Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Raven Cycle Series, Book 3

eBook - 2014
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The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #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. In a starred review, THE BULLETIN called THE DREAM THIEVES, the previous book in The Raven Cycle, "a complex web of magical intrigue and heart-stopping action." Now, with BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE, the web becomes even more complex, snaring readers at every turn. Praise for THE DREAM THIEVES: * "Richly written and filled with figurative language . . . this story of secrets and dreams, of brothers and of all-too-real magic is an absolute marvel of imagination and an irresistible invitation to wonder." — BOOKLIST, starred review * "Mind-blowingly spectacular . . . Stiefvater's careful exploration of class and wealth and their limitations and opportunities astounds with its sensitivity and sophistication. The pace is electric, the prose marvelously sure-footed and strong, but it's the complicated characters . . . that meld magic and reality into an engrossing, believable whole." — KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "A paranormal thriller . . . this installment [is] more tense and foreboding than its predecessor — and every bit as gripping." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review * "A complex web of magical intrigue and heartstopping action." — THE BULLETIN, starred review * "Readers who want a moody chill and appreciate an atmospheric turn of phrase will want to spend more time in Henrietta." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review Praise for THE RAVEN BOYS: "Stiefvater is a master storyteller." — USA TODAY "A dizzying paranormal romance tinged with murder and Welsh mythology." — THE LOS ANGELES TIMES * "Simultaneously complex and simple, compulsively readable, marvelously wrought." — KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "A tour de force . . . such a memorable read." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review * "One unexpected and wonderful surprise after another . . . a marvel of imagination." — BOOKLIST, starred review * "THE RAVEN BOYS is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural thriller of a different flavor. . . . Fans have been salivating for Stiefvater's next release and THE RAVEN BOYS delivers." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review "Equal parts thriller and mystery, with a measured dash of romance sprinkled on top . . . Maggie has woven such a unique, intriguing narrative that I struggled for comparisons." — MTV.com A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book of the Year THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2012 Blue Ribbons list
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780545662901
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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st_bridgid_irish
Aug 07, 2019

Cabeswater is back, fueled by Adam in his new role as caretaker of the ley line. Now, Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Adam and Noah continue their search for Glendower, and added to their search is the knowledge that Maura has disappeared into Cabeswater’s depths, seeking her former lover and Blue’s father Artemus. The seekers have a new ally in Professor Malory, a British ley line enthusiast and friend to Gansey, but they also have a new enemy, as the Grey Man’s Greywaren-seeking employer Greenmantle has come to Henrietta. Oh, and Gansey is still going to die in less than a year, and now Blue is in love with him. The race is on to save Gansey and wake Glendower, and there is a warning attached: Don’t wake the third sleeper.
The third in my favorite series. There is little to be said in this section of the review that I haven’t said in my reviews for Raven Boys and Dream Thieves. The great characters, plot, fantasy element, and writing style are as present here as they were before. Next up, the Raven King, the last installment of the Raven Cycle.

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theythem
Mar 03, 2019

I have loved every one of the books in this series so far. I hope the Raven King holds up to expectations after the satisfaction of Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I really enjoyed finally getting to know the 300 Fox Way characters a little better and seeing the more complex relationships building between the adventurers is really good. This book had more of a cliffhanger than the previous two had, and it makes me grateful that I waited to read it until the fourth book came out. I just can't wait to finish this series! Definitely a series any strong female character-loving, fantasy-addicted, magic-loving kid should read.

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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy YA fantasy and have read the other books.

This book picks up where the first one left off. The search for Glendower continues.

I like this book better than the others, there is a lot more focus on the relationships between the characters. I also feel like the action of the story is finally getting closer to the end goal... whereas the first two seemed a little bit "fight against people who are getting in your way.." I enjoyed learning more about the ladies in the story as well. This one left off on slightly more of a cliffhanger. Still not feeling the strong pull to keep going other than my own person preference to binge entire series.

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3je82rs9
Oct 12, 2017

The fourth book Raven Cycle was fascinating. I really like fantasy and psychics. Each character was clearly drawn. Stiefvater writes very well, drawing me in, seducing me into believing the most preposterous things. I couldn't wait for the next chapter and for the next book. I was very disappointed when I was notified that I would have to wait until January, 2018, for the final book and then very pleased when it arrived the day after I finished the third book.

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Nymeria23
Dec 19, 2016

Maura is missing, and the only clue that Blue and the Raven Boys have to go on is that she is somewhere underground. As the school year once again rolls around, Blue is left feeling incomplete and slightly lost, biding her time and feeling like there is nothing she can do. Adam works with Persephone in learning how to communicate with Cabeswater and how to help it. Ronan keeps disappearing to the Barns to try and wake hi father's sleeping dreams. And Gansey has called his fellow ley line hunter Malory to the States and continues his search for the lost Welsh king. Things start to get even stranger than normal when Noah begins to manifest in a haunting sort of way, when Greenmantle shows up at Aglionby as the new Latin teacher, and Blue helps to discover the existence of a cursed cave that may connect with Cabeswater, and may lead her to her mother.
This book is another roller coaster, seemingly slower than the first two until the final fifty pages, where you're left gripping the book in equal parts anticipation and horror.
Great read, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the writing sometimes got confusing and at times took away from the story (but not enough that the book wasn't still enjoyable)

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fantasyqueen
Oct 27, 2016

Read this installation of the Raven Boys series in 2 days. Only one more to go. Excited to get it next

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e_jmckay
Sep 02, 2016

Absolutely amazing book. I reread this series whenever the next book comes out and I love it every time. Teen romance mixed with old tales of knights and kings mixed with magic, an old car, and a curse that will torture readers till death due they part.

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livieb17
Aug 30, 2016

This book was interesting. I am so far liking this series, but it has not captured my heart yet which I had hoped it would. I read it fairly quickly, and the plot just keeps intensifying. I really can not wait to see what the final book will bring.
Maggie Stiefvater has a way of ending books with cliffhangers that you know are going to change everything but you can't see it directly. It is currently tearing at my insides.

kirstd31 Aug 25, 2016

I can't wait to read the last story. I enjoyed Blue's relationship with Jesse.

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UrSenpaiWeeaboo
Aug 08, 2016

Can't wait to read it! :D

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theythem
Mar 03, 2019

"Don't tell the others," Gansey said.
"I'm dead," Noah replied, "not stupid."

ArapahoeBridget Aug 10, 2016

This weather reminds me of this dreadful climb I went on with this fellow Pelham,” Malory muttered, producing an umbrella from his person and sharing it with Blue. “Fourteen kilometers each way, and all for a standing stone that looked like a dog in certain lights. The man went on and on about football and his girlfriend - a terrible time was had by all.

ArapahoeBridget Aug 10, 2016

Calla liked things you could rely on: filing systems, months with thirty-one days, purple lipstick.

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jmatth
Jun 25, 2016

"Two is a terrible number. Two is for rivalry and fighting and murder".
"Or marriage", Adam said, thinking.
"Same thing", Persephone replied.

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