Hello, my darling readers!
As I am binge-reading the Raven Cycle books by Maggie Stiefvater, I just finished part 3. I am beyond excited about these novels and can’t wait to get started with the final installment. But let’s talk about Blue Lily, Lily Blue before!
The Plot (from Goodreads):
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.
I could not be any more in love with these books than I already am.
The story gets more intricate with each chapter and I have no idea where this whole thing might end.
Will they wake Glendower? Or even find him? I don’t know! However, more characters and plotlines were introduced and they are coming together now, promising a great finale.
Blue is one of my favorite young adult female characters. She doesn’t feel like the regular stereotypical YA heroine but is so unique, smart, and weird, I desperately want to be friends with her.
The same is true for her Raven Boys. All of them have such a distinct vibe to them and Stiefvater knows how to touch upon clichés without making things feel too obvious. She just takes a tiny bit and then makes things her own.
I have no idea how she came up with this whole Glendower thing but I am psyched about it. I feel like I need to pick up a book about Welsh history after I’m done with this.
With Blue Lily, Lily Blue Stiefvater shocked me and broke my heart a little. She also managed to make me smile so often, I easily forgive her for the sad parts. I really appreciate that although there are feelings involved there is not much of a love story arc going on. That always annoys me so much and it wouldn’t have added anything to the story, so I’m glad she sticks to what is important. Dead Welsh Kings.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue is everything I want in a book: funny, sad, surprising, educational, mysterious and touching. Now excuse me while I devour part 4!
Did you read the Raven Cycle Books? Let me know in the comments what you think!