Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Published by Scholastic Press on September 17, 2013
Source: Obtained at BEA 2013, Owned
The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...
I’m lying a bit in the title, because how can I possibly review this book? It’s too amazing. I have a history of not being able to convey how much I love a book. If I dislike a book I can usually give you a dozen reasons why, and then point out the things that made me keep reading. But books I adore? Can’t speak of them.
The Raven Boys was an amazing book. I had read Shiver and the other two books in that series, and I did like it, but I didn’t love it. But when I picked up Raven Boys it was like finding true love. The best books are like that, they feel like family, like home, and you wonder how it was possible that you existed before reading this book.
Maggie Stiefvater is magical. Her writing is magical. Her talent is, you guessed it, magical. The Raven Boys was all the things that make me happy to be a bookworm. Reading it, seeing my friends in the blogosphere and on Goodreads discover it, made me insanely thrilled. When I went to BEA this year, The Dream Thieves was THE book to get. Not because I’m too cheap to buy a copy, but because it would have hurt a little to have to wait for the book’s official release this week. Knowing that the second book in the Raven Cycle was out there somewhere but not being read by me would have sucked.
But I did get an ARC and I read it immediately. I was a bit nervous, you never know with second books in series, sometimes it’s clear that authors didn’t really have enough material to stretch the storyline and so the second book is full of failure. I never really doubted that I would love Dream Thieves, but I was hardly prepared for giddy love I’d feel, turning each page and finding more and more perfection. I wanted to tweet quotes and update my Facebook status to show that I was married to The Dream Thieves (the Hubs quit Facebook last year so he’d never know about the cyber polygamy). But I didn’t- mostly because the quotes were from an ARC and also because then other people would have tried to marry The Dream Thieves on Facebook and it just would have been a huge mess. Besides, it’s my book husband and I don’t need a status update to legitimize the feels between the Dream Thieves and myself.
What I’m trying to say with all this nonsense is that The Dream Thieves is an amazing read. The whole series is spectacular. I’m so very excited to see where this is all going. And I got my finished copy in the mail yesterday. I ordered from the awesomely local Fountain Bookstore because Stiefvater personalizes the books there and I bought my signed, doodle copy of Raven Boys there too. The store still has signed and doodled copies and they do ship. And here’s why I got mine there:
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) gets a Midnight Book Rating of: