Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NOT Waiting on Wednesday (#1)

Maybe you've noticed that instead of reading WoW, this meme reads Not WoW? Worry not: you're not going crazy, you're not hallucinating, it really does say that! You've got to admit that WoW posts every week can get kind of boring, right? So what better way to get to know your blogger better than to find out a book they're NOT waiting for!

This week's pick is:

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 416 pages

The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

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.

Why I'm NOT Waiting...

I've noticed 'Blue Lily, Lily Blue' on almost everyone blogger's WoW post in the last few months, and every time my reaction has been something along the lines of really, I'm not that excited for it. I was just as psyched as everyone else after reading the first book, 'The Raven Boys'. I read that book not for the mystery, but because a girl, whose kisses are cursed to kill, falls in love. At the end of that book, I was excited for the second one, eager to read the romance that was sure to unfold in it. The thing is, it didn't, or at least not enough for me to remember - or enjoy - it. I distinctly remember the struggle it was to finish the second installment, and while the mystery turned out pretty good at the end, it wasn't enough. Call me shallow, but I am a romance junkie at heart. Of course, I will end up reading this book just like everyone else. Only thing is, I'm not excited to read about it, and I definitely won't be counting the days until the release date. The good part about that, however, is that since I have little to no expectations for this final book, it's likely I'll end up enjoying it after I pick it up and realize it is better than I had hoped (hopefully this isn't just wishful thinking).