Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review of Maggie Stiefvater's The Dream Thieves

Maggie Stiefvater is one of the most compelling young adult authors writing today.  Her series and stand-alone novels are thought-provoking and beautifully written.   The Dream Thieves, the second in her Raven Cycle, is no exception... here's my Goodreads review:

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.

This second book in the Raven Boys series has a different rhythm than the first. It's focused much more on Ronan, and we learn about his ability to "steal" things from his dreams (hence the title), bringing them back into the waking world. He got this gift from his father, but he's not the only one in town who has the ability: a schoolmate, Kavinsky, is able to do the same thing, to darker purposes. The storyline involving Gansey, Blue, Adam, and Noah and the quest for Glendower progresses minimally... the emphasis here is really on what Ronan's abilities are going to bring to the table in the final installment. A worthy second installment... looking forward to the next one. Stiefvater's writing style is just beautiful.

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