Review: Maggie Stiefvater – The Dream Thieves

The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater

Ronan Lynch is the typical bad boy who doesn’t get along with anyone. His friends barely manage to keep him in check, and he spends more time arguing with Gansey than making a difference to the adventures of his buddies. That all changes in this novel… It’s Ronan calling the shots, and taking the shots, and being shot at.

17347389At the end of the first novel, there is a hint about what will happen in this one. I didn’t get the hint, even with this novel sitting on my shelf. This time we see the evolution of the Raven Boys into young men who are slightly more decent people. It helps that the perspectives are now changing between them and Blue, as her views are coloured by her family.

It seems like my review is filled with things comparing it to the other novels in the series, but I can’t help it! It’s so easy to spoiler this novel. World building? Check. Engaging storyline? Check. Evolving characters? Check. I think you’ll enjoy this one, but don’t expect anything too spectacular.

Years ago I received this novel for review, but didn’t own the first one to get started on the series. After the third novel (Blue Lily, Lily Blue) came into my mailbox I thought I should really get a start on reading them… But it wasn’t until Christmas last year that I received the novel (hardbacks are expensive!).

I just can’t think straight about these novels. I put them down and almost immediately forget what the story was about and whether I enjoyed it. Is it that the story wasn’t that engaging or that each ending feels satisfying or maybe even that my concentration is shot?

4star

 

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