Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication Date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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…
Thanks to Alexa I read The Raven Boys last summer and I loved it. I hated the fact that I had to wait for the sequel to come out. Don’t you just hate waiting?! Well after Katelyn over at Kate’s Tales Of Books and Bands posted an instagram picture and after telling her jealous I was she was a total sweetheart and said I could borrow it. I was so excited to get it in the mail and although it took me longer than I was hoping to finish (just couldn’t find the time) I am extremely grateful I didn’t have to wait anymore. Unfortunately now I have to wait forever for the third one.
I loved getting to dive back in and see how Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Noah were doing. Sadly, there wasn’t too much of Noah but plenty was going on with the rest of the crew with Ronan being the center of this books conflicts. Of course, the gang are still looking for Glendower but they find it very difficult to make further progress and not everyone is on the same page for what should be done next. As some begin to drift farther apart others continue to become closer. More characters were thrown into the mix making everything much more interesting. Looking forward to seeing how future connection/relationships turn out.
From the Raven Boys it is obvious Ronan has a lot going on in his head. He’s angry, confused, and ultimately needs answers. He is definitely his own worst enemy but he has a big heart. His love for the people he finds important in life is very apparent. In Dream Thieves you really get to see more of how he feels and what the cause of all his torment is. He has to face a lot in this book on so many levels. Ronan just can’t seem to escape the monsters in his head and that makes for an incredibly sad/exciting/suspenseful story. It really adds to their incomplete journey.
I really can’t say much more. So much went on when at the same time not much was accomplished. Just more and more information and pieces of the puzzle revealed bringing them farther away and closer to their goals all at the same time. The characters are continuing to grow and show who they are. Things are getting more complicated but more obvious the farther along we get. There is little romance in this book so if that is what you are looking for it’s still not happening. The hints to something more are beginning to pop up but there is more to the book then this and it is over in a blink of an eye. That don’t mean it had any less pf an impact though. I just know this group has a lot ahead of them and it won’t be easy. I can’ wait to continue this series.