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text 2017-04-16 20:14
Reading progress update: I've read 127 out of 391 pages.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

I love this series I heard its becoming a tv show 

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review 2017-02-26 16:34
DNF @ 38%
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1) - Maggie Stiefvater,Will Patton

It's not that the narrator is bad, per se, his voice just doesn't fit the story or characters very well. He sounds 60-something, and this is a book about teenagers, and he has that kind of smoky, gravely voice that I suppose would work good with, IDK, campfire stories but isn't quite up to snuff for this book.

 

Also, I'm kind of annoyed that Blue, the only prominent female protag, is limited to a plotline surrounding her relationship status, or lack thereof, while Gansey gets a whole quest story. And Blue's power is to enhance other people's powers so isn't even useful to herself, which means she's going to end up helping Gansey on his quest to find the ley lines and yadda yadda yadda.

 

Maybe I'll come back and try this later in ebook format, but it's not something I'm feeling compelled to finish now.

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review 2017-02-17 00:00
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4)
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) - Maggie Stiefvater He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn’t want it to be over.
He kept walking.
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review 2017-02-13 00:00
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater This is a good study in characters. And linguistics. Slower than its predecessor, I enjoyed it. The last 30% makes up for the lack of action of the first 70%, and it predictably ends with a cliffhanger. No worries though, because the tetralogy is complete.

More that I would expect from YA. The story is indeed complex enough to straddle the line between adult and YA, though the protagonists are teenagers and many of their anxieties relate to coming of age issues. Also, this is not a romance book. Kudos to the author.


Humans were so circular; they lived the same slow cycles of joy and misery over and over, never learning. Every lesson in the universe had to be taught billions of times, and it never stuck.
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review 2017-02-09 00:00
The Dream Thieves
The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater Blue's household is a masterpiece. The writing is beautiful and the storytelling is worth every page of this book. This is fast becoming one of the best YA series I've read in a while.


A secret is a strange thing.

There are three kinds of secrets. One is the sort everyone knows about, the sort you need at least two people for. One to keep it. One to never know. The second is a harder kind of secret: one you keep from yourself. Every day, thousands of confessions are kept from their would-be confessors, none of these people knowing that their never-admitted secrets all boil down to the same three words: I am afraid.

And then there is the third kind of secret, the most hidden kind. A secret no one knows about. Perhaps it was known once, but was taken to the grave. Or maybe it is a useless mystery, arcane and lonely, unfound because no one ever looked for it.

Sometimes, some rare times, a secret stays undiscovered because it is something too big for the mind to hold. It is too strange, too vast, too terrifying to contemplate.

All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or kept-from, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches —that’s what will be left at the end of it all.
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