For once with this series, I feel I know what’s going on! I decided to pick up ‘Blue Lily, Lily Blue’ quickly after ‘The Dream Thieves’ so the plot didn’t go missing while my head was filled with so many other stories.
It’s finally going somewhere.
This book is the most sinister of the three so far. The new teacher at Aglionby school is suspicious, like most teachers there, and a dangerous man to be around. The Grey Man is not so dangerous, but throughout the whole book I knew something bad was going to happen…something really bad. When a death is promised in the slogan of a book series, you can’t help but be surprised when no one dies. But this time, Blue and friends can’t escape the heavy hand of death that lingers above them. *shivers*
Along with death, such a happy theme, there was more adventure. The things the Raven Boys do in this book were of the ilk I was expecting when I picked up the first. Their quest is coming to a head. They’ve got some weird crazy lady from a cave to help them. Tarot cards are billowing all over the place. That odd professor is clogging up Gansey’s kitchen. All is moving forward, thank goodness.
Blue and Gansey. I now officially ship them. Adam needs to just accept his place as the third wheel and stop being so stubborn towards all that Gansey is willing to do for him. There’s so much angst and tension, due to the aforementioned death and looming deaths, that I know romance isn’t the focus of these novels. But someone needs to kiss someone else. I don’t care who. There’s just a distinct lack of kisses.
What can possibly happen now?
Although I’m more excited about this series than I ever have been, I’m still confused as to what happens next. Surely, they just have to wake the sleeping Glendower King? How many pages is that going to take? That’s something I really love about these novels. I come out of each one not really knowing where the story will take me in the next instalment. This could have been a smaller series, and a quicker resolution (I’m still waiting for fatal kisses I was promised) but overall, I’d give this book 3.5 stars. Enjoyable, but not my favourite.