Gray Man just sneaks into the story and suddenly makes sense along with everything else, so do these new characters.

Things are ramped up in this book. The plot is about to reach its crescendo and I am just on the edge of my seat waiting for this grand finale. The way this one ends, where all the characters are (particularly dear Gansey), left me with one heck of a cliffhanger. Just writing this review has me all excited for the final book. 

I think I've said this with every review of this series so far- but really, give these books a try. They're phenomenal.


  1. Awesome review! I'm so excited to read the grand finale!

    1. I just started The Raven King and only 100 pages in and I'm not ready for this series to end!

  2. I wish I liked this book as much as you do ... *sigh*. Half of BLLB was filled with useless random stuff (in my opinion), I didn't particularly like the new characters and to be honest it bored me ~

    1. It's weird but as much as I love it, if it was even one fraction different I think I would absolutely hate it! So I totally see what you're talking about. How strange, though? Anyway, I'm sorry you didn't like it :)


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