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Novel Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Boys #3

YA ∴ Fantasy > Paranormal, Magic
Published October 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press
Hardcover ∴ 391 pages

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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.

How am I gonna survive The Raven King, if this book f’d me up. The first half of this book was a tad slow, but as soon as I crossed that 50% mark, things picked up quickly. Then the last 50 pages… whew!

There are a lot of things here that weren’t resolved in the first two novels, but they were only elaborated on, not settled in BL,LB. There’s lots of character development, drama, and Ronan being a loveable ass. Unfortunately, I didn’t think there was enough Noah, and I’m terrified of what’s coming and if something is going to happen to him, but, oh well. Maggie’s writing is wonderful, and through Gansey and Blue, she makes jokes about the language she uses, which I love.

I’m not sure what else I can say about this without spoilers. I try to write my reviews so those who haven’t gotten to the book don’t learn anything critical, and man, is shit critical in this book. It may not have been the most exciting overall, but it’s definitely very, very necessary. So much plot, so little time left. GET ON IT!

∴ 4 stars ∴

Find the rest of the series:
The Raven Boys ∴ The Dream Thieves ∴ The Raven King

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