Synopsis from Edelweiss:
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.
About: Blue Lily, Lily Blue is a young adult fantasy written by Maggie Stiefvater. It was published in 10/21/2014 by Scholastic Press, 391 pages. The genres are fantasy, paranormal, young adult, and magic. There are 4 books in The Raven Cycle series: 1. The Raven Boys, 2. The Dream Thieves, 3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and 4. The Raven King. This book is intended for readers ages 14 and up, grades 9 and up. According to the publisher’s website, “Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe” and their mission is to “encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.” Please see below for more information about the publisher and author.
My Experience: I started reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue on 8/2/16 and finished it on 8/7/16. This book started out interesting. The story surrounding Lily is not what I was expecting. The writing is still great but I feel more lost about the plot than ever. It would have been great if the characters could share with readers their strategic planning steps to finding what they are looking for. There were a few new characters introduced into this book and they brought some new mystery into the story. The covers in this series are too amazing! I need to read this series again and hopefully understand better.
Pro: the title of the book is mentioned in the book, which is nice
Con: lack of research and planning from the characters
I rate it 4 stars!
Grab yourself a copy here: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle)
About the Author:
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at http://www.maggiestiefvater.com. (Photo obtained from Goodreads and Info obtained from Scholastic’s Website).
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from my local public library and my opinions are honest.