GOODREADS SUMMARY | Scholastic | Hardcover, 391 pages | The Raven Cycle, #3 | Young Adult | Fantasy | Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Foreword: Not much of a review, I’m afraid. I’m either way too taken with this series to form any coherent, mildly educated opinion or I just couldn’t think of anything else to add to the milieu of flailing reactions to the wonders of these books.
It’s been weeks since I finished this. Before the Christmas break, I decided to binge-read all three books. Now I’m sitting here staring at my blinking cursor because I don’t quite know what to write. Maggie Stiefvater is one of those scary-brilliant authors. It’s why it’d taken me a long time to start this series.
Tell me, how long must we wait for that long-awaited kiss? The one that will supposedly kill Blue’s true love? Yes, it sounds corny. But heck, romance is not really this book’s strong suit. It created its own myth from a legend very privileged few knew about. It has an extraordinary family dynamics consisting of generations of mystical women. It also features a brotherhood that encompasses gene composition.
For all intents and purposes, Blue Lily, Lily Blue is Blue Sargent’s story. While everybody got their turn on centre stage, this book really is about Blue’s own quest: Her mother is still missing. In the meantime, the rest of the gang continues to suffer through their own dramas: Gansey is still eternally obsessed with Glendower. Adam is still the caretaker of the leylines. Ronan is still an ass, albeit, a much more tolerable ass these days.
I just want these kids to get what they want. I want Blue and Gansey to live happily ever after. I want the Grayman and Blue’s mother to live happily ever after. I want Ronan to get his happily ever after. And I want Adam to be spared from every cruel thing that Maggie seems determined to bestow upon him.
Oh how could you be so cruel.