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Top 5 Fantasy – Sept 18

Yes, another Top 5 Tuesday! I’ve been loving these September topics!! …OKAY FINE, if you’ve been following this blog for some time, you’re not going to learn anything new, because I’ve already raved about these books loads of times on this blog (because that’s what bookish blogs are for, right?) – but at least your suspicions will be confirmed, and perhaps you’ll be even more convinced to read these books if you haven’t already…

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Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Review – Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Image result for blue lily blueTitle: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis: The third installment in the all-new series from the #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.

“What do we do now?” Gansey asked.
From the other room, Calla bellowed, “GO BUY US PIZZA. WITH EXTRA CHEESE, RICHIE RICH.”
Blue said, “I think she’s starting to like you.”

This book is BRILLIANT! My favourite of the entire Raven Cycle series so far. Main reason? It has so much Blue in it! Blue and Gansey are my favourite characters of the Raven Boys and they’re both really involved in this book (well, Gansey always has been, but if you’ve read this book, you know what I mean?? I hope, anyway?).

Sooo many things happened in this book, a rush one after the other, and so many subplots twisting and turning, weaving and connecting together. Ahhhh I love The Raven Boys! Every one of them. Gansey, Noah, Adam and Ronan. And I love Blue. And Calla. Except for the Gray Man. He annoyed me for some reason. And Piper. Oh dear. There was a magnificent amount of character development and I loved it all.

I really took my time with reading this book because I wanted to savour every turn of the page, but once I properly started, there was no getting out of it, or slowing down. I ploughed my way through with great urgency. It’s just so amazing. I was so dismayed when I reached the end, because it meant there is only one book left to this fabulous series.

There are so many shocking twists in this book I did not expect, but in a way, it’s pretty hard to guess things in Stiefvater’s books because they’re so out of the ordinary, totally extraordinary, so ANYTHING can happen. Literally anything can and does happen. So really, it’s just one whole rollercoaster where no matter how wide you open your eyes something will still jump out at you from a corner you didn’t see.

GUYS I HOPE THE WISH TO THE RAVEN KING IS FOR GANSEY’S WELL-BEING. I simply would not be able to handle it otherwise. I AM NOT kidding! I have to read the next book ahhhh. I can’t wait to get my hands on it, and it depends whether I’ll have the patience to wait for it at the library or end up giving in and purchasing it on Kindle?? (the latter is very likely considering the popularity of these books at our library)

Anyway, have you read this book? If so, did you agree/disagree with anything I said?   And wouldn’t it be pure torture if I had to wait for this book to be written?!

Speak to you all soon!