Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater


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..

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

I don’t know what it is about this book and its predecessor The Raven Boys, but I am absolutely in love with the series. Instead of rushing through this book, I took my time, wanting to savor not only the lovely writing but also the fantastic cast of characters.

The plot is intricately woven and you must have read the first book before diving in. Honestly, I feel like I should have reread The Raven Boys before revisiting Gansey and his friends’ quest for Glendower. It would’ve been helpful having a refresher to remember the large cast of secondary characters and their different supernatural abilities. However, a few chapters in, I was captivated once again.

Dream Thieves almost has a gothic feel to it—the writing is haunting and beautiful. I’m a huge fan of the author’s style and I’m certainly interested in checking out her other series. The dialogue is also full of wit and I loved the humor immersed in the characters’ interactions. Descriptions of ley lines may not sound that interesting, but I became invested because of how much I connected with all of the characters.

This novel centers mostly on Ronan and I liked finding out more about his family history. I felt like he was in the background for most of the first book and this book really was his story. But no worries, all the other central figures have a strong presence in the book including Blue, Adam, Gansey and Noah. Some of the characters are beginning to crack under the pressures of Cadeswater and Glendower and I really hope everyone gets a happy ending (I believe there will be four books in total).

I honestly can say that this is a must-read series. It is original and fun and the story stays with you long after you finish the book. It’s YA, but it is probably one of the few young adult books that I’d recommend to all ages.  

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this novel for review!


  1. I will be reading this soon :) I'm glad you enjoyed this! I can't wait to start it. Great review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  2. I have a copy of The Raven Boys. Haven't read it yet though. Guess I should get on it, eh? You're kicking it with the reviews lately :) Good job, Heather. WRITE ON!

  3. I loved everything about this book. The writing is gorgeous and quirky and makes me want to keep reading. Stiefvater writes exactly the way that I want to write. The characters are great, and I’m really enjoying seeing each of them develop and grow into new, sometimes better, people. So much happened in this book, but I won’t spoil anything, so I’m not going to go into detail. I have no idea where the story is going next, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.
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