The Dream ThievesBook - 2013
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JCLRoxanneK Jul 22, 2015
Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater are awake, magic is swirling around Blue and The Raven boys and Ronan Lynch's ability to pull objects from his dreams is almost out of control but worst of all, the mysterious Gray Man is stalking the Lynch family, looking for something called the Greywaren.
JCLChrisK Jan 27, 2015
A sequel that not only lives up to its predecessor, it might even improve on it. Wonderful complexity of character, relationships, setting, myth, magic, and language, with a story that is thrilling and an atmosphere that's alluring. It's both rich and accessible. I don't know why I waited so long... Read More »
As much as I liked Raven Boys, this one kicks the story into high gear. The characters continue to develop, the pace of the story picks up, and there are plenty of surprises in just the right places.
LibraryK8 Oct 11, 2013
Another amazing book from Maggie Stiefvater! If you were afraid the sequel might disappoint, then never fear, this is a wonderful follow up to Raven boys that largely focuses around Ronan's ability to bring his dreams to life.
JCLBethanyT Sep 26, 2013
This series is only getting better, which is saying something because The Raven Boys was a fantastic book. The Dream Thieves picks up about a month where the Raven Boys left off. Adam has become remote and troubled from his bargain with Cabeswater, Noah is reenacting his own death over and over... Read More »
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Gansey, dangling his arm outside, patted the side of the car as if it were a horse. “That’ll do, Pig. That’ll do.”
Kissing’s a lot like laughing. If the joke’s funny, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you last heard one.
Gansey II [Gansey's father] described students — comrades, really — forming bonds of brotherhood that would last for the rest of their lives. It was C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, Yeats and the Abbey Theatre, Tolkien and his Kolbítar, Glendower and his poet Iolo Goch, Arthur and his knights. It was a community of scholars just outside of adolescence, a sort of Marvel comic where every hero represented a different arm of the humanities. It was not toilet-papered trees and whispered bribes, front-lawn hacky sack and faculty affairs, gifted vodka and stolen cars.
A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
“The inside of the old Camaro smelled like asphalt and desire, gasoline and dreams.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
It was funny…how humorous she always appeared, how that smile was always just a moment away from her lips. You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.
Noah slouched in. In a wounded tone, he said, "He threw me out the window!"
The Gray Man hated his current rental car. He got the distinct impression it hadn't been handled enough by humans when it was young, and now would never be pleasant to be around. Since he'd picked it up, it had already tried to bite him several times and had spent a considerable amount of time resisting his efforts to achieve the speed limit.
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This book focuses its attention a little more on Ronan, who, like his father, can pull things out of his dreams and make them real. The team seems mysteriously stalled on its way to finding Glendower, and soon start to break apart under their own pressures. Adam and Blue's tentative relationship is floundering. Ronan is trying to understand and control his abilities -- as well as come to terms with his father's death. A mysterious hit man stalks the team, looking for Ronan even though he doesn't know what he can do.