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Dream Thieves review

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 439 pages

Published: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 9780545424943

4 out of 5 stars

Dream Thieves is the second book in the Raven Cycle series and is the story of Ronan Lynch, the best friends of Gansey that gets himself involved in the quest to find and wake the dead welsh king Glendower. but Ronan has another secret, he’s able to take items from his dreams out to the real world.

Dream Thieves continues where the Raven Boys ended, with Ronan admitting he toke his pet raven Chainsaw out of his dreams. The plot is a lot quicker than the Raven boys using the plot and bond with the characters that have been established there and continuing to build on those relationships while attempting to clear up some of the confusion the first book left you with.  With the explanation of Ronan’s ability to take items of his dreams and following him learning how to use this power in the quest of finding Glendower, the world gets tied together a bit more making more sense with every page.

The characters are still easily one of the best parts of this book, despite almost all of them taking the back burner for Rowan, who really benefitted from the character building this gave him slowly making clear why Rowen’s soul is as broken as it is, and him clearly becoming a better person as he learns how to deal with his power. this, however, doesn’t mean all the other characters are left ignored. Gansey is trying his hardest to be a good person and a good friend, Adam learns what his sacrifice for Glendower truly meant, and Blue is starting to fall in love having to deal with the prediction of her true love dying.

The Dream Thieves was really enjoyable, more so than the Raven Boys due to it being a way quicker and less confusing read. If you liked the Raven Boys, or even if you weren’t sure about it but didn’t hate it I can recommend picking this sequel up, as it clears up a lot of the confusing while building the world up and tieing some loose ends together.