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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: Book 3 of the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

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The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.



  • I regret that it took me some time to finish reading this book, as I was occupied with other matters. However, if given the opportunity, I would have eagerly consumed it. In contrast to the previous installment, this novel shifts the focus away from Ronan and instead centers around Adam, should there be a need to single out a character. The majority of the narrative delves into the captivating world of the ley line and its magical properties. Towards the end, the story takes unexpected turns that will leave you intrigued, so it is advisable to have the next book on hand to continue the journey seamlessly.
  • I really enjoyed the first cave scene and all of the events that took place. Lily is such an amazing character. It's unfortunate that there were a few heartbreaking moments throughout. However, I am definitely planning to complete the entire series.
  • The reveals in 'Blue Lily, Lily Blue: Book 3 of the Raven Cycle' were pretty awesome. However, I gotta say, the plot twists started to make things a bit messy. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed going along with the journey.
  • I previously read the second book, and now the third book feels like a completely different tale, although some background information is gradually revealed. The school setting seems pointless, and the characters are fixated on death, whether natural or intentional. It's your typical teenage situation. The presence of caves and ley lines are meant to create a spooky atmosphere, but I listened to see if there would be any resolution. It's clear that this is a popular book, and I'll probably stick with the series because sometimes stories improve when viewed as a whole. However, I'm not particularly excited about it.
  • I really enjoyed it, the fantasy elements were quite intriguing, and there was just the right amount of romance for my taste. The characters were also a highlight for me, as they had such strong personalities.
  • Overall rating: 3.5 stars If you're looking for a gripping plot alongside well-developed characters, Blue Lily, Lily Blue might let you down. As I mentioned in my review of The Dream Thieves, the focus on characters seems to overshadow the plot. What initially seemed like an interesting storyline has, unfortunately, lost its momentum in the last two books. Stiefvater's villains are also a disappointment. Greenmantle, the antagonist from the previous book, makes an appearance in this one, accompanied by his clichéd, mustache-twirling wife. However, even with this extended look at Greenmantle, the villains still lack depth and fail to contribute anything substantial to the already faltering plot, making it feel repetitive and uninteresting. If you're not bothered by a thin plot and are more interested in well-crafted characters, then you'll find this book enjoyable. Stiefvater's strength lies in exploring the characters we have grown to love and their relationships with one another. I particularly loved how the relationship between Blue and the Raven Boys is described as a mutual love affair. "But what Blue didn't realize about her boys was that they were all in love with one another. She was just as obsessed with them as they were with her, and with each other. They analyzed every conversation and gesture, stretched out every joke into an ongoing running gag, and spent every moment either together or thinking about their next meeting. Blue knew it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-consuming, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, and exhilarating. But now that she had experienced this kind of friendship, she didn't want anything less." In this book, Adam learns to listen to Cabeswater's needs, accepting its strange whispers and manifestations, while also grappling with his own insecurities and realizing the enduring nature of his friendships. Blue discovers that she is more than just a conduit for other people's "magic." Although this aspect isn't fully explored in this installment, it opens up exciting possibilities for her in the next book and beyond. Ronan remains true to his character, while we gain deeper insights into his dream world, including a revelation about someone from his past. Gansey, on the other hand, experiences minimal development, apart from his outer facade of cultivated perfection showing signs of wear and tear. Other beloved characters make appearances throughout the series, providing amusement, such as the always sardonic Calla. Additionally, a new character is introduced, who will likely play a significant role in the subsequent book, although I found the timing of his introduction a bit forced. (I like the character, but it's difficult to envision their integration into the story at this point.) Furthermore, this book lays the groundwork for what lies beyond their search for Glendower. Graduation is on the horizon, and the characters contemplate their future plans, evoking a sense of disappointment and yearning befitting their age. These moments prompt readers to consider the future (and the end of this story) for this group. Will Patton returns as the narrator for this book, and although I have mixed feelings about his narration, this series wouldn't be the same without his voice. In my opinion, Blue Lily, Lily Blue tries to be more profound than it actually is. The synopsis mentions, "Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel." While a mother's disappearance does occur, the rest of these claims don't fully materialize. Some of them might, but it's all rather murky. The plot lacks the strength required to convincingly support most of these claims. That being said, it's not a bad book by any means, and there are several revelations and a heart-wrenching moment towards the end. However, the book feels more ambitious than successful. There is plenty happening with the characters, but the story itself doesn't progress much.
  • I absolutely adored every single moment of this third addition, including the unexpected musical element towards the conclusion! The narrative is fantastic and the way it is narrated is truly outstanding. The characters are incredibly lively in my imagination, and the captivating progressions in their relationships as the group meanders through mystical caverns were absolutely splendid.
  • I can't get enough of these books, seriously. This entire series is absolutely fantastic, and I've been hooked for about a week now. The author is incredible, and the performances are top-notch. You can easily tell which character is speaking just by the way the narrator changes his voice. Overall, I give it a solid five-star rating consistently.