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The Dream Thieves pdf The Dream Thieves, ebook The Dream Thieves, epub The Dream Thieves, doc The Dream Thieves, e-pub The Dream Thieves, The Dream Thieves d43d8ede578 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 And Deeply Into His Dreams, And His Dreams Are Intruding And Into Waking Life Meanwhile, Some Very Sinister People Are Looking For Some Of The Same Pieces Of The Cabeswater Puzzle That Gansey Is After


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    Their magic Their quest Their awfulness and strangeness.Her raven boys. Every so often, there is a series that absolutely sweeps you off your feet It s all encompassing All consuming Everything you have ever wanted in a book It s simply magnificent. Ronan Lynch I am being perfectly fucking civil.Adam Parrish Do you think you re a train wreck That would mean I was on the tracks to start with Richard Gansey the Third I wish you could be kissed, Jane, he said Because I would beg just one off you Noah Czerny I can t believe Noah didn t stick around to help Sure you can Never trust the dead Words cannot describe how much of a fan I am of this series There s so much that happens in a Raven Cycle novel that I m at a bit of a loss Is it even possible to write a review There s the fallout from Ronan s big reveal, the insanity of Kavinsky, the Welsh King adventure and Cabeswater madness There s Chainsaw being adorable, Ronan borrowing cars, Adam pulling himself up from poverty, Gansey being Gansey and Noah obsessing over snow globes I would need a full essay to fully explain everything In lieu of writing a book on this book, I ll quote my friend when he first introduced me to this series, Miranda Don t be a loser, just read it already. Audiobook CommentsMan oh man, does the reader just excel Every audiobook from this series easily makes my top ten list of fave audios Every character has a speaking voice, a thinking voice and a narrating voice those voices are distinct but completely recognizable as that character I love the edge to Ronan tone and the soft hint of a Henrietta accent in Adams Gansey s rich, clipped tones contrast so well against Blue s smooth southern voice I am in love with these audiobooks.Credit to these gorgeous images Xia HainexBlog Instagram Twitter


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    Reread SEPTEMBER 2018 The only thing that matters Is it your your thoughts are in Latin Or the dialogue Do other people speak Latin in them Like, am I in your dreams Oh, yes baby It amused Ronan to say this, a lot He laughed enough that Chainsaw abandoned her paper shredding to verify he wasn t dying

    While I m gone, Gansey said, pausing, dream me the world Something new for every night This review contains spoilers.The Dream Thieves picks up right where The Raven Boys left off.Gansey still searches the mountains of Virginia for the legendary Welsh king Glendower, a quest made plausible by the group s discovery of a creepy, sentient, magical forest called Cabeswater.But in this book, all of this takes a back seat to Ronan s confession on the last page of The Raven Boys he can take things out of his dreams.I ve had trouble sleeping lately, so I found Ronan s dreams and the whole process of taking something from the dreams really intriguing But while this book did not help with increasing my sleep I stayed up way too late because of this book , it did help with feeling a little relieved that my nightmares can t come to life In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them Their magic Their quest Their awfulness and strangeness Her raven boys Right there with you, Blue.I really appreciated how natural the friendships between the boys and Blue felt The raven boys all hold a special place in my heart especially Ronan They are so complex and dynamic and beautiful.Ronan Lynch is incredibly charming in a way that s physically painful to me, and he s funny, and so, so sweet underneath all his hard exterior I m just really attached to him I m kind of scared of how close I feel to him At this point I don t even think of him as a character in a book, he feels so real.And I loved that we got to read of his point of view At night, the longing for home was ceaseless and omniscient, an airborne contaminant He saw it in Dollar City s cheap oven mitts that was his mother at dinnertime He heard it in the slam of the cash register drawer that was his father coming home at midnight He smelled it in the sudden whiff of air freshener that was the family trips to New York I love Ronan So much.And Adam continues to break pieces of my heart I completely understood how he was feeling at the beginning of the story and I really felt for him and the financial situation he was in People who said money couldn t buy everything hadn t seen anyone as rich as the Aglionby boys They were untouchable, immune to life s troubles Only death couldn t be swiped away by a credit card But I wished he would be less angry to the people that really cared about him He became aware that Blue was watching him, her lips pursed, eyebrows tight Don t look at me like that, he said Like what I m not allowed to be worried about you Heat hissed through his voice I don t want your pity If Gansey wasn t allowed to pity him, Blue sure as hell wasn t allowed to She and Adam were in the same boat, after all Wasn t she on her way to work, the same as he d just come from it Blue said, Then don t be pitiful Also, Ronan returning to his childhood home was something I didn t know I needed until it appeared in the book Gansey looked at Ronan.Ronan rubbed a studious thumb beneath one of the leather straps, wiping away the grime and sweat He wondered when he d ever be back Softly, just for Gansey, he asked, Can I go and see Mom If before I didn t love him so much that my heart hurt, I certainly did after that part.He showed this whole new side of himself and I m crying.This book seriously increased my love for Ronan so much And I m totally going to listen to sappy love music because of him It s awake, he said Lifting his hand, he pressed the tiny body to his cheek so that he could feel the flutter of its rapid heartbeat against his skin Blue was staring at him, so he offered it to her You can feel its heart that way She looked suspicious Are you for real Are you messing with me How do you figure You re a bastard, and this doesn t seem like a typical bastard activity He smiled thinly Don t get used to it I love it when he smiles Where Gansey s ancestral home was a no touch museum of elegant, remote things, the Barns was a warren of pool tables and quilts, video game cords and shoddily expensive leather couches.Ronan loved it so much He nearly couldn t bear it He wanted to destroy something This is how I feel about Ronan.I also still really enjoy Blue s family They feel so real and are so well written that I sometimes forget they only exist in this storyline Oh, and when the Gray Man started flirting with Maura over the phone I started laughing so hard I had to no idea what to take from that conversation But they actually surprised me with how well they went along Are they a thing now Do you know, this is the first time I ve seen you wearing shoes Oh, so what s going on there Maura glanced over her shoulder to where he pointed A small, weary Ford had just pulled up behind the Gray Man s rental car Oh, that s Calla She s following us to the restaurant to make sure you re really taking me there and not burying me in the woods The Gray Man said, How ridiculous I never bury anybody Calla gave a mean spirited wave in his general direction Her fingers were claws on the steering wheel I really liked Maura s honesty when he took her out for dinner Another part that made me laugh was when Noah and Blue were at Monmouth Manufacturing while Gansey and Ronan were away Noah rubbed the smudge on his cheek It didn t go away It never did He said, I know somebody you could kiss Who She realized his eyes were amused Oh, wait He shrugged He was maybe the only person Blue knew who could preserve the integrity of a shrug while lying down It s not like you re going to kill me I mean, if you were curious Noah surprised me so much when he said that And Blue surprised me even when she accepted.The first kiss between them made me laugh so hard that tears started streaming down my eyes But with that last kiss they were incredibly sweet with each other Blue gave him a watery smile That was super nice He shrugged, eyes doleful, shoulders curled in on themselves He was fading It wasn t that she could see through him It was that it was hard to remember what he looked like, even while she was looking at him When he turned his head, she saw him swallow He mumbled, I d ask you out, if I was alive Nothing was fair I d say okay, she replied And now I m crying again I was also glad that Blue finally admitted to herself that she had feelings for Gansey As they baked in the sunlight, she let herself think it I have a crush on Richard Gansey I really appreciate the fact that the romance is developing slowly, so that we can focus first on the chemistry between the characters.But when it did shift to the romance between Gansey and Blue, it was so good He closed his eyes and leaned, just a little, so that her palm was flat on his neck, fingers sprawled from his ear to his shoulder.Everything in Blue was charged Say something Say something.Gansey lifted her hand gently from his skin, holding it as formally as a dance He put it against his mouth.Blue froze Absolutely still Her heart didn t beat She didn t blink She couldn t say don t kiss me She couldn t even form don t.He just leaned his cheek and the edge of his mouth against her knuckles and then set her hand back I know, he said I wouldn t They left me completely breathless and so emotional Oh, and while I m on the topic of people that make me feel really emotional, Ronan broke me in the best way towards the end Ronan stretched out his arms What s here, K Nothing No one Just us There was a heavy understanding in that statement, amplified by the dream I know what you are, Kavinsky had said That s not enough, Ronan replied Don t say Dick Gansey, man Do not say it He is never going to be with you And don t tell me you don t swing that way, man I m in your head That s not what Gansey is to me, Ronan said You didn t say you don t swing that way Ronan was silent Thunder growled under his feet No, I didn t I love Ronan so, so much.I feel like this review is just me gushing about Ronan, but he s really worth all the gushing.So this series is quickly becoming an all time favorite of mine There wasn t even one dull moment in The Dream Thieves I truly can t believe it took me so long to start this incredible series Note I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying The Dream Thieves, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko fi.com bookspoils This review and can be found on my blog.


