Published: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...
Last year I fell in love with The Raven Boys and it's been one those books that hasn't left me since, so my expectations for The Dream Thieves were extremely high. So high that I was a little worried that I would be disappointed. But I had no reason to worry because Maggie Stiefvater is the author of this fabulous series.
One of the best things about this series has to be the characters. Every character has a story to tell and I just love that. The raven boys, specifically Ronan, are my favorite characters. Mainly because there is so much depth and thought put into these characters. I love their relationships with each other and how even though they are all so different and from different backgrounds, they are like brothers. I was very excited that Ronan and his ability was the main focus of this book.
All the characters have grown since the start of this series, but none more than Adam. He isn't my favorite, but I still love him. His determination to be independent and to make something of himself is inspiring. Out of all the characters, Adam seems to have had the most difficult childhood, but he doesn't complain and he doesn't want Ronan, Gansey, or Blue's pity.
The concept of taking things out of dreams was completely new to me. The dream objects that Ronan brings back are pretty amazing and it makes me really wish that I could do something like that. I also enjoyed the mystery surrounding Cabeswater.
I know that many people were disappointed by the lack of romance in the last book, but I was not one of those people. It's refreshing to read a Young Adult book that doesn't focus on the romance. There's a little bit of romance in this book and it nearly made me cry.
Every twist in this book kept me on the edge of my seat. The only reason I put the book down was because I didn't want it to be over too quickly.
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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