Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Audio): Book 3 of The Raven Cycle by Maggie StiefvaterBlue Lily, Lily Blue (Audio): Book 3 of The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Audio): Book 3 of The Raven Cycle

byMaggie StiefvaterNarrated byWill Patton

Audio Book (CD) | October 21, 2014

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The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 New YorkTimes bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

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.

In a starred review, The Bulletin called The Dream Thieves, the previous book in The Raven Cycle, "a complex web of magical intrigue and heart-stopping action." Now, with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the web becomes even more complex, snaring readers at every turn.

MAGGIE STIEFVATER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, and Forever. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, while Publishers Weekly selected Maggie's The Raven Boys as a Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of Lament and Ball...
Title:Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Audio): Book 3 of The Raven CycleFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.9 × 5.08 × 1.14 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545649072

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This third book to the series is filled with as much excitement and magic as the last two. As with the last two books, I couldn't put this down and finished it in one sitting! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in The Series Blue Lily, Lily Blue was by far my favorite book in the series. This book takes place in our world and has characters that feel so real you wish you could be their friend yet feels so magical and other worldly. I finished feeling like I had traveled to some far off place and had to begrudgingly return the real life.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This was an interesting read full of life lessons learned through experiencing a terrible loss. Reading this provides insight into the grieving mind along with strategies to support someone experiencing los
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my faves Honestly probably my favourite out of the series. New characters, plot twists, mystery... Just absolutely spellbinding.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it This book gave me a lot of feels. There were some parts that I didn't like, but overall it's really good.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) This book is nothing like I expected. This book was everything I wanted it to be. The book gave me chills, it broke my heart. It made me laugh, it made me mad. It made me crazy. It made me cry - not a lot, not as much as The Raven Boys or The Dream Thieves but little silent tears pooling up in my eyes.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This book was really interesting and it hooks you on for the whole way. I know that as soon as I start reading this book, I just cannot put it down. So good. The characters also slowly grows on you. I remember when I first started this series, I though it is probably just an ok series, but boy, was I wrong. By this book, I was like, "I cannot put it down". And by the time I finish it, I was like "where is the next one? I need it now!" Overall, I really enjoy this book, and will definitely read the next and final book of this series.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the dream thieves was better although the dream thieves was better, blue lily, lily blue was still great! makes me wish I was in cabeswater with blue and her boys
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I hope the fourth is better... 2.5 stars. I don't know what to say this time, as I didn't enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed the other two books. It kind of feels like similar things keep happening in each book, and it takes away from the feeling of the whole storyline actually progressing. The series and each individual book feel like that are moving very slowly. There are some interesting new discoveries and characters in this book, and I am very attached to the gang, but overall, I didn't find the story all that compelling. And Piper, yet another new villain, is annoying as all get out. It's rare that I am annoyed with rather than angered by/afraid of villain.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! Just a great read really cannot wait for the next book! I couldn't put it down.. Bring on book four!!
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as Good as Dream Thieves but Still GREAT This is probably one of the best series I have ever read. Each book has twists and turns you don't see coming all while advancing the plot set about in the first novel. The only thing I am not looking forward to is waiting for the next novel (STILL SO LONG UNTIL IT COMES OUT, but I do have it preordered). I loved the Ronan and Adam storyline. I love that they are both constantly finding ways for Gansey to be able to continue on with his quest without having to do the unthinkable because Ronan and Adam are more than willing to do that for him. I am still not a huge fan of Adam, I find him kind of unlikeable but he was better in this novel -- probably because he had other things on his mind other than not being rich like his friends. I loved that Ronan and Adam both are figuring out more and more about their abilities and what they can do to help the group. But I also thought that it was nice to see Blue take some risks and some control in this one. She is so smart and independent and wanted to do anything and everything to save her mom. It was nice to see that instead of acting like the mother figure to the boys, they were taking care of her in this one. And seeing Blue from Gansey's pov was just heartbreaking. I mean I am not sure what was worse: seeing him fall in love with her more and more or knowing that he is literally going to die soon. I cannot handle that. I thought it would be easy to handle that because we knew from sentence one basically that he was going to die, but it is just making it worse. Because I cannot handle it. I do have to say that unlike the last book, the overarching plot doesn't feel like it moves along in this one as quickly -- or really at all. I was left feeling as though nothing really happened in the plot while there was a lot of character development and more questions to be answered rather than answers to questions that were previously created. I also thought some elements of the plot weren't the best in this one. I wasn't a fan of Neeve showing up out of the blue or Greenmantle and his wife as minor characters. I only was okay with their addition because of the scenes that it created between Ronan and Adam. Overall: 4/5 stars because Ronan Lynch.