Friday, October 31, 2014

Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

 Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Book III of The Raven Cycle

Synopsis from Goodreads
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.

Five Line Review:  (May contain spoilers for The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves)
Once again, Maggie Stiefvater writes an absolutely captivating piece of artwork.  In this somewhat darker and a bit creepy third book she takes our favorite characters Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah, and leads us deeper into Cabeswater's mysteries; this time they are not only in search of Glendower, but also in search of Maura (Blue's mother).  Maggie will probably always be one of my favorite authors simply because her writing is so detailed and beautiful that there are moments where I feel like I'm reading a song or a painting, and yet at the same time I'm sucked into another world with friends I don't actually have, having an impossible adventure.  In the case of The Raven Cycle, I hate sort of knowing what's coming without knowing how, when, and if it will be permanent - but that is also a part of the appeal of this series.  I know that Maggie will not fail to satisfy, whether it be a "HEA" or a bittersweet ending, I trust her to tell the story as it should be told. 

Rated:  PG-13 - mainly for cussing
Genre:  Young Adult - Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Rating:  5 Stars

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