Author : Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN : 9780545662901
About Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, Book 3)
The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. 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. In a starred review, THE BULLETIN called THE DREAM THIEVES, the previous book in The Raven Cycle, "a complex web of magical intrigue and heart-stopping action." Now, with BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE, the web becomes even more complex, snaring readers at every turn. Praise for THE DREAM THIEVES: * "Richly written and filled with figurative language . . . this story of secrets and dreams, of brothers and of all-too-real magic is an absolute marvel of imagination and an irresistible invitation to wonder." -- BOOKLIST, starred review * "Mind-blowingly spectacular . . . Stiefvater's careful exploration of class and wealth and their limitations and opportunities astounds with its sensitivity and sophistication. The pace is electric, the prose marvelously sure-footed and strong, but it's the complicated characters . . . that meld magic and reality into an engrossing, believable whole." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "A paranormal thriller . . . this installment [is] more tense and foreboding than its predecessor -- and every bit as gripping." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review * "A complex web of magical intrigue and heartstopping action." -- THE BULLETIN, starred review * "Readers who want a moody chill and appreciate an atmospheric turn of phrase will want to spend more time in Henrietta." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review Praise for THE RAVEN BOYS: "Stiefvater is a master storyteller." -- USA TODAY "A dizzying paranormal romance tinged with murder and Welsh mythology." -- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES * "Simultaneously complex and simple, compulsively readable, marvelously wrought." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "A tour de force . . . such a memorable read." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review * "One unexpected and wonderful surprise after another . . . a marvel of imagination." -- BOOKLIST, starred review * "THE RAVEN BOYS is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural thriller of a different flavor. . . . Fans have been salivating for Stiefvater's next release and THE RAVEN BOYS delivers." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review "Equal parts thriller and mystery, with a measured dash of romance sprinkled on top . . . Maggie has woven such a unique, intriguing narrative that I struggled for comparisons." -- MTV.com A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book of the Year THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2012 Blue Ribbons list
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, Book 3) Review
Een origineel verhaal met interessante karakters en gelukkig geen belachelijk romantisch clich. Dat stukje is slechts een klein deel van het totaal.
Everything is coming together!!!!! Slowly I can feel how close Glendower is!!! I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN AWE of Maggie Stiefvater and the whimsical, magical books she writes. She brings magic into the normal, which is the main reason I have LOVED her Raven Cycle to date. That is, until Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I went into the third book of the Raven Cycle MORE THAN A YEAR after I read The Dream Thieves and I immediately got pulled back into the intrigue, the dreams, the magic and the hunt for Glendower. I couldnt believe HOW MUCH Id missed Blue and her Raven Boys and all the whimsicalness that came with them. And yet, about 200 pages into the book, I suddenly found that the pace of the book had dropped radically, and that I was forcing/ pushing myself to read further because this book was DRAGGING. A lot of the sub-plots suddenly felt unnecessary (a whole murder set up? Really?) and I honestly didnt know what to make of it. So, lets split this up: THINGS I LIKED: 1. THE WHIMSICAL WRITING STYLE: If youve read a Maggie Stiefvater book, you KNOW her writing style is unlike anybody elses. A story like The Raven Boys wouldnt work if her writing didnt personify every magical and strange thing happening in the book and I will FOREVER be in awe of how Maggie Stiefvater writes. 2. BLUE AND HER RAVEN BOYS: I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE FOUR TEENAGERS, their friendship, their loyalty and their devotion all while being such different people by themselves. I absolutely loved this one phrase Blue used to describe their friendship, because I FEEL THE SAME WAS WHEN I READ ABOUT THEM: Consuming. This series and this friendship is consuming and I cant wait to read the final part. 3. THE ANGST: Like I kept saying (yelling, really) on Goodreads, ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK DESERVE TO BE KISSED. There is so much angst, and I absolutely love the build-up but I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE DAY THAT ALL OF THEM JUST. KISS. THAT. PERSON. THEYVE. BEEN. WANTING. TO. KISS. THINGS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: 1. THE PACE: Like I mentioned in the very beginning, as I reached the end of this book, the face fell, and it fell RAPIDLY. It couldnt shake the feeling that nothing was happening, and that things were just being dragged out until The Raven King. I liked the book, but I WISH IT HAD BEEN PACED BETTER. 2. WHERE WAS NOAH, EVEN? I couldnt shake the feeling that Noah was MISSING through the course of the book. While we focused so much more on Colin Greenmantle and his wife (WHAT WAS THAT ENDING? I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM) and the ladies of 300 Fox Way and there was a certain death which I DONT UNDERSTAND EITHER (How? Why? WHAT?) because it was too whimsical but I felt like we lost out on so much Noah Czerny, one of my favourite Raven Boys. Do I like this book and this series? HECK YES Will I be reading The Raven King? As SOON as I possibly can. I only wish that Blue Lily, Lily Blue was better paced and had more Noah.
Amazing , so good I couldn't put it down b- All the Raven Cycle is unbelievably fantastically written and every character is more complex and developed than one can imagine and come alive as one reads on . Maggie Stiefvater is one crafty, clever, exceptional writer and I want to read everything shes ever written. I wish I knew the Latin language better because she made a dead language come alive and that was just one of the remarkable feats she pulled off in these books . Hail Maggie !
Just a great read really cannot wait for the next book! I couldn't put it down.. Bring on book four!!