Monday, November 25, 2013
The Dream Thieves
The Raven Boys, the first book in this cycle, is undeniably fantastic – so if you have yet to read it, check out my review here and then go grab a copy, you crazy person!!!
In other words, you may want to avoid this review of the second book until you’ve already sunk your teeth into book one. Only looking out for you, bibliophile!
Final chance to turn away…
Blue and her Raven Boys all have secrets.
Ronan’s is that he can steal things from dreams.
While Blue, haunted Ronan, damaged Adam and the always-charismatic Gansey continue their search for the dead king Glendower amidst the enigmatic ley lines of their small town, Ronan begins to realize that his ability to take things out of his dreams may be an ability sought after by others.
And may be connected to his father’s brutal murder…
Okay, this synopsis is pretty bare-bones, I agree.
But, really, if you read The Raven Boys (um, you better have since you’re reading this!!), should you really want more?
All I knew is that I HAD TO READ The Dream Thieves.
It almost wasn’t a choice – more of a bibliophile compulsion.
Anywho, Maggie Stiefvater has done it again. She is now firmly cemented in my I-have-to-read-everything-by-her-no-matter-what category.
The Dream Thieves is written in words that wrap you up into them. There’s a sensation of magic, of mystery, of longing. The characters can be dark – a few of them have been through very dark things – and they are oftentimes deeply flawed, but oh so sympathetic and real-feeling.
Presenting switching viewpoints keeps The Dream Thieves moving, while maintaining a carefully moderated pace – never ceasing to be magnetic and utterly compelling.
Personally, mixing mythology and fantasy elements with such a purely character driven yearning, friendship and romance is irresistible – when done so very right, as it is here.
I was already anticipating book three before book two was over!
The Dream Thieves is heartbreaking, upsetting, but oh-so-well-written, hypnotizing and stunning.
Give. Me. Book. Three.