Just as beautiful as the last: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater [REVIEW]

17370618The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater
Series: The Raven Cycle#2
First published in September 2013
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Source: Purchased
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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…

This series, guys. This series. This is the type of thing I wish I could write. 

I don’t know what to say about this to be honest, because a lot of it will just be echoing my review of The Raven Boys, because the plot is still just as fantastic, the writing is just as stunning, and the characters are just as lovable. I don’t have any superlatives left. 

In this book we delve much deeper into the character of Ronan, as the plot surrounds him and his ability to bring stuff from dreams out into reality. That alone is an insanely cool concept. He took a pet raven from a dream, how awesome is that? 

I already liked Ronan after reading the first book, but this one really fleshes out his character and makes him more likeable; he’s not just a bad boy trope, he’s a person and he has reasons. Can I just say though, I caught onto his sexuality already in the first book as I mentioned in my review then. I’m not sure what clued me in, I’ll have to reread it to see, but I knew it. 10 points for Gryffindor. Now I’m waiting for him and Adam to hook up, because I want to be right about that as well. Don’t spoil me! 

Theory 2:  Gansey is Glendower. This is another theory I had while reading book 1, I’m unsure if I mentioned it in my review or not but I’m mentioning it now. My theory still stands strong, so we’ll see. 

Also can I say, this book had some real creepy moments that honestly chilled me. Like when they went to the place Ronan grew up and found all the immobile, but not dead, cows and birds… Cue the hairs on the back of my neck standing up because that was freaky. The explanation to this was great and made perfect sense to me. Once again, I love this whole concept, it’s unique af. 

Adam. Adam needed a slap in this one. But I understand his situation and I always thought character development where a sweet character turns sour, so to speak, is really interesting. Ronan, make this boy happy. 

I’m a bit iffy about the insta-lovey relationship between Blue’s mother and The Grey Man. That felt a bit strange to me. HOWEVER, I like that the YA mom gets to have a bit of a romance for once, even if I was screaming at her to get away from this man because HELLO, WHO WOULD DATE A HITMAN ARE YOU OKAY MAURA??? 

Once again, I don’t know how to review this because it was just as good as the last book. I might start Blue Lily, Lily Blue right after I post this. There were blue lilies in Ronan’s old house, WHAT DOES IT MEAN. 

 

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