Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆.5
Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Dark Academia
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Length: 439 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Source: Library
Recommended for fans of: dark academia, light paranormal, conspiracy theories
Content Warnings: domestic violence

SYNOPSIS

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…

MY THOUGHTS

I loved The Raven Boys, but I thought this suffered a bit from middle book syndrome. It took me way too long to get through because it was just not as engrossing as book 1.

The concept of dreaming objects into the real world was super cool. However, the pacing of the plot and some of the character development felt a bit off to me. I really liked Adam’s arc in this book, but I wish he had figured some things out sooner to speed things up. The whole thing with Kavinsky was weird. I have so many questions about the Gray Man and his brother!

I still love the writing style and this group of lost boys so much, and the cliffhanger ending left me so excited to see what comes next in this series.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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