The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle (Book 2)
by Maggie Stiefvater
“Blue didn’t meant to fall for the Raven Boys, but she has – and the more her life entwines with theirs, the more dangerous it becomes.
Ronan is the most dangerous of all.
He’s the haunted one, the darkest, the most raven.
His dreams invade reality and confuse what is true.
With magic growing stronger around them, now is a time to be wary. Before everything unravels… Friendships will be tested. Someone will get hurt.
And a kiss will be shared.“
After reading The Raven Boys, I knew I had to read the rest of the series. So I ordered them. I also ordered a candle from Book and Nook that smells like Gansey. I waited for the candle to arrive before continuing with reading as I wanted to immerse myself fully. You do need to have read The Raven Boys otherwise you will not understand what is happening.
It is a couple of months after the events of The Raven Boys, Blue and the boys are investigating the ley line and Cabeswater more, as it is the summer holidays. Since ADam woke the line it has been causing blackouts and other phenomena. We also find out why Ronan has already been to Cabeswater.
I really enjoyed reading more backstory and seeing what is happening to cause relationships to change. However, I did find that it was going quite slow again, or going over the same thing before moving onto something new. Although the last 150 definitely picked up and I am wanting to know more.
My favourite characters are Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Noah and Adam. I really enjoyed finding out more about Ronan and seeing why he is the way he is. I missed Noah, as he is there but I would prefer to see more. Persephone and Calla are really growing on me, and I like them a lot more the more I discover about them.
My favourite parts are when Blue is with the boys, I also enjoyed when they are around 300 Fox Way. There were a couple of points where I almost squealed.
The Dream Thieves ends on a cliffhanger, this is because The Raven Cycle continues in Blue Lily, Lily Blue.
While reading this book, I described it as a continuation of the adventure while finding out more background. I would recommend to teenagers and adults. 4 out of 5.