Title: Blue Lily Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Magical Realism
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.
★ ★ ★ ★
Hmm…do I start with characters or storyline….characters or storyline….
Storyline it is. I found that there wasn’t a moment that I was bored, or waiting for something to happen. It was constantly keeping me on my toes.
At the beginning of this series, I didn’t think Maggie Stiefvater would be able to drag the story out, because it really didn’t seem like it would last over four books.
That said, she has completely exceeded my expectations! I’m going into the last book anticipating the storyline above almost everything else.
Almost. (Here’s where I create a smooth seque!)
I think the characters are one of the main reasons I stick around. I love all of their individual personalities and stories.
And the group dynamic is so much fun to follow! They work together so well, not just like friends, but like family.
I don’t even know if I can pick a favorite – they’re all so different. I relate to all of them for separate reasons.
The new villains have managed to stay interesting. Instead of just throwing a new antagonist in the story, Stiefvater adds a meaningful obstacle.
In most of the books, the villain comes because of past decisions made by the characters, and that’s something that I don’t see often, and I think it adds a lot to the storyline.
The writing style is quick and easy to follow, and makes it easy to take in information. It is hard to get into in the first book, but after that it just speeds up the story.
Such an amazing book! I love it!