Blue Lily, Lily Blue by

Persephone stood on the bare mountain top, her ruffled ivory dress whipping around her egs, her masses of white-blonde curls streaming behind her.
–Maggie Stiefvater - Blue Lily Lily Blue - c.2014

Book 3 in The Raven Cycle1

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.

I loved Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races so much that I think I was a little disappointed when I read the first book in this series and didn’t love it as much. And then I didn’t reread that before book 2 came out, which meant I didn’t love that as much as I could have either. So then Blue Lily, Lily Blue was released in 20142 I decided I wouldn’t read it until I’d reread the other two. Which is why it has taken me until now to get around to reading it. And yes, rereading the first two made me appreciate it a lot more than I would going in dependent on my memory. For it poor and needs as much assistance as I can give it. These books will never top The Scorpio Races for me, that book just hits all of my sweet spots, but I really enjoyed the series so much more this time around. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

Which isn’t to say that it is perfect, I found the Greenmantle aspect of the story a bit “hmmmm, okay then”, but all in all I was all wrapped up in this ‘verse and didn’t want it to end. Unfortunately I am still awaiting my delivery of book 43 so I can’t continue my quest for Glendower quite yet. Although I really want to.


  1. and yes, you do need to read them in order 

  2. really, two years ago! time really flies without me even noticing 

  3. I have the first 3 in hard copy so it would be impossible for me to get number 4 as an ebook, I’m sure you understand 

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