Friday, 27 September 2013

The Dream Thieves

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
Title : The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle # 2)
Author : Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: 4 Stars!
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
ISBN : 0545424941 (ISBN13: 9780545424943)
Source Copy : Borrowed from Louisse @ The Soul Sisters 
 
Synopsis:
 
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...
 
Source : Goodreads
 
 
 
 

"Life was better than death. Awake was better than sleep."

It's fantastic to read a sequel that definitely made it more ravishing than the first book. I'm not saying that The Raven Boys was not that great to me, it's just that the concept of being like Ronan made me jealous. Not because of his wealth but of course the main reason of my jealousy is his ability to make dreams into reality.

The idea of his dreams fascinates me. Maggie Stiefvater interprets a clear yet mysterious encounter of Ronan dreams. I loved how every chapter ended with riddles and cliche.

One of the thing that surprised me is about Adam Parrish. The Raven Boys give me a blurred details about his thoughts and actions, but on The Dream Thieves, Adam definitely nailed to express his feelings to Blue which is astonishing from me. I loved his blatant statements to express it all over. Moreover, his actions, it full of desperation and desire to call Cabeswater. Adam's responses through all of it are quite unexpected.

Another thing, which is definitely the factor that made me jealous, its the way Ronan pursues to attain the truth behind his father's death and their mother's state. The revelations of their family left me at awe. I mean, of all things, you have the ability to take your dreams into reality is one of my dreams. (Quite confusing) Above all, It was enjoyable to imagine how it all makes sense for Ronan. Chainsaw, his mother, his father's secret, all of it align the way I didn't expect yet I still loved it.

Gansey and Blue may seem to spice up some of their true feelings, but way beyond it, the feelings seems to gradually vanish because of the complications that rises up on the situation. I still admire the way Gansey always reflects and aims to open the Cabeswater or the ley line, his determination to seek for it is quite addicting.

I'm telling you the confrontations at the end is really surprising. The words and the way how the characters moved beyond it without any hesitation is also the factor that I loved The Dream Thieves and it also made me realize that sometime our dreams amy turn into disaster once it falls on hatred and desperation which is definitely scary. I loved The Dream Thieves the way it scares me with the nightmares of Ronan.

The Dream Thieves is a mix of nightmares and mystery. It is quite a heavy story that you'll feel engaged to end. The characters are more powerful, fierceful and desperate. This book can deal with all of the readers imaginations to grab an ultimate allegiance towards reality and mystery.

Extra Review

this is the exact thing that I imagined when Ronan was chased by the "monsters" from his dreams.
 
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