The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (Book Review)


Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Page Count
: 450

The Dream Thieves is the second book in the Raven Cycle. If you have missed out on my review for the first one a couple days ago, you can click here to check it out!

I thought that after The Raven Boys, I had an inkling of an idea as to how this book would go down. Well, turns out I didn’t. Of course, it did still talk about Glendower, which was the main plot in book one, but only very loosely in my opinion. It focused on different things instead, but you definitely won’t hear me complaining. While the first book was very Gansey and/or Blue focused with a bit of Adam, I felt that this one really showcased Ronan and Adam in a more detailed way.

I am not going to lie, I had my troubles with Ronan in The Raven Boys. He was arrogant and mean, not exactly the lovable kind of characteristics I am looking for. However, and this in no way means that he has changed much, I actually feel like I begin to understand him now and he’s grown on me so much since then. Basically everyone has! I love all the different POVs. It’s the perfect way to show the workings of all the characters, even the “villains”, which makes it all extremely engaging.

The plot … I guess I could talk about it, but there is something about the series that makes me want to keep everything secret so that no one gets spoiled. It’s such an intricately and beautifully written series that always manages to surprise you and pull you in. I already feel like I have known all of the boys and Blue forever, like I am meeting up with old friends as soon as I open the book. You sort of become part of their circle, seeing all those relationships unfold right in front of you. Again, this was so brilliant to read because of the characters and not what was happening.

There sure is a ton more to say, but I just don’t have the proper words to express it, so here is a quote:


Fazit: 5/5 stars! I wish I could continue with the series right now, but duty calls.


Did you read The Dream Thieves? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? I heard this is the one that split quite a few opinions.

18 thoughts on “The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (Book Review)

  1. I am happy you liked this one, it is definitely my favorite! I agree with you that Ronan was a very dislikable character at first, but after reading this one, I couldn’t help but falling in love with him. I also really liked Kavinsky as a character – he was awful, I know, but he was so interesting and intriguing! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as well.

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  2. You summed up everything I love about this book. The Dream Thieves well and truly belonged to Ronan. I loved getting an insight into his mind and that quote basically sums up my relationship with them as well. 😛

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  3. I totally second you on all this! The Dream Thieves is where I actually got to know MORE about Ronan and actually adore him! I mean… I adored him in the first book, but it was more like a distant crush on some mysterious boy. The Dream Thieves is also a turning point for me. I love The Raven Boys, but with all the complication in it, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep on reading. The Dream Thieves made that decision for me, I was completely curious and I HAD to keep reading to find out what happens next. I hope you enjoy the rest of the books! 😀

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