Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Series: The Raven Cycle #3
391 p.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 10/21/14
Source: NetGalley and publisher for review
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.
My thoughts:
This is a must read book for the series. It is also a series that is designed to be read in order. For me, the newest edition to The Raven Cycle is sort of a middle book. However, I must note that it does not suffer from middle book syndrome. I call it a middle book because it moves the story along from where you were and lets you know that you are on the right path to where you are going. It gives a few answers and also creates a few questions. Yes, this is what middle books should strive to become.

The book starts off as a grey tone in that we are continuing from the last adventure and ends up quite dark and almost pitch black. The surprises in this book darken the storyline and a tissue or two might have to be had during this time. There is some light but it does not lighten the mood at all. The epilogue is a surprise to say the least and it will thrill you and anger you unless you have the next book at the ready. Right now I have a year to wait. *sobs*

I give this book 4 stars. I recommend it to those that love Stiefvater's writing as well as those that like a gripping YA adventure.

21 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read this Melissa! I'm a little nervous that this one gets so dark though, and that epilogue sounds brutal, so I think I might wait until book 4 is a little closer to being out! Glad it was a winner for you:)

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    1. It isn't so dark that you have to turn back... so I think you will be fine. :)

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  2. So many loving on this one. I don't do YA often but the bug hits now and again so I've got book one on my tbr pile :)

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    1. I think this is a series you might really like! :)

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  3. I don't read this series but it make she so happy that people are still enjoying it. Especially when it's going to be 4 instead of 3 books. That always makes me nervous lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  4. I am wanting to read this but I need to wait to get an audiobook because I have to listen to Will PAtton narrate.

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    1. He does narrate her books well! I listened to the second on audio and so enjoyed it!

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  5. I really need to try this series, or at the very least by it for my girls.

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  6. How many books are there going to be in this series? I was thinking it was a trilogy but I guess not. And I got so confused and lost in the second book, I'll have start all over again before I pick this up!

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  7. I hear great things about this one. One day I'll have to try it as well.

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  8. I have the second book on audio to listen to before I can read this one. I don't know what I'm waiting for. I am glad this one is good, but I'm wary of the darkness. I don't need that right now. Think I'll wait a while. Great review without giving anything away from the other books!

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  9. I just finished listening to The Dream Thieves earlier this week, and I liked it slightly better than book 1, but I still wasn't wowed by it. I'm hoping that Blue Lily, Lily Blue will be the 5-star read that I've been waiting for, but a solid 4 is ok too. :)

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

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  10. I still haven't read this one Melissa! I've been avoiding it like the plague because I know once I get it i'll finish it in a day and than have to wait ANOTHER year for more Gansey and Blue and the entire gang...and my heart can't take that LOL!
    But i'm so thrilled you're enjoying this one and that it just worked for you :)

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  11. I'm so going to read the hell out of this series. Eventually. I'm thinking I should start soon, then I'll be ready in time for the next book.

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  12. bah well since 3 books are already out I really should read this now eh? >.< glad this one didnt suffer!

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  13. Yay glad you enjoyed this too! OMG yes that epilogue is killer! I need the next book now!

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  14. *Facepalm* I still have to start this series. I keep telling myself "next month" but then I get sidetracked. I'm glad you really enjoyed it. I've loved everything that I read from Stiefvater and I have no doubts that I'll love this one too.

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