Series: The Raven Cycle
Published by Scholastic Inc. on September 17th 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Length: 12 hours and 45 minutes
Narrator: Will Patton
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Also in this series: The Raven Boys, Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Also by this author: The Raven Boys, Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
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. Of THE RAVEN BOYS, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY wrote, “Maggie Stiefvater’s can’t-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book two.” Now the second book is here, with the same wild imagination, dark romance, and heart-stopping twists that only Maggie Stiefvater can conjure. Praise for THE DREAM THIEVES: * "Richly written and filled with figurative language...this story of secrets and dreams, of brothers and of all-too-real magic is an absolute marvel of imagination and an irresistible invitation to wonder." --BOOKLIST, starred review * "Mind-blowingly spectacular... Stiefvater's careful exploration of class and wealth and their limitations and opportunities astounds with its sensitivity and sophistication. The pace is electric, the prose marvelously sure-footed and strong, but it's the complicated characters...that meld magic and reality into an engrossing, believable whole." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "A paranormal thriller...this installment [is] more tense and foreboding than its predecessor–and every bit as gripping." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review * "A complex web of magical intrigue and heartstopping action." -- THE BULLETIN, starred review * "Readers who want a moody chill and appreciate an atmospheric turn of phrase will want to spread more time in Henrietta." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
It’s no secret that I love these books. There is mystery, romance, and sometimes a touch of horror.
This installment focuses more on Ronan’s story. We see sides to him, and his brothers, that we haven’t seen before. There’s a reason he’s such a jerk all the time. And it’s not pretty. While he may be wealthy, his past and current situation is pretty crappy. Ronan seems really selfish at times, but he would do anything for his family and friends. He finds out some things that he finds disturbing, but wants to make it better.
We also meet a new character, Mr. Grey. He’s creepy, but doesn’t lie about why he is in town, and what he does. He’s pretty open for his occupation. He may also have connections to what happens in the future.
There is so much I want to say, but can’t because of spoilers. But you must read this series. Stiefvater’s writing is beautiful and haunting. And Will Patton as a narrator is amazing.
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