Friday, October 31, 2014

BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: A
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.

My thoughts on the book:
I'm going to be honest, parts of the synopsis are a bit misleading in my opinion. Anyway... I really enjoyed this book. All of the characters are unique and fascinating as usual, even the villains. Stiefvater's writing is captivating, and the plot is intriguing. I'm really getting curious about this Glendower thing. At first, I was more interested in the characters and how they were growing than I was with the plot itself, but this novel really made the mystery of Glendower stand out. I can't wait to read the next book. 

Blue and company evolve organically in this installment of the series. Adam grows a lot and faces a lot of his past. I really admire him for some of the things he does, and he's been my least favorite character in the past. I enjoyed seeing more of  Mr. Gray; he's an interesting guy. Gansey is infuriating at some points, both he and Blue are, and I wanted to smack both of them several times. I want so much for those two to get together, but I have no idea what's going to happen with it. I also enjoyed some of the new characters, such as Jessie. He was unique, and I loved how Stiefvater made his larger-than-life personality so obvious. I'm glad we finally get to meet Malory, and I really enjoyed the Dog, too. 

The plot is complex and had me hooked from the beginning. As I stated, I'm getting really curious about Glendower. I'm also curious to see what happens with the mess that the end of this book left. Stiefvater left quite a few things unanswered, and I really want to know what happened with some events in the novel. I'm not sure if she left them out on purpose to say that they weren't important or if she's prolonging the mystery until the next novel. She also has a cliffhanger ending, which I hate, but it isn't written in a way that really taunts the reader. I appreciate that, at least. The writing is superb, as I've come to expect from Stiefvater. The pacing and world-building are perfect. 

Overall, I'd recommend this book and series to anyone who is looking for something intriguing and unique in the paranormal YA genre. You won't be disappointed. 

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  1. Haven't checked out these books, but if there's a big cliffhanger, it's one I'll put off until the next book. Drives me nuts to not have things resolved. Those books get put off to chain read later on :)

  2. I've been thinking of reading this. I don't like cliffhangers though, so I think I'll wait. Thanks for the review!


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