Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)

Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

The third installment in the all-new series from the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

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.


This was a great book in the Raven Cycle series!

There are many subplots that go along with the main plot of Gansey’s search for Glendower. Each of the main characters (Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Blue) have their own distinct lives and stories. They each have their own subplots, which could be their own plot in an individual book. Though the book isn’t too long, each character could easily take up their own book to tell their story.

Maggie Stiefvater does a great job at characterization. There is an ensemble cast, but everyone gets their own part. The characters seem like real people, because they have detailed backgrounds, motivations, and goals. I felt like I really knew them as people.

I love the historical elements of the story, as well. The search for the Welsh king Glendower brings in lots of Welsh history to the story. The fictional town, Henrietta, also has an extensive history, making it a character in itself.

I really enjoyed this book! I’m excited to see how the series ends in the next book!

What to read next:

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Love and Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford

Have you read Blue Lily, Lily Blue? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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