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. THIS BOOK! The struggle is real waiting for The Raven King, you have no idea!!! It’s being released two days after St. Mark’s Eve, which to me just seems cruel. Whose development were you disappointed with?

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    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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