Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie StiefvaterBlue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Published by Scholastic Press (10.21.2014)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 391 pages
Source: I own it

4.5 Stars

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

STUFF HAPPENS, MAN. It’s finally happening! And it’s getting intense! I’m beyond excited to see where the search for Glendower goes. I feel the conclusion drawing nearer and I feel excited and anxious all at the same time. I want them to find Glendower. I don’t want it to end. I JUST WANT GANSEY TO LIVE.

I love this series so much. Maggie’s writing is so beautiful, there’s so many feels and quotable passages! It’s also got plenty of humor in it, it had me giggling out loud!

BLUE AND GANSEY FEELS. I’m so glad that they’re finally admitting that they like each other. (And that part where they almost kiss but not really, I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK. Or spontaneously combusted or something.)

BLUE AND RONAN FEELS. Oh my gosh, I think these are my favorite Raven Boys feels. Remember that one part when Blue first met Ronan, and she said something along the lines of she wanted his approval because his approval is hard to come by, and it would mean more than someone else’s approval? (WHERE IS THAT?! I can’t find that damn line for the life of me!!) Well, I think that’s what makes Blue and Ronan moments so special. I love that he’s warmed up to her, and sees her as one of their own. It’s fucking adorable when he has rare moments of affection toward Blue! (Like when they think Blue is missing, and even Ronan goes looking for her. And when he pulls her away from the creepy lake. And then gives her the only source of light and stays alone in the darkness. DAWWW.)

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Favorite Quote

Now he could see that it wasn’t charity Gansey was offering. It was just truth.
And something else: friendship of the unshakable kind. Friendship you could swear on. That could be busted nearly to breaking and come back stronger than before.

Overall Assessment

Plot: 4/5 
Premise: 5/5 
Writing style: 4.5/5 
Originality: 4.5/5 
Characters: 4.5/5 
World-building: 4/5 
Pace: 4.5/5 
Feels: 4.5/5 
Cover: 4/5 
Overall rating: 4.5/5

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One response to “Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. danielle hammelef

    I love the quote too–it speaks of relationships that many people seek, but few seem to find. I’ve read one of this author’s novels and agree that she can write well.

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