Review: Maggie Stiefvater – Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Maggie Stiefvater

Blue and her Raven Boy friends are getting drawn further and further into Cabeswater. Each of them is experiencing something different, and working towards their own goals. Blue wants to go to college, Rowan wants to keep his dreams alive, Adam is struggling with his new role as the keeper of Cabeswater and Gansey is Gansey.

17378508There are some interesting things going on in this novel. If you wait too long after reading something, you lose those things. It’s not that I’ve waited too long, its that I’ve read about 5 books in the mean time. Oops?

Finally people are paying attention to things! Rather than being stupid. Stupid people. Although really, they aren’t that bright. Or rather, they’re usually so caught up in their own business they don’t notice. So here we have others coming onto the scene of Cabeswater, and rather than actually working with what they have, they have to strive for more. No! Don’t be stupid! But that wouldn’t make a good story.

Do I see any character progression? I don’t know. Do I see any world-building? Yes, I think I do. Do I feel an empathy with the characters? Well, actually, I think I like Gansey and Blue the best, which is kind of annoying since they are the main characters anyway. But maybe it is because I am looking forward to Gansey dying. They could all die for all I care.

No complaints, but nothing special anyway. I don’t remember it enough to give a firm opinion, which is probably a bad thing. 3 stars? Yeah, I guess so.


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