Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Recommendation: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Maggie Stiefvater)

Book 3 in The Raven Cycle

I really want to hear this Murder Squash song now.

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(contains some minor spoilers)

I especially loved the growing relationship between Ronan and Adam--not just the possibility of romance between them, but also how their powers and everything else are bringing them closer together. Blue/Gansey is also getting a lot more intense, and I love how much of a smart-mouth Blue is.

This book is one of those "leaves you with more questions than answers" books. It works well within the series, but I don't think it would work well by itself.

The villains were also somewhat of a letdown (as usual). Greenmantle was set up to be way more threatening than he really was. His wife was pretty cool, but I don't feel like I really got a grasp of who she was or why she did things. I'm also not totally sure what Mallory's role in the story is yet, other than to deliver some vague Gansey backstory.

I'm not going to delve into any logical inconsistencies, because this is one of those books that is so beautiful and mystical that it would ruin my reading experience to do that.

I loved this book, but I also feel like I should reserve judgement on it until the final book in the series.

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