Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Published by Scholastic Press on 21 October 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Kindle Purchase
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.
WOW! What else can I say about Blue Lily, Lily Blue? It was awesome – and I’m so happy I don’t have to wait for The Raven King!
So much happened in Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and yet, not that much time actually passed for these amazing characters as the story unfolded. Between missing parents, new, nefarious characters showing up for dark reasons, and more about both dreams and what Adam is capable of, I was enchanted from start to finish! The world is so tangible, even if this is fantasy, I really felt like I could stretch out my hand and touch the trees in Crabeswater, or hug Blue when she needed it. And some characters I found to be inherently bad turned out being quite reasonable, while others have shown me that they might not be as nice as I first thought.
The whole mystery of Crabeswater and Glenwaren moved quietly along, almost on the sidelines, but still omnipresent at the same time. And the four (or should that be five?) musketeers were all feeling a bit separate after summer was over, having to deal with school, being in different places, and not having all the time (or the same time) in the world to spend with each other on their quest.
Stiefvater’s writing just keeps getting better and better, it’s truly impossible not to be engrossed in this story! Blue Lily, Lily Blue managed to be both character-driven and plot-driven, and the story moved forward very nicely, with a pace that fit the storyline and the characters perfectly. And this review is going to be this short – because I need to start reading the final Raven Cycle book right now! Third person omniscient narrator, in past tense worked well, especially because I felt like I knew more than each character did on their own – but not more than the sum of their knowledge.
Calla wasn’t sure what Blue was looking at, but she believed her. Blue wasn’t the sort of girl to hand out false compliments, even to her mother. Although she was kind, she wasn’t nice. Good thing, too, because nice people made Calla irritable.
She was beginning to suspect that she might just be using the same minute over and over. This might have troubles dome people. Some people might not have noticed at all.
There was something of a turtle in his visage, and he had not only one chin, but another waiting in line behind it.