BESTEST BOOK EVAAH! I am currently reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, and if I were doing the Sexy Books thing right now, this beauty would win the award for Sexiest Book Alive. Yess, it‘s alive! I can‘t believe there‘s no fandom for this, I feel like it‘s just me and my wretched feelings and a bunch of quotes hovering in my mind. But it‘s such a wonderful, wonderful book! It‘s the sort of book that makes you want to carry it around even when you‘re not reading it, and eventually you have to take it to bed with you and hope that you keep dreaming about it!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the third book in The Raven Cycle. It‘s the story of a girl named Blue who was told that if she kisses her true love he will die. She then gets involved with the Raven Boys which is the nickname for the guys who go Aglionby Academy, an expensive private school. Gansey, Noah, Ronan and Adam are looking for an ancient Welsh King who supposedly is buried somewhere and has been for some hundred years. Of course she falls in love and they can‘t kiss and it sounds corny, but it‘s so well done. So far there hasn‘t been one single romantic kiss in the story, but somehow it‘s irresistibly cute!
It‘s a sort of answer to the Twilight series. Part of Edward‘s attraction is of course his money. Obviously, he‘s gorgeous, too, but Stepheny Meyer really does like a man with a fancy car. Here, though, we have Blue and the Raven Boys; Blue who has to work multiple shifts a day to save up for college and the boys who can afford 14$ shampoo. And while Bella doesn‘t mind all that much about her boyfriend giving her a new mobile phone or a new car or simply buying her food (I wouldn‘t mind that I think!), Blue consistently puts her foot down when it comes to what she calls charity. Blue is my absolute role model, because she‘s small and weird and she bites!
Oh, and the love story! Oh gawd! The funny thing is that Gansey really doesn‘t seem all that great in the beginning when you see him through Blues eyes. Just a rich snob with a pretty face. And then he sort of grows on her, and as he does he grows on you, too. And then suddenly you realize that you love him, that strange boy.
I think The Raven Cycle is best described by a quote used by Maggie Stiefvater herself:
“More than anything, the journal wanted. It wanted more than it could hold, more than words could describe, more than diagrams could illustrate. Longing burst from the pages, in every frantic line and every hectic sketch and every dark-printed definition. There was something pained and melancholy about it.”
Please bear with me that my life is very hard right now because I have to hand in two essays before my birthday, go to uni, go to work and be in love with Gansey! Let me know if you‘re going through the same, so we can make a Maggie Stiefvater book club!
Have a great 10th of December!