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magical and fantastical! Non spoiler section for the whole series: I absolutely loved The Raven Boys. Actually, I didn't just love it, but I was obsessed with it. After reading The Dream Thieves (the sequel), I knew this will be a memorable and fantastic series. The one year wait was absolutely worth it for Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Maggie Stiefvater's ability to create such an intricate and complicated world with such remarkable and unique characters astounds me. Blue Lily, Lily Blue did not disappoint one bit, even with my built up expectations of one year. The Raven Cycle's fantastical element is so complicated, and I sometimes feel I am grasping it with the tips of my fingers, that explaining it would be a losing battle. However, I must ask you to trust me because it is brilliant. Even though half the time I don't understand what's going on (it is the type of series that the more you reread, the better your understanding of it becomes) I love every second of the fantasy aspect. I love how the characters are so dedicated and immersed in it all. I love that even though it is set in the contemporary world, slivers of fantasy make their way on every page. It is a very refreshing series. This book, while giving us many answers, dumped double that amount with more questions. It is very exciting when a series, already on its third book, is keeping you anticipation as well as excited on what will happen next. I am sad to know that it will only end with four books. All the characters will be sadly missed. Spoiler section (might contain spoilers of books #1 and #2: Delving more into the events of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Stiefvater jumped right into the plot line and even sprinted while we had to catch up to her. Out of the four Raven Boys, my least favorite has become Adam, I mean look at how he was in the previous book! he infuriated me. However, BLLB totally redeemed his character for me. I loved loved loved his developing friendship with Ronan. The two people I least expect to stand each other are becoming friends! (even though they deny it to each other). Adam's character arc definitely developed the most in this book. It truly makes me happy. We still get glimpses of the old Adam, the one swimming in a pool of jealousy because the other boys are rich while he isn't, however those moments and short and fleeting. Gansey is my favorite character by far, and I loved that there were more chapters dedicated to him here than there was in The Dream Thieves. I admire Gansey and the way he thinks as well as his selflessness and his encompassing love for all his friends. He reminds me a bit of Chuck Bass (from Gossip Girl), without the cockiness and bad personality. Gansey and Blue's scenes definitely made me swoon! those two are hilarious and sweet together. Another character worth noting is Mr.Grey. It is so surprising that a character we hated in the first book is now part of the group and a beloved character. I really like Mr.Grey, especially his chats with Blue and Blue's aunts. Those are some hilarious scenes. The Raven Boys is still my favorite of the series but Blue Lily, Lily Blue comes close in second. The sequence of events were very thrilling and I loved meeting new characters while knowing more about ley lines and Welsh kings. This book definitely contained more humorous scenes than the previous two.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue Lily, Lily Blue Blue Lily, Lily Blue is haunting and powerful, a far more heavy and melancholy book than I had anticipated. A return to Henrietta, Virginia, yes. A return to Blue and her raven boys, to their search for a dead Welsh king hidden along the ley lines, yes. A return to a place where the real world and ghosts and psychics combine and make the world a far stranger place, yes. But not at all what I had expected. In some ways, in good ways and bad ways and sad ways, this is Blue's story. She's always felt like her raven boys pulled her into their world, their search. But the truth is that all they did was turn on the light hanging over Blue's world when all that was lighting it before was a candle. All they did was show her that there was far more going on right under her nose at 300 Fox Way that she ever would've imagined. Which is so Blue. A girl who sees herself as the white sheep in a family of black sheep. A battery in a house full of psychics. Everyone, everything, is changing. And not necessarily in a good way. They're all thinking about what the future holds, or what it doesn't. College, family, romance, escape, dead Welsh kings. Life. The only one who doesn't think about change is Noah, already dead. He changes in little ways, in frightening ways, but he's always the same Noah. Blue is no longer the same Blue. The same can be said of Gansey, Adam, and Ronan. A somber tone trickles and winds its way through the pages of this book. Their mortality is so obvious now. They all seem so fragile, ready to break the second someone tips them over. But things are getting darker, more dangerous. They're getting closer. The Raven Boys is discovery, full of possibilities. The Dream Thieves is adrenaline and mistakes and dreams, it's harsh and explosive. Here, they're staring to think about the future and what it might hold. This is the step before the last. This is one more step before jumping off a cliff. They're getting close, so close I can feel it skitter up and down my spine. What's to come, what will come and what won't, both frightens and excited me. I will never want my hours, my days, my weeks and months and years, in this world to come to an end. (I purchased a copy of this book.)
Date published: 2014-11-28

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Blue Lily, Lily Blue:* ".[T]he prose is crisp and dazzling and the dialogue positively crackles. The supernatural elements. are completely organic and suspension of disbelief is effortless due to the nuanced and affecting characterization." -School Library Journal, starred review* "...Like the first two volumes, Stiefvater's third is a marvel of imagination and invention... [T]he tone, at once foreboding, mysterious, and filled with dread, is a perfect match for the material. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is, simply, a triumph."-Booklist, starred review* "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."-Kirkus, starred review* "As in the previous books, Stiefvater's razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue, and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make for sumptuous, thrilling reading."-Publisher's Weekly, starred review "Readers will race through this story. Its colorful and engaging characters, fast-paced plot, and twisted surprises around every corner are sure to capture the attention of those who enjoy this genre."-NY Journal of Books