The Compulsive Reader: Blue Lily, Lily Blue Tarot Tour: The Devil

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blue Lily, Lily Blue Tarot Tour: The Devil

Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle is one of the most enticing, magical, and artfully-written YA series that I follow. It's also one of the most complicated, twisty, and maddening (in a good, oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-that-just-happened way). To celebrate the release of the third book in the series, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, bloggers from all around the YA lit worlds are doing a Tarot reading of the series so far.

Today's card is...

The Devil

(Maggie Stiefvater drew that. She's such a multi-faceted artist!)

The Devil card is a tricky card. It might not be as ominous as you think. Here's what it means according to this source:
"When the Devil card appears in a reading it usually shows that you are not in control of your life, sometimes as a result of your own actions, but more often as a byproduct of inaction. This loss of control often leads to loss of hope, and a lack of faith in your own abilities. Sometimes ignorance and materialism are the tools of the Devil, and those traits will be evident if you focus on worldly possessions and power while ignoring the spiritual power you have inside of you. As a result, your creativity and energy can be seriously impaired, and you may not wish to regain control of yourself."
Oh, Adam. I love Adam, even when his pride and hang-ups and insecurity and fierce determination to not accept any help, ever, even if it means getting beaten to death makes me want to punch him myself.

But then there's RONAN. Ronan who's messed up and is ruled by his secrets and demons and keeps stealing expensive cars out of his dreams and racing them and wrecking them, because CARS. He's got a lot to overcome, too.

Heck, they all do. What I love about Maggie's books is that each and every character is fully developed, complicated, and dealing with their own inner demons in really interesting ways. Things get REAL interesting in this series, and frankly, I'm terrified to see where these characters will end up. (Please don't kill Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan...oh wait, Noah is already dead...um...) But I am also crazy-excited! Bring on Blue Lily, Lily Blue and untitled book four!

About Blue Lily, Lily Blue:

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.

Follow the tour, and check out the Pinterest page to see all of the tarot cards! Learn more about the series on the official site.

Have some opinions about what the Devil card means for the Raven Cycle? Share in the comments, and don't forget to enter to win a set of all three books, plus a Maggie Tarot deck of your very own!


Unknown said...

Hmmm what it could mean for the raven cycle?
Maybe it could be Blue? You know maybe she becomes afraid or losing that control with Ganesy? And killing him when she doesn't mean too. Maybe. Just maybe.

Unknown said...

and I think I may have entered the contest twice on accident I hope that doesn't matter >.<

Christina Fiorelli said...

Christina R. in the form

Definitely Adam. He's got so much to deal with and so much to fight for!

thank you so very much :)

looloolooweez said...

Hm, I think maybe Ronan is a good fit for this card. But the card could really apply to any of them!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :)

Markella said...

I think the card could be talking about any of the characters. They all feel a loss of control in some way. Blue with her prophecy, Gansey with his unending need to find the King, Ronan with his dreams and Adam with his whole life basically. I haven't read Blue Lily, Blue Lily yet, but that's what I got from the first two books :-)

Unknown said...

The Devil must be the sleeper who must not be woken, right?