The Dream Thieves- Book Review

Title: The Dream Thieves

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

★★★★★

Plot:

This book is the sequel to The Raven Boys, so if you haven’t read that, don’t read this review! You can find my review of The Raven Boys here.

This book focused more on Ronan, which is great, because he is an amazing character.  Ronan is a greywaren, able to dream things into existence.  It also focused on Cabeswater, and the search for Glendower, but this book felt more character driven than the first book.  We really got to see who Ronan is, especially in relation to the other characters.  It is beautifully written, because it was written my Maggie Stiefvater and everything she writes is incredible.

 

Characters:

Ronan is prickly and ferocious, but protective of his friends and family, especially his younger brother, Mathew.  He doesn’t get along with his older brother, Declan.  We learn more about Ronan’s father in this book, and how Ronan was his father’s favorite, and how his death affected and changed Ronan.

We are introduced to some new characters in this book- the Gray man, a hitman who was hired to retrieve the greywaren from Henrietta.  He was hired by Greenmantle, who is a rich collector of mysterious and magical objects.  His wife, Piper, is bored by Henrietta.  The Gray man is lead to 300 fox way, and the psychics that reside inside.

We also have the Raven Boys: Ronan, Adam, Gansey, Noah, and Blue.  Adam, who is gaunt, fair, and carries the weight of the world on his shoulders.  Noah, smudgy and dealing with not being all there.  Gansey, rich and kind, a king amongst men.  Blue, the non-psychic, the only girl in their group, clever and quick.  I love the relationship between all of them, their friendships.

Opinion:

I loved everything about this book.  I could read this series over and over, and not get tired of them. Here are some of my favorite quotes, because the writing is beautiful and I am not over it.

“As if he had meant to say another word entirely- something like knife or poison or revenge- and then swapped it out for Ronan’s name at the last moment.”

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them.  Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness.  Her raven boys.”

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