Book Review: The Dream Thieves

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Synopsis from Amazon:

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.

*WARNING: If you haven’t read The Raven Boys yet DO NOT read this review. There will be spoilers.*

This novel was really centered around Ronan and the Lynch family and I loved that. It was interesting to learn more about Ronan and his ability to take things from dreams and where it came from.

As usual, I also really love the raven boys dynamic as a whole. Adam is struggling with his new relationship or bonding with Cabeswater, which effects his relationship with Blue. Meanwhile, Ganesy is in denial that Adam went behind his back to Cabeswater and Noah is fading in and out along with the ley line. This group in five are just hilarious together. They’re so witty, snarky, and full of sass. Similarly, all the ladies of 300 Fox Way are crazy in the best possible way. They somehow all manage to work together and move each other, while still have these very different personalities.

In this book we also got a new character, Mr. Gray, who I was really intrigued by. He’s kind of strange but honestly in this series, who isn’t? Besides him we also see Kavinsky who may have been in the first novel (I don’t remember) but he wasn’t as relevant as he is in this book. Kavinsky plays a big role in this book and it was interesting to see how he messed with the raven boys dynamic.

Overall, I really liked this book and the cliff hanger at the end. Thank God I waited until all the books were out before diving into this series because I don’t think I could’ve waited a year to know what happens next. Also, on that note, I met Maggie Stiefvater at Book Con over the weekend and when I told her I was reading the series now she said that was probably a good idea because she heard the author tends to end her books on cliff hangers, which I thought was hilarious.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! I plan on buying all the books in this series once I get a new book shelf. I got The Raven King when I was at Book Con so now I just need the other three.


5 stars

Favorite Line:

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them.
Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness.
Her raven boys.”

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