Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the third book in Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle.
In this book, Blue Sargent’s mother is gone and Blue and her friends need to find her. There is a mystery surround three sleepers, and of course there is the ongoing interpersonal relationships between Blue, Gansey, Ronan, and Adam.
There are a few authors who write extremely well, and write in genres that appeal to me, but for whatever reason, I simply cannot connect with them. Maggie Stiefvater is one such author for me.
The writing is poetic. Lyrical. And there is some remarkable depth to these characters inside a story that should be something I’d really enjoy … but I don’t. Instead I get bored. This book seemed to muse on and on about their relationships. And the more they reflected on one another the less I cared.
I wish I could have gotten into this – many people I know seemed to really like Stiefvater and this book, but I am clearly not the intended audience (and there’s a lot of reading material out there) so I’ll move on.
Looking for a good book? If you enjoy poetic reminiscing on relationships in a slight fantasy setting, then you might enjoy Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue
author: Maggie Stiefvater
series: The Raven Cycle #3
publisher: Scholastic Press
hardcover, 391 pages