Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle
Previous Book in the Series:
1. The Raven Boys
Date Started: January 24
Date Finished: February 1
Format: ebook from the digital library
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….
Okay. Real question. Do you have to be on some sort of substance to follow a Maggie Stiefvater book? No, really, I want to know. Because here we go again. This is book #5 tht I’ve read by this author and I feel like I’m the one who’s running behind while the book is going on ahead of me. Seriously. The plot in Dream Thieves didn’t really move forward. Instead of trying to find out more about Cabeswater and Glendower, all of that takes a back seat to Ronan and what he told the others at the end of TRB. Apparently, Ronan has the unique ability to take things out of dreams.
Wickedly cool when you think of all the possibilities, but nighmarishly horrifying when you think of the nightmares this kid could have and accidentally bring back to the waking world. In fact, he does bring back a couple of hellish raven monstrosities that have given me nightmares already a few times this week. However, I do have to say the whole thing with his dad? I didn’t see coming.
That being said, a few relationship strides were made in this book. One: Blue and Adam. Thank heavens they’re over. I didn’t really like their relationship to begin with anyway and the fact that Blue couldn’t even tell him about the whole ‘my kiss will kill my true love’ thing was big sign to me that they shouldn’t be together. Two: Adam and Gansey. One thing is for definite in Dream Thieves, Adam really needed to chill the hell out. I felt like every other chapter he was yelling at someone. I’m not sure what this means for their friendship especially because of…. Three: Gansey and Blue. About time. No really. I probably shouldn’t be cheering for this relationship. But I totally am. However, I am with the couple, now that Blue and Adam have called things off they can’t tell him.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Again with the cliffhanger? What does Blue’s mom mean by her cryptic note. Glendower is underground and now I am too? How did she even get there? Damn it. I guess I have to read book 3 to find out.
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