Friday, September 13, 2013

Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves
(The Raven Cycle #2)
by Maggie Stiefvater
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Publication Date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780545424943
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Netgalley

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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... (Goodreads)
Last year, I had the pleasure to read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. So, of course, I jumped on the opportunity to review the much anticipated sequel, The Dream Thieves. The book definitely did not disappoint.

The Dream Thieves pick up right where The Raven Boys leaves off. Blue, and her Raven Boys, Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah still on the hunt for Glendower, but life is throwing difficult obstacles in their paths.  Ronan’s character grew the most through the book, I believe. We watch as he discovers strengths and talents that he didn’t know he possessed. I was a bit scared for him at times. Adam seems to be having the toughest time of the boys. After what he went through in the previous book, he seems to be letting anger run his life. I absolutely love the relationship between Gansey and Blue. Without giving much away, let’s just say there is a really intense moment between the two, and it was well worth the wait.  Noah is pretty much just Noah, and I love him for it.

I really enjoyed the secondary characters in the book. Blue has an amazing houseful of women that she lives with, even when they get on her nerves more often than not. It’s a great support system to have. A new character in the book is the ever mysterious Mr. Grey. He really took me by surprised, and ended up being a character that I really enjoyed.  All of these characters blended so well with the main characters to make the book an amazing character driven novel.

The storyline for the book was fantastic, and even educational. I had no idea that the story of Glendown was true until recently, and I’ve found it quite fascinating. The book is told through multiple viewpoints, and I love that we get to see little peaks into everyone’s mind, even Mr. Grey.

Overall, this was a really hard review to write without giving something away!  Let’s just say, if you enjoyed reading The Raven Boys, you will definitely enjoy this book.  If you haven’t read The Raven Boys yet, you definitely need to check the series out!

Happy Reading!

Books in this Series:

The Raven Boys | The Dream Thieves


  1. I highly enjoyed The Raven Boys. But here's the thing. I started reading The Dream Thieves and couldn't remember a darned thing about The Raven Boys. I didn't remember who was who (except for Blue and Gansey) or why they were all obsessed with Glendower. So I've put it down for now. But I'll pick it back up soon!

    1. Mary, I had the same problem, and someone was kind enough to point me to this website,, where there is a recap written by Maggie! It was definitely helpful.

  2. Great review. I really enjoyed this too. Wish there was more of Blue and Gansey though.

  3. I WILL read this book. I am so happy it's been receiving amazing reviews! Ronan is easily my favorite Raven Boy, so the focus on him works well in my favor :> Great post~

  4. I'm really excited to read The Dream Thieves! I loved The Raven Boys so can't wait to find out what happens next. Looking forward to seeing what happens between Gansey and Blue! Really glad you enjoyed this, thanks for the fab review! :)

  5. I agree, writing the review for this was tough for me too! I loved getting insight into everyone's mind but i still missed having Gansey and Blue as the main characters. I was also surprised when i found out the story of Glendown is true!

    great review,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  6. The reviews were you have to struggle not to give things away usually mean the book was fantastic! I still need to read The Raven Boys, so I skimmed your review to get your feel from this one. Yay for another great Maggie book! I also have Shiver I want to read soon.

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  7. I am so excited for this sequel as I loved the first book and the buzz for this second is unbelievable-I only hope it can live up to my expectations!


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