Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Book Review: The Dream Thieves

by Maggie Stiefvaer

Tweet Synopsis: Ronan can take things from dreams Blue's deadly kiss is coming Gansey is trying to hold it all together Adam doesn't fit  

Why Did I Pick It Up:
The Raven Boys have stolen my heart ... I have to keep reading! 

The Good:
This book takes a new focus on Ronan, our favorite bad boy. It also spends more time developing the other characters, including fringe characters like Blue's family. 

I love the character of The Grey Man and how much I'm afraid of him. Good Guy? Bad Guy? Trustworthy? I don't know, and I love it! 

There is more of a love triangle in this book and everyone is losing focus as a result. There shouldn't be a love triangle at all, after all, Blue's kiss is deadly. 

Everyone feels like they don't belong in their own unique ways, which I think really speaks to how readers can connect with this book. Adam doesn't belong because he's poor. Ronan doesn't belong because he is too different with his "ability." Noah doesn't belong because he is dead. Gansey doesn't belong because he is too stiff, too focused, too mature. Blue doesn't belong because she doesn't live with them. They are all dying to belong in ways they don't (no pun intended Noah). 

The Bad:
There are still parts of the story I don't feel like I'm fully grasping. This series probably needs to be re-read, but have you seen my to-be-read mountain? Augh. 

The Ugly: 
Ugly? If I can't come up with something to say for Bad, how am I going to say something "Ugly?"

Okay, the Ugly is that this book is really that the romance isn't moving quickly enough for me. I mean, I'm a sucker for a good love story and really nothing has happened (sorry Adam).

Who will love this book? 
Obviously if you liked the first one or liked Stiefvater's other books you'll like this one. I haven't read Scorpio Races, but a fellow librarian said if I liked these I'd like that, so I think it probably works both ways. However, to be honest, I don't like her werewolf books ... but I think that's just because they are about werewolves.  If you're a grown up lover of Harry Potter I think you'll like these. If you like complex plots that are character driven but maybe slow moving you'll like these. If you like other books I like, you'll like these ... well, just read it and let me know if you like it. 

How much did I like it? 9/10 ... I never rate books this high, that is a big compliment

Will I read more? I just got book three today from being on HOLD :) Glee!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so I'm marking this in my 2015 Book Bingo as "Book Your Friend Loves" ... and I loved it too... omg... SO GOOD MUST READ MORE