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!