Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

ISBN: 0545424968
Pages: 391
Source: Library
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Initial Reaction:
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.
What is the meaning of life anymore? I have no idea after reading this book because my mind is floating somewhere in space and my heart is shattered. This book is just pure genius. When I first read The Dream Thieves, I wasn't too blown away because it just felt like a lot of planning and not a lot of happening, but all that planning was worth it because Maggie Stiefvater takes everything and sets it into motion. The quest to find Glendower begins to pick up speed and everything from the three sleepers, Mauara's disappearance, and Greenmantle's appearance just made the whole story so gripping.

“Humans were so circular; they lived the same slow cycles of joy and misery over and over, never learning. Every lesson in the universe had to be taught billions of times, and it never stuck.Maybe it was good that the world forgot every lesson, every good and bad memory, every triumph and failure, all of it dying with each generation. Perhaps this cultural amnesia spared them all. Perhaps if they remembered everything, hope would die instead.” 

I don't think I've ever loved so many characters with so much passion at the exact same time. Every single Raven Boy is so incredibly precious and beautiful and I'm literally terrified of what the ending is going to bring. Blue's relationship with each boy is so heartbreaking and I don't know what is going to happen and it scares me so much. This book also introduces some new characters who immediately stole my heart, in particular Jesse Dittley who talks in ALL CAPS and that small detail literally made my day. Maggie Stiefvater just brings these characters to life and makes them so unique and beautiful that it's impossible not to love them.

“It kills Dittleys and does terrible things to my friend." (Blue)
"That's not his fault. Why didn't you say you could see him?"
"But I'm not dead."

The ending of this book nearly killed me. It was so unexpected and scary because so many things could happen and the way Maggie Stiefvater ended it nearly gave me a heart attack. With that being said, I have the Raven King and I've started it. Well, I've read the prologue and almost cried with the first sentence. I loved this book so much and I'm afraid to continue but I need to know what happens and I just hope my babies stay alive.

4 out of 5 stars


  1. Oh my gosh i've just finished reading raven boys and i'm literally so excited to read the rest of this series! I found your blog via goodreads and I absolutely adore it and i've just subscribed!

    1. The series gets better and better! Aww thank you so much :)