Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater
E-book edition, 416 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press 
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The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

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.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23216567-blue-lily-lily-blue

This is a long overdue review of BLLB. I want to posted this review not too far with my review of The Raven King. And I guess because I've been putting it off for too long, now I'm just kind of don't know what to say. I'll just put up a list of what I think about BLLB.

TRK review will be up around next week, so stay tuned.

  • The pacing in this book definitely picks up, and so many things are happening. Part of it is also because the addition of the new characters. But we all know it's heading into the epic finale in the final book!
  • The friendship between the boys is so heartfelt in this book. They would go at really great length to save each other. I love how Ronan and Gansey came to Adam's trial. And Adam finally accepting the friendship wholefully instead of thinking it as a charity! 
  • Ronan and Adam grew on me. I dislike Adam in The Dream Thieves, but I really like him in this book. I love how he embraces himself, Cabeswater, the friendship, and turn it into strength in coping with real life and his father. It's also interesting seeing the progress of Ronan Lynch. If the Squash Song is real I would've memorize it terrorize everyone with it.
  • I'm sorry, but I have to say I don't like Blue in this book. I liked her because she could stand up to herself and takes no shit from anyone. But in this book, she just becomes a "firecracker" and rude to everyone. She's just... let's say that I think she's difficult in this book. I get that her mother dissapears, and it adds stress to her. But she doesn't have to snap and being rude to the people that's the closest to her....
  • WHERE IS NOAH. I can't believe how lacking he is in this book! It's like he's not even part of the gang...
  • I want to know more about Henry Cheng. I get this feeling that he will be important in the next book. 
  • Death oh death... WHy Maggie... The characters she killed in this book are my favorites *sobs*
  • So many thing happening in the last few chapters! The cave is my favorite part in this book. It feel so unreal (I mean, the whole book is unreal but it just feels more otherworldly.)
  • And finally, please don't stone me, I don't care about Blue's boys problem. I feel nothing for Blue and Gansey. I really don't. I'm sorry.
So overall, I really like this book! I think it's my second-favorite in the series. Except for my problem with some characters and plot, it's a fantastic and magical world that would transport you to Henrietta and makes you want to explore underground caves!



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10 comments

  1. THE DEATHS WERE SO SAD. But I think this was my...second-favourite of the series (The Raven King was kind of disappointing tbh). Henry does become more important though. Can't wait to see what you think of the next one :)

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    1. YES YES this is officialy my second favorite (my #1 is the raven boys) and yes I also feel TRK a bit underwhelming!

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  2. My first visit. Nice blog you have here, I like the design :)

    I haven't tried The Raven Boys because I don't really like Shiver. But, I might try reading it in the future with so many good reviews out there about it.

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    1. Thank you! I hope if you do try you'll enjoy it!

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  3. I've only ever read two books my Maggie Steifvater, and they were Shiver and Lament. I didn't enjoy Shiver as much as I hoped, but Lament was pretty good. I'm still kind of hesitant to try any of her other books, but I think this series is generally the most hyped one, so I may try it out. Cool review!

    Cloe @ Mornings and Epilogues

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    1. I quite enjoyed Shiver, but I haven't read Lament. If you don't like slow paced and purple prose and you might not like her books :)

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  4. I've heard so many great things about this series, so I'm glad to hear you found it to be a satisfying finale. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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  5. I actually STILL haven't started this series! I met the author and got a signed copy of The Raven King, but I guess I probably need to read books one through three first... Whoops! I'm glad to hear that three books in you're still enjoying them! I hope you love book four!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. You should probably start it soon, since all the books are out now (and you've got a signed copy xD) thank you!

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