You guys. You guys. This book. This author. Maggie Stiefvater has done it again. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the third book in the four-book series The Raven Cycle. I won't include a summary of this particular book, because I don't want to spoil anything. But if you haven't heard of this series or you have and haven't started reading it, you are missing out.
Here's a summary of the first in the series: The Raven Boys.
Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia,
has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses
her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in
things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at
the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there — known as Raven Boys —
can only mean trouble.
Spoilers in white.
Why I read it: I have fallen in love with this series. I love the idea of bringing magic into the real world, of creating a story where of course there are ley lines. Of course there are real psychics. And definitely ghosts. This is my jam, people!
ZOMG Yes! I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Maggie Stiefvater writes some of the most beautiful prose I've ever written. Then, she tops it all off with story.
I adored this book--one of my favorites so far this year. For those of you who've read some of this series: We got more of Adam this time around, and a lot more of Ronan. Maggie gave us some insight into one of The Dream Thieves big reveals--you know the romance one. She also gave us a lot more of Blue's family, which I loved.
And, of course, she gave us more plot twists! Especially: that big one at the end, with that one character coming back. And then the whole third sleeper thing...who the hell is this guy? Anyone else think for a good chunk of the book that it might be Glendower himself? MAYBE IT IS?!
kthxbai: Go read this book. Now. Unless you haven't read the first three. Then go read those. That is all.
Oh yeah, and all the Chiweenies to Maggie. ALL OF THEM.