Title: The Dream Thieves
Series: The Raven Cycle (Book 2)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Pages: 453 pages
Purchase: Amazon paperback | Amazon audiobook | Apple
If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?
Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.
One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.
And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.
Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.
About three years ago I read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (click here to read my review). I had started out loving it to pieces to find that the ending left me feeling a bit disjointed so I ended up not rushing to read The Dream Thieves. But as fate would have it I was on my way to SEYA Book Fest and decided an audiobook was just what I needed. And seeing as how Maggie would be there it seemed fitting to revisit her world of Raven boys.
And so I began this audiobook journey and I have to say I am glad I gave it a shot! The Dream Thieves focuses heavily on Ronan and as such it gave me a great appreciate for him as a character. We were able to see the different sides of Ronan often missed in the first book of the series. I adored the narrator’s voice for Ronan, it made him come alive sharp edges and all.
The Dream Thieves also gave me a greater understanding of the ending of The Raven Boys, it feels now as if that disjointed feeling is exactly what the author intended. The twists and turns of magic within our characters adventure is unpredictable and violent and beautiful, much like our Ronan.
And as much as this focused on Ronan we still see character growth with Blue, Gansey, Adam, and the gang. Mysteries are unfolded while new ones come to light and it has left me aching to find out will our rag-tag group find the missing king or will it all be an endless chase in the end? Only the next two books will tell!