Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Magical Realism
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.
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This is one of the best sequels I’ve ever read.
After the first book, I wasn’t sure where Maggie Stiefvater would take it. I thought it would end up being one of those series that is stretched out way too long. But it’s totally not!
There was never a dull moment, and the storyline was constantly twisting and turning.
In this book, we really start hearing about Ronan’s past, and more about his ability. I liked this insight, and it gives me a different perspective of his character.
We not only hear more about Ronan, but we also hear about Gansey’s family, and Blue’s. I loved seeing the contrast in their family life, and it really showed up in their relationship.
And Adam! Oh, Adam… He really had a lot of character growth, and he has most definitely changed since the first book. I’m really excited to see where he goes, and what his role is.
I must admit, I had high hopes for Kavinsky. I was sure there was going to be something there for me to grab onto…but there wasn’t. It was a bit disappointing, but over all it wasn’t soul-crushing.
Now that I’m totally into the writing style, this book keeps getting faster and more interesting. Even if you didn’t love the first book, definitely give this one a try.
I had to force myself to stop reading so I could order the third book, just because I didn’t want to finish the second and have to wait.