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.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Avg. Goodreads Rating: 4.32/5 stars
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Pros. I’m so in love with the character progression in this book! Stiefvater gives each of these characters so much growth and depth and I’m seriously so in love with it. Blue is one of my favorite characters and this book really gives her a whole new aspect and so much to learn about herself. Every single one of the characters this book grabbed onto my heart a little more… Even people I never expected to care so much about… Jesse Dittley…
The relationships among the characters are becoming so much more interesting and complex. There is a lot of different factors at play and it really feels like a natural progression through every characters relationship.
I’m so happy with the progression of the story line as well. I’m excited that we are getting somewhere in Gansey’s search. I’m excited to see where the fourth book is going to take us.
Cons. I’m not sure if I was in a reading slump or what, but I was really bored by about 1/3 of this book. It didn’t hold my interest quite as well as the first two did until the last half of the book so it took me way longer to finish than the others as well.
Something that I’m not a big fan of that is a big part of Stiefvater’s writing is how she has so many hidden messages, double meanings and other hidden things that I’m not used to reading with. It reminds me of when I was in high school and constantly looking for the hidden message in the story which I’m not always a fan of. I really do prefer straight-forward stories that I don’t have to think a whole lot about. I wouldn’t say that this is counting against the book for me, but I just definitely noticed it a bit more in this book than the other two.
Overall. Like I said, I’m so excited to see what The Raven King has in store for me and I’m excited to see how everything plays out. There are so many great things that Stiefvater is doing with this series that I will definitely be sad to see it end. Overall, I gave this book a 4.5/5 stars.