{Effie Reviews} The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted February 10, 2017 by Effie in Reviews / 3 Comments

{Effie Reviews} The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves

by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Published on September 17th, 2013
by Scholastic
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Gifted
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Also by this author: Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven Boys, The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4), The Raven Boys, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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.

Of THE RAVEN BOYS, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY wrote, "Maggie Stiefvater's can't-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book two." Now the second book is here, with the same wild imagination, dark romance, and heart-stopping twists that only Maggie Stiefvater can conjure.

5 Stars

I finished The Dream Thieves!!!!

And what a great read it was. I can’t believe everything that’s just happened in this book. I mean seriously… so much magic and mystery and feels! I’m so full of emotions right now I can’t even find the right words to explain how I feel about The Dream Thieves.

It was everything.

That about sums it up, I guess. The Dream Thieves more or less picks up where The Raven Boys ended. And while the boys and Blue are still searching for Glendower, things are becoming quite … difficult? Dangerous? Completely insane? Yes, I think that’s it.

I loved the story so much and OMP RONAN!!! SO MUCH RONAN!!! *swoons* I knew there was a reason I liked him so much despite his atitude (and honestly I think being a jerk suits him to a T :3 that could be just me though) and I couldn’t believe how much we learn about him and his family and the secrets they keep buried.

Like the thing with their mom and the Barns … I mean WHUT EVEN?????

And can I just swoon and coo over Stiefvater’s writing style for a minute? So gorgeous! I want to be able to write like her, it’s so addictive… and almost lyrical in a way. It keeps me locked to the pages and I just never want to leave.

Also…once again there is so much sass!!!! YES, to anyone with question marks floating about their heads, sass is important, people! And did I ever enjoy it in this one. Especially that tiny tidbit with Ronan and Noah and the window *cackles* I won’t be forgetting that one soon.


Okay, maybe it’s a good thing that didn’t happen. Because we know #BlueIsSensible and we cannot forget the whole “kiss-your-true-love-and-he’ll-die-thing but really… they were sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo close. And I know it will most likely end up badly, but I want it to happen. From the bottom of my heart, I want it to happen.

Another tidbit I adored about The Dream Thieves is that RONAN IS GAY!!!!! *flails* I’M SO HAPPY, I COULD DIE RIGHT NOW! I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT, BUT THERE IT WAS AND IT’S JUST PERFECT!!!!!

One person I think was both creepy and awesome was the Grey Man. He’s like Neeve to me, creeps me out but I’m still fascinated by him. Especially considering why he was originally even sent to Henrietta and what exactly he does for a living.

Can I talk about the Dream stuff now too? I won’t go into much detail, but I thought it was so cool that Ronan could think things from his dreams and bring them into the real world. Too bad he wasn’t the only one, and the Kavinsky had to ruin to things so much. But I gotta admit those last few chapters were AMAZING! Everything was vividly detailed, that I could just see it all play out in my mind. And WHOOP for Adam for slowly getting the hang of his “gift” from Cabeswater.

Just one more thing before I end this review/rant/fangirling … WHUT EVEN IS WITH THAT CLIFFHANGER?????? That is so not fair! We just solved one mystery and now we get another?! I’m practically foaming at the mouth right now. I need to know what happens next. I need it it so bad I’m salivating at my ebook copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue right now. And yes, I will be reading that one soon … or tomorrow … better yet I’ll just shove those eARC’s I have to the side and just read it already, because the suspense is slowly driving me insane.

There now I’m done and now I can tell you all to … GO AND READ THE RAVEN CYCLE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



About Maggie Stiefvater

New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She’s made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

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3 responses to “{Effie Reviews} The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. Liza

    Yay!!! I adore these characters and I really appreciate how Stiefvater can make such a complex characters – like Ronan and the Gray man, for example – not all good or all bad. They feel real, redeemable, worth saving, worth loving. I will always love Gansey’s vulnerability and candor, but they are all amazing…

    Did you finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue already?

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