Monday, October 20, 2014

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
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I find it so hard to review Maggie Stiefvater’s novels. Her writing style hits something in my soul and I find myself wanting to discuss small passages rather than big picture plot points which is not the point of a review at all. Suffice to say Blue Lily, Lily Blue did not disappoint on the writing front.

I was saddened though by the utter absence of Kavinsky. At the end of The Dream Thieves he was presumed dead and while I didn’t expect him to be suddenly resurrected I did expect characters to react to his death. Instead it was mentioned only in passing and because Ronan wasn’t a focal point of this story we didn’t even get to see his reaction!

Despite the lack of Kavinsky (who was by far my favorite character in The Dream Thieves) I was easily sucked back in to daily life in Henrietta and the search for the dead welsh King Glendower. The Raven Boys (and Blue) are drawing ever closer to finding him and in this installment the search really ramps up.

One of my favorite additions to Blue Lily, Lily Blue was Greenmantle and his wife Piper. They are one of the stranger couples I’ve read about and because of their dysfunctional relationship I never knew exactly what to expect from either of them. I enjoyed the chapters written from their perspectives.

Overall, a lot of things happened in Blue Lily, Lily Blue but I kind of expected more things to happen. There were some genuinely good parts but I have a feeling that all of the really great parts will be in the series finale which I can not wait for

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