Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle (Book 3)
by Maggie Stiefvater
“For the first time in her life, Blue Sargent has found a place where she feels at home. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own and she is sure that this is where she belongs.
But certainties can unravel.
Visions can mislead.
And friends can betray.
The trick with found things is how easily they can be lost…“
After reading The Dream Thieves, I wanted to know what happened next, especially as I knew they would be back at school, so could as much happen. You do need to have read The Dream Thieves and The Raven Boys.
It has been several weeks since the events in The Dream Thieves, Persephone is teaching Adam to listen to Cabeswater, Blue and Gansey are trying to ignore their feelings and they are all starting their last year of school. Oh, and Maura has disappeared, she has gone to find Artemus under Cabeswater.
I think this has to be my favourite so far out of the series. I was invested and things seemed to be happening more than in the previous two. It played with my emotions and I loved the curveballs.
My favourite characters are Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Noah, Persephone and Calla. Ronan has really grown on me, I started off really not liking him in The Raven Boys and it has slowly improved, so much that I cannot wait for the Ronan Lynch trilogy!
I had quite a number of favourite parts, most of them are in the second half. I felt like I engaged with the characters more in this book compared to the previous two and I cannot wait for the last book.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue does end on a cliffhanger, this is because the series wraps up in The Raven King.
While reading this book, I described it as a group of teenagers making progress with their quest and individually finding out more about their part to play. I would recommend to adults and teenagers. 4 out of 5.