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

Blue Lily, Lily Blue: Book 3 of The Raven Cycle

byMaggie Stiefvater

Paperback | December 29, 2015

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The third installment in this captivating series is now in paperback.

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, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, ...
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Title:Blue Lily, Lily Blue: Book 3 of The Raven CycleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.03 × 5.27 × 0.83 inPublished:December 29, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545424976

ISBN - 13:9780545424974

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Holy character development. Why does this series ever have to end? I would read an entire book about them watching a mint plant grow at this point. I know I've raved about Maggie Stiefvater's writing before, but it only got better here. Everything is perfect.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I kind of experienced a reading slump while reading this but it was not because of this book, but it did affect my enjoyment. Im not the biggest fan of Blue and this book was really centered around her finding her mother and what not, which was fun and interesting because Maggie is an amazing writer with an interesting mind, but I cared a little less about blues story line. Adam's on the other hand was my favourite, this is the book where I really really start to appreciate his character more, what he can do and how he is changing.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whimsical and Consuming I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN AWE of Maggie Stiefvater and the whimsical, magical books she writes. She brings magic into the normal, which is the main reason I have LOVED her Raven Cycle to date. That is, until Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I went into the third book of the Raven Cycle MORE THAN A YEAR after I read The Dream Thieves and I immediately got pulled back into the intrigue, the dreams, the magic and the hunt for Glendower. I couldn’t believe HOW MUCH I’d missed Blue and her Raven Boys and all the whimsicalness that came with them. And yet, about 200 pages into the book, I suddenly found that the pace of the book had dropped radically, and that I was forcing/ pushing myself to read further because this book was DRAGGING. A lot of the sub-plots suddenly felt unnecessary (a whole murder set up? Really?) and I honestly didn’t know what to make of it. So, let’s split this up: THINGS I LIKED: 1. THE WHIMSICAL WRITING STYLE: If you’ve read a Maggie Stiefvater book, you KNOW her writing style is unlike anybody else’s. A story like The Raven Boys wouldn’t work if her writing didn’t personify every magical and strange thing happening in the book and I will FOREVER be in awe of how Maggie Stiefvater writes. 2. BLUE AND HER RAVEN BOYS: I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE FOUR TEENAGERS, their friendship, their loyalty and their devotion all while being such different people by themselves. I absolutely loved this one phrase Blue used to describe their friendship, because I FEEL THE SAME WAS WHEN I READ ABOUT THEM: ‘Consuming.’ This series and this friendship is consuming and I can’t wait to read the final part. 3. THE ANGST: Like I kept saying (yelling, really) on Goodreads, ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK DESERVE TO BE KISSED. There is so much angst, and I absolutely love the build-up but I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE DAY THAT ALL OF THEM JUST. KISS. THAT. PERSON. THEY’VE. BEEN. WANTING. TO. KISS. THINGS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: 1. THE PACE: Like I mentioned in the very beginning, as I reached the end of this book, the face fell, and it fell RAPIDLY. It couldn’t shake the feeling that nothing was happening, and that things we’re just being dragged out until The Raven King. I liked the book, but I WISH IT HAD BEEN PACED BETTER. 2. WHERE WAS NOAH, EVEN? I couldn’t shake the feeling that Noah was MISSING through the course of the book. While we focused so much more on Colin Greenmantle and his wife (WHAT WAS THAT ENDING? I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM) and the ladies of 300 Fox Way and there was a certain death which I DON’T UNDERSTAND EITHER (How? Why? WHAT?) because it was too whimsical but I felt like we lost out on so much Noah Czerny, one of my favourite Raven Boys. Do I like this book and this series? HECK YES Will I be reading The Raven King? As SOON as I possibly can. I only wish that Blue Lily, Lily Blue was better paced and had more Noah.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This story is so important and I would love to see more like it involving this content!!!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my cup of tea but interesting I love the concepts it's really interesting but the book itself I got bored with just a bit. I like the characters but the action I felt was lacking. It was dark and mysterious but sometimes I was confused about what was happening. The point of view changes are pretty good, allowing readers to see such an intimate view. It's interesting how different the characters are.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unbelievable I didn't think this series could get anymore magical.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read The story is climaxing and doesn't disappoint in building on the great story told in the previous two books. The characters are becoming more and more sympathetic and precious.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good I think after the Dream Thieves, it would be hard to write a book that could follow its footsteps. Stiefvater does a great job of keeping the book fresh and imaginative, but some of the action and adrenaline of the second book dies in this one.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok really good when you are a fan!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!!!! An amazing 3rd book I can't wait to find out what happens next. I really enjoyed my time reading this book. I loved the characters and the story line.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD The Dream Thieves is still standing tall as my favourite in this series but this was still so good! I ship Adam and Ronan more than ever and just so many amazing things happen! Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger and it just makes everything so much better. Maggie's writing is like poetry and I promise you will not be dissapointed.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Third book in the Raven Boy Cycle and I am still in love with these characters and this series. I love the plot.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heart eyes if you thought you couldnt love this series any more, think again. I NEED THE FOURTH NOW
