Review: The Dream Thieves

Aug •  18 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Dream ThievesThe Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Published by Scholastic on September 17, 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...

I remember reading The Raven Boys and having to put it down because it just wasn’t catching my attention. I gave the book a day’s rest and when I decided it was time to pick it up again, I don’t know what happened but everything about the book just clicked right. For The Dream Thieves this wasn’t the case. I picked it up, opened to the first page and quickly got immersed in the story and let it take over me.

I feel that the book flowed more easily in this one than the first. Maybe it was because in the first book, there was the world building, the character development, and different things needed to be sorted out for the sake of the reader not getting lost but with this one I felt like I just picked up the book and in no time I was closing the book and telling myself I am done. Why must it be over? Just why must the book be over?

Blue I felt didn’t come out of a role player in the book as she did in the first book and there were things on her mind that were troubling (who is her lover) and she finds out that the person she thought it was, isn’t. Interesting! Secondly, we have a new villain. I feel that this villain is more devious and not afraid to attack at will. I felt that he was a perfect villain for the second installment. Third we are switching perspectives in the story and I like how we are able to see things from a different angle.

Imagination was superb and Ms. Stiefvater creates yet another spell binding book that brought out the true meaning of paranormal. Thrilling, Magical, and Utterly Astounding, this is a book that should not be overlooked. It will surely sweep you off your feet.  The next book cannot come any sooner.

I give it 5 bites!





  1. Candace
    Aug 18, 2013

    I haven’t read the first yet, but I have a copy of it and it sounds like I need to read it soon!

  2. Alise
    Aug 18, 2013

    The same thing happened to me with the Raven Boys, it took me quite awhile to finish it because it just didn’t hook me. I am so glad to hear that was not the case with this one, now I am definitely more excited!

    Alise @ Readers in Wonderland

  3. Glad you enjoyed this book! I loved The Raven Boys right away so I enjoyed this book a lot. I think the character development was superb and I can’t wait for the next. 🙂

  4. I’ve been so on the fence about reading this series. I loved her Wolves of Mercy Falls series but for some reason, albeit the cover or what, just didn’t catch my attention the way SHIVER did. But if it clicked after trying it again and the next book is significantly better, I guess I really do need to give this one a shot. Great review, Chayse!