The Dream Thieves
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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Raven Boys Cycle #2
4.5 of 5 stars
With the ley line awakened, Ronan becomes more and more engrossed in the world of his dreams and the objects which he can take from them.
Sometimes, some rare times, a secret stays undiscovered because it is something too big for the mind to hold. It is too strange, too vast, too terrifying to contemplate.
Rarely are second books of a series better than the first, but I might have to give that acclaim to the second book of the Raven Boys cycle. While the first book had an exciting plot and introduced us to some interesting characters, this book takes that one step further.
I love, love, LOVE the concept of being able to take objects back to the ‘real world’ from one’s dreams. Coolest story premise I’ve heard in awhile. Add into that Stiefvater’s poetic spin on words and way of building realistic relationships between her characters, and this book was hard to set down.
Heads up: There is some drug use, coarse language, and lewd joking from one particular character. I know we weren’t supposed to like him, but I didn’t even really want to read about what he did or said. Although he’s important to the plot, I wished he hadn’t been included because his character and dialogue are really the only things I didn’t like about this book.