book review: the dream thieves by maggie stiefvater


The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle
Published September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
Genre: fantasy, young adult, paranormal, magic, romance

links: Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

Overall Rating: 4.5/5★

Goodreads summary:

If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.

Of The Raven Boys, Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Maggie Stiefvater’s can’t-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book two.” Now the second book is here, with the same wild imagination, dark romance, and heart-stopping twists that only Maggie Stiefvater can conjure.

The Dream Thieves is SO GOOD?!

Ronan’s dreams are so intriguing and totally out of the world. To create in his sleep and to be haunted by his creation. Ronan’s really special, and I just willingly indulge in his dreams and that world of his. LOOOOOOOOOVE RONAN.


RONAN RONAN RONAN RONAN. there’s finally more of him!! i love his friendship gansey, and sort of friendship with blue. and also he takes care of matthew so well, he’s such a wonderful older brother. the loss that he had to go through with the death of his father. the way he was the last person i thought of that would help someone who isn’t his family or gansey. his character development was so fascinating and satisfying. i’m so happy the book focused on him.

there’s so little of gansey and blue, it frustrated me so much  while i was reading cause i already want them together. and they barely had any time together, and it hurts to much to see blue suffer because she knows she wouldn’t be able to love him like she would want. but JUST CONFESS ALREADY!

i love how blue and maura can just talk about everything and anything, and they know they can depend on each other for support. it’s just so sweet with the rest of the psychics as well, Persephone and calla are more like sisters to blue than motherly figures.

noah is practically invisible. come on, i liked him in the first book. there’s so little of noah, he vanishes without anybody noticing, where have you gone noah!! the scene between noah and ronan made me laugh cry so much, it made me so warm and fuzzy.

adam annoyed the crap out of me, especially after he woke up the ley lines, he’s just getting weirder. however, i also felt sad for him, for all the things he’d to go through and for all the things he went through in this book. but.. just start accepting what your friends want to do for you.

i’m hoping more romance will happen in blue lily, lily blue. now i see how pynch came from, AND PLEASE I WANT GANSEY AND BLUE TO BE TOGETHER ALREADY, but poor adam.

the dream thieves made me laugh quite a few, especially at the boat scene, they are absolutely adorable. the book left me confused but excited about what’s going to happen next. there’s still so many questions unanswered but it’s the beauty of the plot. although it can be baffling, crazy or strange, the plot is fascinating. the characters are messed up but they are so easily loved and understood

Thank you for reading the review! Let me know your thoughts on The Dream Thieves!

love. belle.

“rex corvus, parate regis crovi”


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