Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Year: 2014
Genre: Fantasy | YA | Romance
Ronan kept going, his voice louder. “No. Do you hear me, Cabeswater? You promised to keep me safe. Who are we to you? Nothing? If you let him die, that is not keeping me safe. Do you understand? If they die, I die, too.”
THIS BOOK WAS STILL AMAZING. I have no idea how Maggie Stiefvater is doing this. Usually series drop of after a while, or not every book is that great but so far this series has been A+ through every book. I cannot put these down. I cannot tear my eyes away from the page and at 2am when I finished a chapter and complained to Paige that I had work in the morning, I still found myself turning the page and continuing. I just had to find out what happened!
That was probably the worst idea to be honest because this book took such a dark turn, I thought, and I dread to think what the last one will be like (but I’m still definitely going to be reading it).I thought that the Night Terror was scary, but everything takes on an even creepier level of frightening in this one and I wasn’t prepared. But it was still so so good! After the reveal of Ronan’s abilities in the first novel and then the development in the second novel, reading about his magic in this one is beyond amazing. Learning about him honing them in the second book was so interesting but seeing his ease at which he controls his dream world now is unbelievable.
Again I felt like this book dragged a little bit and the introduction of enemies at the start of a book and then vanquishing them or turning at the end is feeling much to comic book for me. But other than that I had nothing bad to say about this novel.
In fact I have a lot of good to say, such as the character development is unreal! I thought that we had discovered all that could be discovered in the last one, but then Stiefvater threw a whole lot more mystery and surprises at me and I was floored by it. It’s all starting to add up though and I’m so terribly excited for the last book! There were times when I was reading and things would click into the first place and I would wonder how on Earth I had been so oblivious to these developments in the first place. Surely it was obvious that that would happen and why didn’t I realise that that happened so that they could do that? IT WAS SO GOOD.
Then there’s the relationships, the relationships! Because Pynch is so close that I can almost reach out and touch them but they’re just not there and it’s like hell waiting for them to finally click. But it’s so good at the same time because it’s slow and building and we get to see them watching at each other and testing the waters and watch it all building. And the dam is so close to breaking! Not to mention Blue and Gansey who are still not my favourite but are growing on me with their late night phone calls about birds and the devil’s number and it’s terrible and brilliant at the same time. One relationship I didn’t expect to like was Piper and Colin because they were so evil but they were just so terribly perfect for each other. They were both so bad that they worked and some of their conversations were hilarious.
Part of me also feels like I should mention the psychics because there were a lot of developments for them in this one and gosh I never expected some of the things that happened to happened. There were a lot of surprises in this one, don’t get me wrong, but that one just- I had to stop and put the book down for a moment. I couldn’t believe it.
There’s so much I want to say about this novel but so much that I could give away by accident. If you haven’t read this series yet, please please please start it. Then come and fangirl about Pynch with me.