Mini review for this third book and mildly spoilerish for books 1 and 2.
If The Dream Thieves was the book where everything and everyone fell apart Lily Blue, Blue Lily is the book where everything is consolidated.
This is also the darker book of this series so far with the death of one of the characters that I came to have a fondness for. It made me sad and angry at Maggie for that death.
“Everything has got so ugly. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.”
Yet from the beginning we have learned that life is a circle and got hints that many if not all characters in the book had previous lives so maybe we’ll see that character in another book or series, who knows….
The Dream Thieves focused around Ronan while the Raven Boys was about Adam. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is Lily’s book.
She will have her personal journey and will learn what she is.
Lily will also feels very lost and alone as her mom disappeared. She’ll have some task to perform alone and it will make her realize that she’s never been alone before, always having someone to reassure her or to give a hand and fall with her.
As much as Adam was drifting away and was angry, unknowable in the previous books he’ll come to life in this one. But not before a personal quest and several ordeals.
“There is no good word for the opposite of lonesome. One might be tempted to suggest togetherness or contentment, but the fact that these two other words bear definition unrelated to each other perfectly displays why lonesome cannot be properly mirrored. It does not mean solitude, nor alone, although lonesome can contain all those words in itself.
Lonesome means a state of being apart. Of being other. Alone-some.”
But this is the book where he’ll fully wear the magician’s mantle, will gain in confidence and will also lose his rage. I was so happy to see him so “awake” and getting back to Gansey. Finally, he’s stopped fighting. He’s been more grounded, ready to fully become who he was meant to be.
As with the other books we’ll be introduced to new side characters, some won’t make it and others will play a major role in the next installment.
Maggie Stiefvater has once again enthralled me with her imaginary world and poetic writing. There is magic, action, quests, deaths and personal journey. What’s not to love right? I read that book in two sittings, the last one being a very long walk with my dog while I was reading and avoiding holes in the ground 😀
I can’t wait to read the last book of the series and see if my prediction will come to life!
Gansey, here I come!
One thing that I have learned (borrowing this marvelous idea from @lilisblissfulpages)
You have to believe that you are more than what meets the eyes.
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Thanks for reading!