Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Teen/YA, Urban Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5
The ley lines have been woken, and Gansey is one step closer to finding the old king, Glendower, and awakening him. But dark things are happening, things that can’t be explained: Adam’s temper is off the charts, his anger building, and Ronan’s spending more and more time lost within his bizarre dreams. When the mystical forest of Cabeswater disappears entirely, Gansey and Blue know that they must uncover what is happening before it’s too late.
If the summary above sounds incredibly confusing, then you probably haven’t read the first book in Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys. I raved about that book over at The MindHut—it had compelling characters and was incredibly smart and unique. The sequel, The Dream Thieves, is less bookish and isn’t as steeped in history, but it’s entertaining in its own right. Stiefvater continues the journeys of each of these characters, developing them well. Readers get to see another side to the harsh bad boy Ronan and come to understand where his predilection for felonious behavior stems from. Stiefvater also builds upon the complex mythology she wrought in the first novel. The group moves a few steps forward in their quest for Glendower, and Stiefvater sets the stage for an excellent and explosive third book.
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