Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Book Review: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Source: Personal Collection
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...
I was eagerly anticipating the release of this book, having absolutely loved The Raven Boys. I enjoyed this one as well, although not quite as much as the first. I did really love it though! It was just a bit more..mystical, with a lot of Ronan and not enough Adam or Noah or Blue for me.
This book centers on Ronan, and his family. Ronan has a secret, which he shares only with his father, and one surprise person. We learn why he is at Aglionby, what happened to his dad, about his mother and his brothers, and mostly about him.
Weaved within Ronan's story, we still have all the major players, dancing around their story lines, waiting their turns while Ronan takes the spotlight. Blue is sorting our her feelings and emotions, kissing in particular, while Gansey continues his search for the Welsh King he is obsessed with finding. Adam is Adam, poor and perfect (as Buttercup would say- and I agree), and Noah just plain breaks my heart. We also learn more about the Grey Man, who is frightening but also vulnerable as well. But Ronan is for sure the star of this book, which I guess is why he is on the cover.
The Dream Thieves was very mystical and fey, with dream thieves and dream worlds, and dream people you think are real. I really really liked it, and I think it is a wonderful follow up to the Raven Boys. Now I have to wait all over again, for the next one!