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! This is one of the best book series, the characters show great development and it always keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so unique I've never read a book more unique than this one!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good That is a turning point in a series. It turns into a weird book that's really not worth your time anymore. Though there are scenes and moments that are still good the whole plot goes sideways and becomes nonsense. Oh and the new bad guy goes to 300 Fox Way (Again! Seriously, can Maggie Stiefvater come up with something new? it is getting repetitive)
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This was ok I found this book a little slow and hard to follow at times. Like the other books in the series it has an exciting ending.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD I've enjoyed all the books by Maggie Stiefvater, and this one was no exception! I love the characters so much.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay This book focuses more on her family which I felt took away from the story as it was getting iteresting.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Blue Lily, Lily Blue 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: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What a Twist Okay...way to hold on to a twist! I saw the ending coming but was suprised by who was involved. Onwards! To the last novel in this series.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Last Minute Twist Okay...way to hold on to a twist! I saw the ending coming but was suprised by who was involved. Onwards! To the last novel in this series.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Alright. this was my least favorite out of the 4 books, thought it did focus more on Blue and her family, which was great in developing the character and understanding the storyline
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hold my soul Wow, stop right there Stiefvater. I dropped the book like, 3 times because hot dang, I did not expect the book to leave me breathless, shocked, sad, and on such a big cliffhanger.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Maggie Stiefvater continues her thrilling Raven Cycle series and this third book definitely doesn't disappoint, elevating the action as well as the personal stakes for all the characters. The magic is creepy and sinister and more present than ever, and the book reaches an exciting climax that sets all the pieces perfectly in place for the finale.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 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: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing. I read all 4 books in about a week, they were so good. This is the best books series I've read in a long time, probably since Harry Potter!! Highly recommended 10/10
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too good :D The author did not disappoint. I was intrigued throughout the entire book. It's a page turner for sure!! I also I'm loving the development of characters OMG <3
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED it! “Blue Lily, Lily Blue” is the third book in The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. Once again she did not disappoint. I still love the writing style, I still love the characters and of course the story line. At the end of book two Blue’s Mother, Maura, disappears leaving only a small note behind. The focus in this book is on getting her back – and also on figuring out how they will know which of the three sleepers they should not wake. Throughout this book Blue has to deal with her feelings of anger towards her mom for leaving and also her sadness at not having her around. There are a few key times when Blue goes off on her own little adventures – she comes to realize that there are people who will worry when she’s not back on time. Her relationship with Gansey progresses as much as one can when you are worried a kiss will kill your love interest. This book was definitely darker that the previous two but it makes sense with the way the story is progressing. Persephone and Adam continue to work together and she is a positive influence in his life. Adam and Ronan rebuild their friendship. Ronan confides a secret about his younger brother to Adam and enlists his help to try wake the sleeping animals at his family farm. Blue discovers that she has real power of her own when she has a few scary experiences with Noah. Thanks to Gansey’s bumbling guest, Malory, they discover a cave on the land of a colourful character named Jessee. He has a curse of his own. When they are finally able to convince him to let them in the cave they make a startling discovery. They find a coffin occupied by a woman who was buried face-down and bound. The woman is understandably a little unhinged after being imprisoned for a couple hundred years. She turns out to be Gwenllian – Owen Glendower’s daughter. While all of this is going down they are still dealing with the threat that comes from the other people who are also looking for Glendower. This book is amazing and as usual Maggie Stiefvater writes the perfect last line. I cannot wait to get my hands on the fourth and last installment of this series.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favourite series!!!! I did not think a book series could be this amazing, Blue Lily Lily Blue is another amazing book in the raven cycle series which focuses further on the raven gang finding their raven king. I loved the way it was written, where you're confused but in the most magical of ways and it all makes sense in the end. Just amazing, amazing!
Date published: 2016-11-03

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Blue Lily, Lily Blue: "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 Reviews, starred review" We have not yet finished loving these characters and exploring their world." -The Bulletin, starred review" Stiefvater's razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue, and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make for sumptuous, thrilling reading.. Readers will snap up the final installment the second it's available." -Publishers Weekly, starred review" The prose is crisp and dazzling and the dialogue positively crackles." -School Library Journal, starred review