Name: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
How do I start this review. I have so many questions… So, so many questions. So many feelings. So many stuff happened I can’t even think straight.
Some have returned, some may never come back. Some are now awake.
This book was UNBELIEVABLE and that’s an understatement. Even though I’m left with all these questions, I’m also amazed by the story. While I was reading this I couldn’t stop thinking this woman is a genius. To think of this amazing story and characters and write it so it’s perfectly enthralling. You can’t possibly know how much I love this book, unless you’ve read The Raven Cycle too.
The quest for Glendower continues. The raven boys and Blue are getting closer and closer to finding their King but now, they’re not only looking for a king but Maura and two more too. Everything is clearer, it’s messier. It’s easier to understand and it’s harder too. It’s knowable, it’s unknowable. I think, in this book, each character learns and understands a bit better their mission in this life, in this moment. They’ve managed to see things differently, to understand themselves. They know their fears better. They know their strength. What makes them happy, what makes them angry. What’s worth fighting and what’s not.
You can’t help but fall in love with Cabeswater. I have this picture I my mind of how it looks. It’s a place of peace and magic. It’s a place to escape. It’s a place of wonder. I’m so I love with it. And I am so in love with the characters. After everything that happened in The Dream Thieves, they’re now more respectful towards that wonderful place. They don’t demand, they ask. They now understand a bit better the way it works, they way it speaks.
Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she had this kind, she didn’t want the other.
Do you believe me when I say I love Gansey? I do, I truly do. He’s one of my favorite characters, but then again so is Blue and Ronan and Noah and now, I could even say even Adam. It’s amazing how much they’ve grown since book one. I love them all but Gansey has a special place in my heart.
- Ronan Lynch. The asshole who’ll do anything for his family. Even though he always has the face of someone who couldn’t care less, he does. He cares about his friends and his family. Even though he might not care what happens to him, he cares a lot about what might happen to his family, to the people who’s always with him. Sometimes he lets is slip and some goodness comes from him.
“I hear if you want magic done, you ask a magician.”
- Adam Parrish. The one who’ll sacrifice himself for a greater good. He’s been Cabeswater’s eyes and hands since book two, but he hadn’t understood or accepted what it really meant being just that. Now, he not only understands and accepts this, but he also embraces his power. He knows what he needs to do. Adam Parrish, the one who now understands that his friends do not offer him charity, that they’re only offering their friendship.
Now he could see that it wasn’t charity Gansey was offering. It was just truth.
- Noah Czerny. The boy who’ll never grow older but will always stay by their side.
“I’m dead, not stupid.”
- Blue Sargent. The girl who faces her fears with a brave face. The girl who’ll say what needs to be said without thinking it twice. Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The girl with the power to love and to sacrifice that to save the one she loves. The girl with the power to amplify other’s strengths or cut them off of it.
“I just want to pretend. I want to pretend that I could.”
- Richard Gansey. The one who’s always keeping it together, but the one with the most fears. The one who’s more afraid. The one who can’t act on his feelings. The one I love most.
He pinches her fingers lightly, just for a moment, and then he withdrew his hand and put it back on the wheel. His chest felt warm. This was not allowed.
They are all a family by choice. They’ve decided to stay together no matter what and that’s exactly what they’ll all do. Even though some of them don’t get along as well with others, they all have a sense of respect and admiration towards each other. When they don’t feel like they belong in the world, they all belong together.
This is the kind of book that consumes you. The kind of book that makes you read and read and read and once it’s over, you just want to start all over again because it ended too soon.
These are the kind of books I think I could read over and over again. I need more. I’m addicted to Gansey, to Blue, to Ronan, to Noah and even Adam. To Maura, Calla, Persephone, Mr. Gray, Butternut.
I need more.