Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Published by Scholastic on 09/17/2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Narrator: Will Patton
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...
Why is it so hard to review a book you absolutely loved? I’ve been waiting to write my review of The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater for about a week (not something I usually do) hoping for inspiration on the best way to get my thoughts out there, but unfortunately I’m still not sure. Suffice it to say that I loved The Dream Thieves, and pardon me while I struggle to share my feelings for this book.
The Dream Thieves picks up shortly after the events if The Raven Boys with Gansey, Adam, Ronan, Noah and Blue still searching for Welsh King Glendower. And Gansey, Adam, Noah and Blue (and Ronan himself) are learning more about Ronan’s special ability of bringing things out of his dreams.
Ronan is such an interesting character. He is so direct, which isn’t really a bad thing, but he can be crass too while he goes about it. But Ronan can also be very giving, but in his own way. Ronan’s life has been anything but easy the last few years, and I definitely felt a bit sorry for him, even though Ronan would have hated anyone pitying him. His ability to bring things from his dreams added such an interesting aspect to this book, and I loved how that ability tied into Cabeswater.
As much as I wanted to learn about Ronan and his abilities, though, I am still so enamored and in love with Gansey. I’m just fascinated with how Gansey has become such a leader in their group of friends. How he takes care of them as best he can. Gansey is far from perfect, and he definitely makes mistakes, but my love for him in FIERCE! There were times when Adam annoyed me so much, but I think, more than anything, it was because Adam was hurting Gansey (although certainly not meaning to).
I’m still curious about what is going on with Adam, and I hope that he comes to terms with it. And Noah is as sweet and adorable as ever. I really like Noah’s and Ronan’s relationship. It just seems so sweet and fun. I have to say that the person I am most ambivalent about is Blue. I think she’s interesting, but really, I’m not reading the book for her. I like knowing about her because she is close to the boys, but otherwise, eh.
Stiefvater introduces some new villains in The Dream Thieves who were very interesting additions to the series. I found the Gray Man particularly interesting, and I hope we get to learn more about him in the future. And, as always, Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is just as beautiful as fans of hers would expect. She really knows how to tell a story. I do think I liked The Raven Boys more than The Dream Thieves, but I still loved this book so much and I cannot wait to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue, which will happen very soon!