The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What began as a story about a rich teen obsessed with the legend of a Welsh king has now become so layered that there truly is no main character- they are all essential. The Raven Boys was Gansey's book and the Dream Thieves belongs to Ronan.
Ronan, the edgy bad-boy who attends Aglionby Academy, is so much more than that. He has the ability to manifest anything he dreams into reality- a power his father also possessed.
Ronan is also a truly benevolent human being with a powerful set of values. Despite the pain he has endured in his life and the confusing abilities he is learning to control, his core is good. Ronan's exterior hides a lot of secrets- some of which are slyly revealed in this second volume of The Raven Cycle.
This volume also brings us closer to Maura, Calla, Persephone and all of the psychics at 300 Fox way.
We learn more about The Gray Man and find it a bit harder to despise him.
Adam uncovers the mystery of his sacrifice.
Blue honestly faces her feelings.
The magic is kicked up a notch in Dream Thieves inviting the reader into the world of dreams and the delicate balance that exists there.
This is another beautifully written Stiefvater novel with excellent character development and impeccable setting. I am very much looking forward to reading book 3, Blue Lily, Lily Blue.