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As you might remember, I already put my review to Blue Lily, Lily Blue online on my blog. A few weeks back I found the first part of the Raven Cycle at my town library IN the THRILLER section!
Can you believe it?
I went to one of the two great ladies who take care of everything and told her that that was wrong and asked if she knew that there were two other books out already. She was surprised, said no, but she would of course order the other two and asked me for their titles.
I went home with the first one in my big bag and got, to my utter surprise, only a few days later a note that I could pick them up because she had put both on hold for me.
Yes, those two ladies do a great job and I can´t thank them enough for what they always try do make possible, even if it means that they have to do a lot of extra work to make us readers happy.
The day when I found out that Cassandra Clare was writing about Emma Carstairs, the young girl I was very impressed with during the plot of City of Heavenly Fire was a happy day for me. I wrote about those exiting news in the forum where I write my German reviews for and where I had already made the reservation for the City of – series and already reviewed. I had kept the reservation in case something like that would happen; you never know *smile*. And god knows I am not giving up that reservation by choice *smile*.
Now to have the book here in my hands, to see how Emma is dealing with everything what happened in the five years since the ending of City of Heavenly Fire and to see how Mark is or Jules and the kids, that is just fantastic.
My bought books
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by 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 the can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can dissapear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
It´s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn´t lead her in treacherous directions ...
Making things even more complicated, Julian´s brother Mark - who was captured by the faeries five years ago - has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is mudering their kind - and they need the Shadowhunters´help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn´t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them?
Will faeries really allow it?
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad´s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph´s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected beginns to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she´d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It´s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid´s life as retribution for the many lives he´s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?