Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Jul •  6 •  2015

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Review: Blue Lily, Lily BlueBlue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Published by Scholastic on July 6, 2015
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.

Maggie Stiefvater did it once more in capturing my interest and my soul with her next book in the Raven Boys series. I found the last book to leave me with a cliff hanger that made me glad that I had the next book at hand. I was eager to dive in and see what mystical and magical these characters got themselves into.

The book I have to admit was not as confusing as the other ones and although I loved the previous books, I found so much more joy in this book. It played with my emotions, it had me on my seat, and it always found a way to surprise me.

Blue and the other Raven boys are still on their search for the long lost king, Glendower. However, now there are more people on the look and one person seems to be just more dangerous. The Grey Man’s boss has come to Henrietta and has gotten him to become the new school’s Latin teacher. Blue’s mother has been missing and this new hunt has become not so much more safe but dangerous.

I felt that there were so many more secrets that Adam himself was hiding. Ever since he woke ley line he has become a different person. And throughout the book we are constantly seeing him struggle with himself as well as the people he would call his brothers. There is a much more tension between him and Gansey and I feel that is because of the mix of emotions going through him and of course Blue’s curse.

The ending was impeccable. Missing people come about, a shocking death takes part, and me wishing it was 2016 already just so I could have the next book in my hand. Maggie just writes another amazing novel and I encourage everyone to jump into this world of magic and wonder as the search is getting closer and closer to an end.

Happy Reading!






  1. I can’t wait to read this!! I loved the first 2 books… but like you, I was confused for some of them. I’m excited to know this is less like that. My Book Club had to tell me about the Ronan/Adam thing because I did not pick up on that AT ALL. I actually should probably reread the first 2 just to see if I notice things I didn’t the first time around. Also can’t wait for The Raven King!! Great review. Someone dies?!?!?!? Gotta get to reading this!

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I’ve been enjoying this series and I can’t wait for the next one!