(The Raven Cycle, #2)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Released |September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press|
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The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!I would definitely have to say that I enjoyed the Dream Thieves more than I enjoyed the Raven Boys. I find this series very intriguing and have yet to read anything like it. This book was a smooth read and it didn't leave me confused as I was in book one. In this book we continue on with the main characters of the book and I found that I like most of them. Most. (I had to reiterate that!) The more I continue with the book, the more I wanted to know what would happen next. This book kept me engaged in the story, it was suspenseful and it had action :) I can't wait for book three to see what happens next!
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...
Reading this book was like getting to know the characters all over again because I forgot a lot of things about each of the characters from book one. Gansey and Ronan are my favorites, by far! And Blue had to grow on me in this story and I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like Adam. The Gray Man was just interesting. For some reason, I just really like Gansey. His way of thinking really draws me to his character and I find myself wanting to get to know his character more and more. In book one, I didn't know what to make of Ronan, but I find him very intriguing. His character taps into my curiosity. I find him so weird and creepy at times, but I also found mysterious. Blue annoyed me a little bit in the beginning because I forgot how her personality was, but by the end of the book I found that I was enjoying her bubbly personality. I forgot about the kiss of death issue. Which had me like, HOW COULD I FORGET?! The gray man was also an interesting character. When reading from his pov, I really had no idea what to expect from him, but what I got was NOT what I was expecting. It really threw me for a loop...
I only had one issue beside the fact that I was pushing through a reading slump with this book. But I'm glad I kept pushing myself each day to read a little bit at a time because I was really happy with the book. But now, my main dislike with this book was Adam. I just do not like him. I find him whiny and always comparing himself to Gansey, which gets to be so annoying. I understand his childhood and the pain he went through and I understand that he wants better for himself, but come on! The self pity and whining really got on my nerves. I also find him to be a boring character. He does not interest me at all and I'm sad to say that.
But overall, I enjoyed the story and definitely can't wait to get my hands on book three :) If you've read book one, I would definitely recommend you check out the sequel. I received a copy for review through Netgalley. All thoughts are my honest opinion!