Blue Lily, Lily Blue
By Maggie Stiefvater
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press
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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.
In a starred review, The Bulletin called The Dream Thieves, the previous book in The Raven Cycle, "a complex web of magical intrigue and heart-stopping action." Now, with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the web becomes even more complex, snaring readers at every turn.
The more I read Stivater's writing the more I fall in love with it. Her poetic style is so lyrical, at times almost poetic.
In this third book Moira has disappeared looking for Buttercup, or Artemis, Blue's father. At the start of the book Moira has been gone for almost a month. Blue stressed by the differences of her, mother on top of the start of her senior year insists that the quad starts to search for her mother. At the same time Greenmantle and his wife Piper come to Henrietta to show Mr. Grey that they know his excuses did not work. Greenmantle has wormed his way into Aglinebee. He has taken over the position of the Latin teacher, a tool he use to get a Ronan for obvious reasons.
This hunt for Moira and a way to get rid of Greenmantle leads to the discovery of the Cave of Ravens.
This book was different than the others because it was darker than the two previous books had been. It was also a lot stranger, I would say that this third book also had a higher dose of suspense do to the search for Miora.
In this book we see the realationships between the quad grow. Ronan and Adam word hard to understand their powers and possibly something else. As Blue tries to deal with the confusion she turns to Gansy. They both know the risks as they grow closer but it seems inevitable.
This book is clearly a lead up to the finale, At times it felt like some sections weren't quiet necessary, but looking back at it, it is pretty clear where those puzzle pieces fit in. I give this one 3.75 stars, just because of those almost extra parts. But the character development we saw made it worth it.
I am excited to read finale and figure out what happens. But I am also terrified for these character's futures.
Till next time
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