review: the dream thieves by maggie stiefvater

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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: ★★★★★

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.

edited on: 17 jan 2018

I fell harder in love with The Raven Boys and Blue. They’ll forever be kept in my heart because they’re so damn precious, charismatic and genuine.

At the end ofThe Raven Boys we found out that Ronan is a very special dreamer. I love his creations. I just willingly indulge myself in his dreams and his dream world. In the first book, most of the time Ronan is annoyed, irritated and hot-headed but we don’t really know why. We know something, many things, are bothering him but with Cabeswater having most of the book time, he just seem to dislike almost everything and that’s it. Despite that, I loved Ronan because he was so different from the rest but felt that I couldn’t connect or understand him as much as I could relate with the others.

In The Dream Thieves, we get to know him better and I loved reading about his inner monologue and the things he did. If I say anymore, I’d be spoiling you. What you need to know is, Ronan is so precious and in spite of his exterior, he’s really a sweet guy inside. His character development was incredibly fascinating and satisfying. I’m ecstatic that the book focused on him this time.

One thing I really loved about The Raven Cycle in general (I’ve read it once before) is the mother-daughter relationship between Maura and Blue. They can talk about anything and everything, and their mutual dependency of each other for support and love is so heart-warming. Actually, I loved all the relationship/family connections in the 300 Fox Way household. As sharp-tongued as Calla is or as peculiar as Persephone is, I loved how much they’re able to provide advice and assistance to one another.

After Adam woke up the ley lines, becoming the eyes and ears for Cabeswater made his emotions go all over the place and that got the best of him which annoyed me so much. However, this is building Adam for being a greater part in this whole waking-up-Glendower adventure. He’s finally letting out all the things has been boiling and kept under his skin for so long but it makes the situation quite messy for himself.

Other than the extremely heart-warming family relationships, friendships and potential romance, I cannot forget to applaud Maggie Stiefvater for creating such a magical and unique world, characters and plot. Maggie Stiefvater writes hilarious scenes without underwhelming the severity of everything. Her writing is addicting and entertaining. I can’t recommend the entire series to you enough mainly because I’m in love with it all.


That’s all for my review! I did an entire new review because I thought the first one didn’t do the book or my love for it justice. Let me know what you think about The dream thieves!

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“What do you want, Adam?
To feel awake when my eyes are open.

 

 

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