The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
YA ∴ Fantasy > Magic, Paranormal
Published September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
Hardback ∴ 439 pages
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…
Woah. This was an adventure for sure. So much more action in such a short period of time. I’ve nearly forgotten what happened at the beginning of the book because the last 100 pages were a roller coaster of action and emotions. There was more individual attention rather than focusing on the group as a whole, and I found that pretty important.
I can’t wait to see how this whole story pans out because so much is going on and ALL of it is relevant. There isn’t much I can say without spoiling everything, unfortunately. I enjoyed this book much more than the first. Maybe because I knew the world more, maybe because there was so much character development and plot movement, I don’t know, but I loved it. I’m trying to tear through these so I don’t get any Raven King spoilers across my dash.
We get to learn more about Ronan and Gansey meeting each other, we see more of Maura, Persephone, and Calla – the best moms ever, and Chainsaw should get her own spinoff series because she’s adorable (maybe my fav character).
So, if you haven’t tried this series yet, or gave up in the first one TRY AGAIN! I promise you it’s worth it! I couldn’t even hint at what happens at the end because it’s so unbelievable and crazy that it would ruin everything. GET ON IT!
∴ 5* stars ∴
*3 on GR because of problematic stuff encountered after initial review