Published by Scholastic Press on October 21st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult
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.
If you haven’t read the first two books…STOP HERE. SPOILERS AHEAD.
The book begins right where we left off, or at least close enough. The boys (Gansey, Ronan, Adam and Noah) along with Blue Sargent are still on the hunt for the lost king Glendower. Blue’s mother is still missing. The Gray man’s ex-boss Greenmantle is now in Henrietta seeking his revenge on the Gray man and all he holds dear.
Like the first two books that came before, this one does not disappoint. If anything it leaves you with the WTF??? and looking for the rest of the pages because Maggie did not just stop writing and leave us with this crazy OMG,OMG, OMG cliffhanger….but yes…yes she does. The magic and wonder are still there. The sweetness that is Noah is still there, ever more endearing, and so very sad. Please Maggie let something nice happen to Noah in the next book. Pretty please with sugar on top?
And let me just say you will laugh, and yell and cry…possibly all at once at some point while reading this book, and the previous two as well.
Simply put it was brilliant! As magical and whimsical as I expected it to be and more. I don’t think I am yet able to put down in words how much I have fallen in love with this series. The fact that I am deeply devoted to every single character in the series says wonders. Maggie Stiefvater has developed them fully and they each have their own story and background. I just love that!
(tiny Spoiler ahead about a scene from the book)
My newest obsession is Ronan and Adam…not sure where she is going with them, but how sweet was it that Ronan not only made Adam a mix tape but also left hand cream for Adam’s chapped hands on the seat of Adam’s car? It was freaking ADORABLE, yup…that is what it was.
Then of course there is the secret phone calls between Blue and Gansey, and god I hope that the prophecy about what will happen to Blue’s true love if she kisses him does not come to pass, because I will be so very heartbroken about it.
If you haven’t read this series yet….GO DO IT NOW! 🙂
I leave you with …
“Squash one, Squash two, Squash three….”
Do you plan on reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue? Have you finished it already? Share with us what you thought of it, or let’s just fangirl/boy together over The Raven Cycle series together.
**This review was originally posted on Reading In The Tardis**