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Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, book 3)

by Maggie Stiefvater

Rated: High

The basic plot of the third in the Raven Boys series is that Blue, Gansey, Adam and Ronan are getting closer to waking their unknown king, Glendower. Blue’s mom, Maura, is missing, off on a quest of her own. And Mr. Gray’s employer, the sinister Greenmantle, has shown up in town, furious at Mr. Gray for defying him, determined to make him pay.

But things don’t necessarily go right. And Blue and the boys are possibly in deeper than they can handle.

I love the characters in this series. All of them, from the psychics in the house to Mr. Gray (and even the evil Greenmantle and his ambitious wife). However, it’s the writing that truly makes this series worth reading. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Stiefvater is a poet here, capturing so much — mood, character, events — with so little, it’s breathtaking.

If you haven’t picked these up yet, the series is almost done. Now is a good time to start. You won’t regret it.

Rated: High for swearing, lots of it, including multiple f-bombs. There’s also violence and some adult drinking.

— Reviewed by Melissa Fox

Melissa Madsen Fox's blogging career began in 2004 when she started Book Nut. Reading, reviewing and book blogging have taken over what's left of her life after being a stay-at-home mom to four rambunctious daughters and wife to a slightly- absent-minded professor of political science.

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  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, book 3)
  • by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Rated: High
  • Genre: Young adult
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