Monday, February 24, 2014

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Review

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

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...
I don't know what is it about these books that every time I finish them I feel like a part of me goes with them. Dramatic, right? I'm in love with this series. The thing is that I don't remember feeling this way about Maggie's previous books. I loved The Wolves of Mercy Falls series (except for book 3), and I didn't like The Scorpio Races. But I feel different about The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves! The Raven Cycle is up there with my favorite series ever.

When I first started this book I was so confused, and the same happen to me with book 1. But once I got into it and relaxed my brain everything made sense, and I just didn't want to leave the characters and their world. It's like my brain has two different settings. Setting #1 is for regular books. Setting #2 is for books like this one. With the books in setting #2,  I can't just start reading and understand what's happening. I have to submerge myself in the world. I have to think like one of the characters. I have to be them. The Dream Thieves demands to be your one and only priority when you read. That made it a lot harder to let go of the characters when I finished it.

In The Dream Thieves,  we are introduced to new characters. At first I was a little afraid because I thought that these characters would mess up the chemistry between the old characters. But that didn't happen. The friendship between Blue and the boys grew even more. The new characters brought a new dynamic to this book. I even liked crazy Kavinsky. That guy was a psycho and kind of funny at the same time. I particularly enjoyed the scenes with the Gray Man and Blue's mom Maura. Their conversations were really funny and full of tension.

One of the aspects I love about The dream Thieves is the relationships between the characters. Maura and her mom don't have secrets between each other. They can read one another so well. It's beautiful to see that in a young adult novel. Another important relationship I have to mention is between Gansey, Adam, Roanan and Noah. These guys love each other so much. They would do anything to protect each other. It's lovely to read about this kind of friendship.

The Dream Thieves was a great addition to the series. The plot was amazing, and I'm very happy with the twist and secrets I learned. I'm also very excited with where Maggie is taking Ronan's character. Ahhhhhh! I can't wait for the next book!

Note: Did you guys know that Will Patton is the audiobook's narrator? I LOVE him! 


  1. Glad to hear you loved it Bethzaida! I have this one and the first one on my shelf to read. Sounds like it's super confusing but worth it in the end. Lovely review.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  2. I loved this book too! I like the point you make about how it's like different from other books - just the way you slide into the world, very well expressed :)

  3. yes yes yes! I had a bit of trouble getting into TRB at first too, but then it all came together and I was totally hooked. I loved TDT--I thought it was even better than the first book, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it, too. Now we just have to wait for book three. *sigh*

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  4. I really need to get my hands on this book! I remember reading The Raven Boys and absolutely loving it (I even got nightmares about it at one point!). Lovely review, Beth.


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