Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

This is a review for book 2 in the Raven Cycle, so if you haven't read book one, The Raven Boys, there are spoilers ahead. 

The search for Glendower continues, not with out a few bumps of course. First off, Adam is more distant than ever especially now that he's on his own and is the one who awakened the ley line. Noah can't stay around for too long, and keeps fading in and out. Gansey is a focused as ever, but with Cabeswater gone, his disappointment grows. And then there is Blue, still cursed with knowing if she kisses her true love he will die. But is her true love really Adam?

Then there is Ronan. Ronan has a few questions. For starters, why would his father forbid him to go to the home he loved so much after his death? Ronan is not against breaking rules, but his older brother Declan is convinced Ronan will ruin it for all of three of the Lynch brothers. Next, why or how can he take things from his dreams? It's not easy, and he can't really control it, but sometimes when he dreams he comes back with the things he saw in his dream. And finally, what will he ever do with the set of keys to Gansey's car, which he is forbidden to drive, that he dreamed of?

With the ley line activated, and all out of sorts, things aren't as they were before. And with the Grey Man looking for the Greywaren, something that is attached to Ronan's father, and perhaps Ronan himself, laying low becomes more important.With new foes, new challenges and perhaps some changing alliances, Glendower takes a backseat to drag racing and fixing the ley line. Blue's family is also brought more into the hunt, and it's not just Ronan who is dealing with secrets.

The Dream Thieves is a satisfying sequel to The Raven Boys. Author Maggie Stiefvater is truly a master at creating dreamy worlds with adventure. The next book isn't out until October, so either wait patiently, or check out some books by Libba Bray or Laini Taylor in the mean time!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Now reading Matthew Quick's new book, which is really not YA at all!)

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