Blue Lily, Lily Blue takes place shortly after the events of The Dream Thieves, with the characters recovering from their fight against Kavinsky. Summer is over and school is starting, but the raven boys and Blue have many other things on their minds, particularly Blue who has been searching for her mother lost in the tunnels following the ley line. Unlike The Dream Thieves, which was a heavily focused Ronan novel, Blue Lily, Lily Blue focuses on all the raven boys and Blue. They are closer than ever to finding Glendower, now the only questions are, who will survive and what will they wish for?
Maggie Stiefvater is a master of language, and the simplicity of her words that carry so much weight is amazing. Even in the third book she keeps the mystery alive and the characters fresh. She can pull at the reader's heartstrings in one moment, and have them crying with laughter in the next. She introduces three new characters in this novel, which might seem like a lot, but they blend right into the action as if they had been there from the beginning. I always recommend this series, as it is so masterfully written and engaging. I can't wait for the final installment in the Raven Boys series.