The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover, 439 pages
Rating: ★★★★★
Find it here: Goodreads || Book Depository

I’m almost regretting waiting so long to get into this series, that’s how much I’m enjoying myself as I read these books. The first one was a lot of fun, and that fun didn’t stop in the second book even a little. The only reason I’m glad I waited is the fact I don’t have to wait forever and a day for the final book, but that’s my only saving grace right now. I absolutely adore this series.

This doesn’t feel like a bridge book in the slightest like I had been somewhat afraid it would, which I’m not sure is because that’s only a thing that happens with trilogies (is it?), or if it’s because I just really enjoy these books. There was plenty of plot in this one for me and a good amount of character development, with character additions and subtractions that I was perfectly okay with. (Well. Mostly. I kind of wish a certain someone had more development, but I’m okay with what happened. Mostly.)

I find myself only enjoying the boys the more I read about them and see things from their eyes, and, in fact, I find myself enjoying all of the characters in the series. I don’t particularly hate anyone for one reason or another, even if I’m not supposed to like them. I didn’t like Whelk from the first book, sure, but this time I can’t find any huge faults to loath anyone for, even the characters who clearly don’t have their head screwed on quite right. I love the interactions and thoughts we’re given, and the little side scenes are just as good as the main plot-driven ones. My favorite scenes were the ones with Noah in them because, let’s face it, Noah is a precious cinnamon roll and is far too good for this world.

Which, I guess, is why he’s dead. If he turns evil I’ll be very upset.

The plot twists in this segment of the series were pretty predictable and, while I kind of wish they hadn’t been so I could be a little more shocked at the developments, I’m not particularly upset I was able to guess them. I have a feeling I won’t be able to for much longer. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.

Thanks for reading!

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11 thoughts on “The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

    1. Kavinsky’s! I kind of wished what happened to him hadn’t happened so I could see more development of his character, but I’m mostly okay with how the story turned. (Again, mostly.)

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      1. Oh, I HATED him! I enjoyed hating him, honestly. He was such a good lesson for Ronan on how to not take things too far. I worry about Ronan on a daily basis. I live within 2 hours of where the story is set, so I kinda feel like it could be real!

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      2. Man, I swear everyone lives in or around VA! I used to, but then I moved to FL… but, since all of my friends live in VA, I visit there once a year at least. It’s so pretty there!

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