maggie stiefvater

The Dream Thieves.

If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

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.


Unlike the first book in this series, which focused on Adam, the sequel is more or less about Ronan. Ronan is one of the raven boys who befriended Gansey when the latter came to Henrietta and Aglionby. Turns out, fate put these two together since Ronan is a crucial part of Gansey’s quest to find his king.

“He was brother to a liar and brother to an angel, son of a dream and son of a dreamer.”

Ronan is the cliffhanger in The Raven Boys. He’s already aware of the fact that he can take things out of his dreams. He says so at the end of the first book. In The Dream Thieves we come to understand how and why. It also gives us more insight to Ronan as a person. I missed that in The Raven Boys even though it was told from various POVs. This book does that too but among the others, Ronan POV rises up more often.

The Dream Thieves takes us a little deeper into the search for Glendower. The tone of the series is gradually getting darker and darker. More people are searching for the Ley Line and its mysteries and therefore a hit man is send to Henrietta. This man is searching for something called a Greywaren but instead of reading about his search only, you read about his life as a hit man as well. Which is a very interesting addition. In the end, he’s the person who lures the people rivaling Gansey away from whatever’s on the ley line.
The life on 300 Fox Way takes a turn for the worse too. Adam and Persephone are often off together to fix up the ley line. Ronan seeks help to try and understand his ability and its connection to the ley line. And all the while Blue still struggles with the knowledge about Gansey’s death. Her relationship with Adam is under strong pressure. The change he went through because of the ley line has made him withdrawn. His anger an ever present emotion that bubbles up whenever he’s agitated.

I never really shipped Adam and Blue anyway. I’m all for Ronan and Adam, though *hihi*

*ships the HELL out of these two*

There’s a lot going on in The Dream Thieves concerning the search for Glendower. Many things are discovered and uncovered. Secrets will unfold and distant pasts will rise up for discussion and so on. Every chapter is a step closer to finding Glendower. The anticipation of the boys is almost tangible in the pages. Everything they feel, whether it’s fear or joy, you feel too and I love that. I love it so much. Again, Maggie amazes me with her incredibly talented writing. She’s so descriptive in a way that will never make it too draggy or too boring. Her writing is like having Henrietta pop up from the book. It feels like I can dive right in and actually be in that town, smell the trees of Cabeswater and hear the Camaro’s engine rumbling. And to read a book like that… WOW

I give this book 5 stars. I’m literally unable to give it anything less because of its epicness.

With love,
Leanne

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