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Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, Book 3)

Series: The Raven Cycle

by Maggie Stiefvater


Scholastic Press
November 2014


Fiction
Ages 12 – 14 . Grades 7 – 9

Lexile measure: HL690L

DRA: N/A

Guided Reading: Z+

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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.

In a starred review, The Bulletin called The Dream Thieves, the previous book in The Raven Cycle, "a complex web of magical intrigue and heart-stopping action." Now, with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the web becomes even more complex, snaring readers at every turn.
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Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also the author of All the Crooked Saints and Call Down the Hawk. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at maggiestiefvater.com.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for THE DREAM THIEVES:
     
    * "Richly written and filled with figurative language . . . this story of secrets and dreams, of brothers and of all-too-real magic is an absolute marvel of imagination and an irresistible invitation to wonder." -- BOOKLIST, starred review
     
    * "Mind-blowingly spectacular . . . Stiefvater's careful exploration of class and wealth and their limitations and opportunities astounds with its sensitivity and sophistication. The pace is electric, the prose marvelously sure-footed and strong, but it's the complicated characters . . . that meld magic and reality into an engrossing, believable whole." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
     
    * "A paranormal thriller . . . this installment [is] more tense and foreboding than its predecessor -- and every bit as gripping." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
     
    * "A complex web of magical intrigue and heartstopping action." -- THE BULLETIN, starred review
     
    * "Readers who want a moody chill and appreciate an atmospheric turn of phrase will want to spend more time in Henrietta." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review


    Praise for THE RAVEN BOYS:
     
    "Stiefvater is a master storyteller." -- USA TODAY
    "A dizzying paranormal romance tinged with murder and Welsh mythology." -- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
    * "Simultaneously complex and simple, compulsively readable, marvelously wrought." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
    * "A tour de force . . . such a memorable read." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
    * "One unexpected and wonderful surprise after another . . . a marvel of imagination." -- BOOKLIST, starred review
    * "THE RAVEN BOYS is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural thriller of a different flavor. . . . Fans have been salivating for Stiefvater's next release and THE RAVEN BOYS delivers." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
    "Equal parts thriller and mystery, with a measured dash of romance sprinkled on top . . . Maggie has woven such a unique, intriguing narrative that I struggled for comparisons." -- MTV.com
     
    A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book of the Year
     
    THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2012 Blue Ribbons list

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