Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle, #3
Length: 10 hours
Narrator: Will Patton
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Original Publication Date: 2014
Genre(s): Young adult, Fantasy
School has started again, but it’s last on everyone’s list of priorities. Blue’s mother has gone to find Artemus, Blue’s birth father, and finding her is all Blue can think about. But the quest for Glendower does not stop. At the same time, the Gray Man’s former employer, Colin Greenmantle, has taken up residence in Henrietta as the boys’ new Latin teacher. The Gray Man isn’t sure how to get rid of him, but Adam and Ronan think they know a way… But Blue and her raven boys learn a hard truth: anyone can die, at any time, without ceremony, and you can’t always bring them back.
I’m going to keep this review short, because I can’t say much about the book without spoiling a lot of what happens. The synopses of these books are vague for a reason, people! Also, I’m just really excited to move on to the final book in the series. I will share with you some of my thoughts briefly, though.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue is book 3 of The Raven Cycle and is told in first-person POV with alternating perspective chapters. Whereas the previous book focused heavily on Ronan, this one takes a sharper focus on Adam. Now that he’s the eyes and hands of Cabeswater, he starts to play a larger role in the series. He works heavily with Persephone to sharpen his new abilities, which he uses to help find Moira. Of course, we also focus a lot on Blue and Gansey, too. Maggie Stiefvater is literally killing me with this slow-burn romance, okay!? I swear I’ll lose it if anything happens to them… I know this series has been finished for years now, but still.
I know a lot of people like this book better than the first two, but I still feel like I love them all equally. I’m not sure I can pick out a favorite yet. Finishing this book is terrifying because I know I only have one book left. And I’m not okay. This book kept ramping up my nerves until the very end, and I’m still so nervous I could explode. I downloaded the last book to my Libby app a few days ago in anticipation of finishing Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I knew as soon as I’d finish it, I’d want to immediately dive in to The Raven King. And here I go. Wish me luck. Someone come hold my hand. I’m not ready.