Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

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.


This book was everything that I needed this to be! I will admit though, that I enjoyed the ending more than the middle-end-ish section (does that make any sense?). And, the ending was what bumped up my rating for this!


I just LOVED everything about this book!


One thing that changed for me a lot were the character relationships. I think that in this book—THIS is the book where EVERYONE gets their ish together! And, we get to see how the character perspectives change! And, I never thought I would ever say this. But, you know who really surprised me?

“Friendship of the unshakeable kind. Friendship you could swear on. That could be busted nearly to breaking and come back stronger than before.”   

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GUYS THIS IS FROM ADAM PARISH’S POINT OF VIEW. LIKE, WHAT?!?!?!?! Anyway my point is, Adam has finally dropped his “pride” and “independence” becoming an understanding, and full-grounded character.


When I first started this series, I thought there would be too much romance but now there is literally none. Ugh, I hope the next book in the series helps!


Another thing about the whole Glendower hunt! I’d predicted something about Cabeswater and was surprised when I found out I was right! I’d been having a feeling about the cracks in the ley line and the constant connections from Adam, but HOLY.

“Adam understood, then, that Gansey and Blue’s awe changed this place. Ronan and Adam may have seen this place as magical, but Gansey and Blue’s wonder made it holy.”   

Also, I understand that Greenmantle is meant to be a villain. We see him more from The Gray Man’s point of view in The Dream Thieves. But, in this book, I was laughing out loud. This guy did not scare me—he cracked me up! Also, whenever I read GREEN MANTLE, my head would turn it into GREEN LANTERN.









Overall, Blue Lily, Lily Blue was QUITE the surprise. I think this book had the best character development. And, I feel like this book showed more on how close and connected each of these characters are on the hunt for Glendower. I’m starting to see the really intricate story line on this, so that’s great! I would recommend this series to anyone who loves folklore, and although it is a bit confusing in the beginning, it becomes SO enjoyable! :D


Thanks for reading everyone! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, and to end off on a good note:

“‘Hey, I heard this great song,’ he said. . . . ‘Want a listen?’


Gansey and Ronan rarely agreed on music, but Gansey shrugged an agreement.

. . .

Sound came through the headphones: ‘Squash one, squash tw—’


Gansey tore them off as Ronan dissolved into manic laughter.


‘You bastard,’ Gansey said savagely. You bastard. You betrayed my trust.’


‘That is the best song invented,’ Ronan told him . . .

Cracks me up every time!