Review – Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle No.3) – Maggie Stiefvater

Scholastic Press, 2014

When the cursed girl and the raven boys met, each came with their own secrets. Blue, the  daughter of a psychic, knows one of her friends is doomed to die. Ronan’s dreams come to life. Gansey was resurrected on the ley line because Noah was murdered there, and now their friend Adam is bound to the service of its magic. In the search for the legendary king Glendower they have encountered many wonders, but now Blue’s mother has vanished, the ley line’s demands are getting louder and a legend hunter has come to town. The dream is turning into a nightmare.

This book is difficult to review because not much definably happened in it. The first two books – The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves – both had similarly slow pacing, but Blue Lily, Lily Blue did not provide nearly enough action or emotional punch to compensate. The ‘destined’ romantic relationship continues to exasperate me, while the relationship that I actually care about barely advanced at all. Hopefully the long set-up will pay off in the fourth and final book of the series, The Raven King.

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