“I’m dead,” Noah replied, “not stupid.”
During the SeriesCrackdown readathon I managed to finish also Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue and I wasn’t impressed.
Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Title & Author: Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: October 21 2014
Series: The Raven Cycle
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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.
I give Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater two out of five hearts because the series just lost me during this novel. I didn’t like it and except for the real introduction of a couple of stupid characters, feels like it has no purpose.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue is one of the longest titles I have seen and find it annoying to speak out loud and to write down. But it also felt like a step aside from the main story and didn’t feel like it was written by the same author.
Yes it has the same characters and the same author on the cover, but was it? But what happened? I haven’t been the greatest fan of the series but I just really didn’t care for it. And it really bored me. It was confusing and disorienting. It also didn’t help the story was very slow and the hours that I spend listening to the audiobook felt like it was forever.
I did think Gansey got more interesting during this books. I am curious about the fourth book in the hopes that that will finally round off Gansey as a character. The other characters were very vague and I didn’t notice much with them. Adam was depressing and I just wanted him to get lost. Blue wasn’t very intersting. I thought the way she was introduced during The Raven Boys was the highlight of Blue’s existence in the series.
I haven’t cared for Persephone during The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue and so the fact that she will absent from The Raven King doesn’t move me much. I felt it was like a desperate attempt from Maggie’s part to make me care for her.
Overall Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the worst entry to The Raven Cycle, it is slow paced and the events are not very interesting. Most of the characters don’t do anything of real significance during the entire book and some literally annoyed the hell out of me.
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