Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Dream Thieves

My junior year of college has begun! I know I say it a lot, but time really does fly by. It's crazy to think that this time last year I was considering applying for my first internship, thinking up my next NaNo idea, and editing Balancing Act. I hadn't been accepted into either of my majors yet, and I hadn't even thought of getting a job in publishing. Well, one thing has stayed consistent, however. I have been reading whenever I get the chance. This week's choice was The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.


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Everyone has secrets. Ronan's are just more dangerous than most. He can take things out of his dreams. But most of the time he has no control over what he brings out. Meanwhile, the ley line has awakened, but it keeps flickering in and out, taking Noah with it. Adam is having even more financial troubles now that he's left his abusive home. And something sinister is approaching the charming town of Henrietta. Gansey, Blue, Ronan, and Adam are not the only ones looking into the mysterious magic around Cabeswater, and the possibility of Glendower being buried nearby.

I cannot possibly fangirl more over Stiefvater's writing if I tried. I want to walk up to random people and shout "READ THIS" because honestly, the writing is so beautiful. I have never been one for poetry, but Stiefvater invokes the strongest imagery with unique turns of phrase. It reminds me of what poetry is supposed to do. I just...this book...this series...the characters. Oh, it's all so amazing. The story is sort of slow, but I did not care ONE BIT. Because every chapter delved a bit deeper into the quagmire surrounding Cabeswater and Glendower, and delved a bit more into the characters. Blue and Gansey take a backseat to Ronan and Adam in this book, and thus it is definitely a touch darker than The Raven Boys. Ronan is self loathing and Adam seems to slowly get angrier and more isolated and you just want to hug them both if you wouldn't get a punch in the throat. I am so glad I didn't read The Raven Boys until this summer because I couldn't have waited much longer for the sequel. And now I have to wait a year for the next one *sob*. If you pick up a book this day...this week...this year, let it be a Stiefvater novel.

Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars

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