Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater ☆

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“You can be just friends with people, you know,” Orla said. “I think it’s crazy how you’re in love with all those raven boys.”

Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Why you should read this book: It’s the third book of the series, only the fourth is left and by now you should love the raven boys and Blue so yeah, you should read this.

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

“Desire and dread lay right next to each other in his heart, each sharpening the other.”

All the stars! All of them!

I don’t know what to say, these books are taking my breath away. I saw so many posts on tumblr, so many things that made me curious but the positive reviews here made me make the decision of buying the books. Oh boy, what a marvelous decision I made, I’m so proud of myself, pat pat good girl!

Whoever knows me can guess that I love stories with magic involved, but what I truly love are stories with magic in a real world; it’s like if I went out of my house and there is a ley line, a mystery to solve, a King to wake up. I love that the story feels like an everyday truth, the city, the school, the people, and the bad guys. Nothing is really too much, it’s the right balance of fantasy and real life. I love that, I truly do!

Gansey and Blue!! It hurts so much knowing what is certainly going to happen. I am hoping in a loophole, something like a loophole since we see that anything can happen, right? I will have my hope, that’s all I can have right now. The two lovebirds can’t be together for obvious frustrating grrrrr reasons but their affection is shown in ways that breaks my poor heart. The glares, the light touching, the phone calls, the fact that they are present in each other minds more often than not, little things that made me swoon. I can’t believe I can still feel these kinds of feelings but this book hit me right in the heart and it won’t stop hitting me. Send help!
Blue is a stronger character in this book, she is more mature, she knows daydreaming is not going to work; it’s a waste of time. With what happened in The Dream Thieves I thought she was going to be miserable but she is a tough gal and I loved it, I love her. Show everyone what you can do!
It hurts me thinking about Gansey; the backstory Malory told was heartbreaking, he is hiding pain in that minty body of his and I just want to hug him until he passes out. It’s love, not weird!

PARRISH’S HONDAYOTA ALONE TIME. The other side was A SHITBOX SINGALONG.

Ronan and Adam!! The boys have their own private club in this book. Adam is starting to show himself more, he has grown so much since the first book, I can picture him more clearly now, I’m liking him a lot and it scares me so much. I have a very bad feeling about him, very bad. Fyi, you need to know that I have a catastrophic mind; everything in my head turns bad no matter how hard I think positive. It’s my personal curse. I don’t want my mind to be right. I am happy that Adam realized that not so little thing; I want to know what he is going to do with this information. Is it going to change how things are or is he going to pretend he doesn’t know anything? We’ll see. Don’t disappoint me, Coca-Cola boy, I trust you as a fellow Coca-Cola lover, this is important to me. Ronan Ronan Ronan! Ronan is a cutie pie with a strong taste, that’s how I want to describe him. He has so many layers and he is not done showing them to us. His fragility is out there, a big revelation was made and I was surprised like wth is happening? I didn’t see that coming. I love Ronan, I want to see him happy!

“Behind him, he heard Ronan say, “I like the way you losers thought Instagram before first aid. Fuck off.”

Noah is adorable but in this book he is quite creepy. Something very bad is happening under the ley lines and it’s affecting him in a weird way. I love Noah, he is sweet, ever present yet often absent, he knows what’s going on with the boys and with Blue. He keeps secrets and is of great help. Someone is going to help him too because I have a bad feeling about him like the bad feeling I have for Adam, Ronan and Gansey. I have bad feeling about every single one of them because everything can happen and it’s not good, it’s going to be bad, I can sense it.

“We are going so slow,” Noah said, craning his neck to observe the inevitable queue behind them. “I think I just saw a tricycle pass us.”

WTH, I want to see everyone happy but that’s not going to happen, right? That can’t happen, the situation is dangerous. Something big is happening and something unpleasant happened. The cliffhanger!! Luckily I only read this now so I won’t have to wait long for the rest.
It’s not that I’m wise; I procrastinate a lot and leave things for the last minute so, that’s that, I am glad I waited this long! Now karma will get back at me and my book won’t be here until June.

There were so many surprises, very unexpected situations. I was shocked upon reading one of those so-called surprises. I am still speechless; I didn’t want that to happen. Anything can happen. It’s scary.

New characters were shown, nice and bad and one that I can’t place anywhere for now. The bad guys were different from what I expected and it took me by surprise. One of them was funny, though. I didn’t want to laugh reading that person’s parts (because he is bad, I didn’t want to laugh by principle) but I couldn’t help it. Everything confirmed that nothing is as it seems. Again, it’s scary.

“Okay, get out of here. Scram. Farewell,” Piper said as more of the wall moved uneasily, the uppermost surface shifting dustily to the floor. “Go be short somewhere else.”

This little town with its ley lines and everything feels so real, I might get some equipment and start measuring electromagnetic fields soon. In the company I work in we sell those instruments, it’s not going to be that hard, give me 7-9 years and I will have my very own adventure.
The writing is easy to read, it speaks to you like an equal, zero pretenses, it takes you to all those places and makes you experience what they are experiencing, you are one with the story. These qualities make this series one, if not, the best I’ve read in forever.

“They regarded each other. Adam fair and cautious, Ronan dark and incendiary. This was Ronan at his most truthful.”

I love all the raven boys as much as they love each other and Blue. I love all of them and wish them happiness and a very long life. Long life. Long life. Long life. I thought that saying it more than once might grant me a miracle. Long life. Long life. Long life. I hope it works. Long life. Long life. Long life. Sigh.

Do I recommend it? Yes, read it, love me some Raven Boys.
Rate: 5+++/5
☆: It made my “favourite books” list

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