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Book Thoughts: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Maggie Stiefvater)

Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven Cycle 3 Blue Lily, Lily Blue

★★★★★☆☆

Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fiction / YA / Paranormal    Pages: 389
First published: 2014
Edition: Paperback, published by Scholastic in 2014

Certainties can unravel.
Visions can mislead.
And friends can betray.
The trick with found things is how easily they can be lost …

It took me a surprising amount of time to get into this third book in Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle. The first half of the book felt slow and a little rudderless in my unpopular opinion. The second half did make up for that, but I did not enjoy it quite as much as the previous two books for some reason..

What did not change was Maggie’s writing style, which is a joy to read. I like the dry wit it tilts towards every now and then. Those are the bits that made me smile throughout this novel. I also still love the strength of the bonds that tie our four (or five) friends together, as well as Blue and her 300 Fox Way family. I also really liked the way our villains in this instalment were written.

The plot advancement felt a bit stilted in places and did not flow as well for me.

Overall, I just enjoyed it a bit less than I had hoped. However, as a series so far I would thoroughly recommend it.

5 out of 7 stars

 

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