Friday, July 15, 2016

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Title Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Cycle  #3)
By Maggie Stiefvater
Genre YA Supernatural/Paranormal
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Blue Sargent's life hasn't been the same since she got involved with the Raven Boys. Her mother is missing and to find her Blue and her friends are going to have to start digging deeper. But who knows what they'll awake.

First Sentence
"Do you think this is actually real?" Blue asked.






I have such mixed feelings about this series! I love it at some points and am yawning and trying to keep my eyes open at others.

This book, at least, was shorter. Still, I had a hard time making myself get truly invested. There's something about Stiefvater's writing style that is meandering; almost lackadaisical and while that fits quite lovely with the magical side of things, it loses the urgency one would think should be apparent with Blue's mother missing.

Still, Stiefvater usually draws me back into the story near the end, leaving me ready for the next book. Which is good since I'm still determined to read them all together so as not to forget everything. Sigh! On to the final book!

Should you read it?
Obviously if you've gotten to the third book in the cycle just go ahead and read it.

14 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one who struggled with these books. I DNF'd the second because I was just bored. Her writing is so pretty but I feel like it never gets anywhere.

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    1. This series sure feels like it's not getting anywhere.

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  2. Sorry it meanders and doesn't consistently read fast all the way through; I find that especially hard when I'm trying to read an entire series. Good luck with the last one!

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  3. This one was my least favourite book in the series.

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    1. Yeah? I didn't mind it too bad.

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  4. I can see where you're coming from with these, even though I really enjoyed all 4 books. I'm sorry you're not enjoying them as much as I did, but I understand precisely what you mean.

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    1. I like them enough to keep reading but I sure wish the pace would pick up.

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  5. I found that about Stiefvater's writing when I tried to read The Scorpio races. That's why I'm scared to read any of her other novels. Hopefully the last book will be a bit more to your liking.

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    1. See, and I loved The Scorpio Races. It felt faster moving for some reason.

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  6. I felt the same way when I listened to the first book and a bit of the second. I want to give the series another shot, but it’s nice to know that I'm not the only one who had trouble with the pacing.

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    1. Yeah, the pacing is definitely a downer.

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  7. EXACTLY!! I couldn't finish the 2nd book because I got really bored, and I couldn't force myself to keep going, but I was intrigued by the story. Ugh! So frustrating!

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    1. Yeah, that's why I'm trudging through. It's so silly though. I'll probably forget the whole series in a years time.

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