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    All of us have secrets in our lives We re keepers or kept from, players or played Secrets and cockroaches that s what will be left at the end of it all Oh god what can I say about this book I loved it I loved it with all my heart and even though I never wanted it to end I still wanted to know what would happen next XD Seriously, there is something about the way Maggie Stiefvater describes her world, how she expresses the countless feelings of her characters With Maggie things are never perfunctory They are deep, deep like a well or an ancient ocean Her words drag you into the water they carry you out into the raging sea Every gesture, every single moment, every sentence, they all have some meaning and if you re perceptive enough you can read between the lines I adore her writing style and I just can t seem to get enough of her characters They re all special in their own way and every one of them is just so tangible and real I felt like I was part of her story, like I knew those boys and their troubles and thoughts I can t seem to be able to describe what Maggie s books do to me, all I can say is that they are magical and credible and always force me to feel And oh boy, how they force me to feel XDTo read The Dream Thieves was incredible and I don t know if it s even possible, but I think I love all those different boys even than I did before 333The plot Ronan Lynch, keeper of secrets, fighter of men, devil of a boy, had told them all that he could take objects out of his dreams Well, I guess that quote already explains it all The second book of the Raven Cycle is dealing with Ronan Lynch s ability to take things from dreams and if you know Ronan, you also know that he has many secrets and isn t as tough as he comes across XD Still, even though the main focus lies on Ronan and his family, the other characters play a huge part in the book as well So don t worry, there s still a lot to read about the other precious Aglionby Boys and Blue P The characters But the boys were not looking at the scenery They stood in a close circle Adam Parrish, gaunt and fair, Noah Czerny, smudgy and slouching and Ronan Lynch, ferocious and dark Here we go with my typical spoiler warning From now on you ll find yourself bombarded with spoilers and quotes So beware and tread carefully Gansey She would see a rich boy dressed like a mannequin and coiffed like a newscaster but his eyes were like the dreaming pool in Cabeswater He hid the insatiable wanting well, but now that she d seen it once, she couldn t stop seeing it Richard Gansey the III, the golden boy who seems to have everything but is so lonely that it hurts Oh boy did I feel sorry for him throughout the entire book He always tried to fix everything and his friends are like brothers to him, yet he s never able to tell them how he truly feels It was so frustrating to watch him, to see how he struggled and couldn t put his thoughts into words Gansey is such a delicate soul but for some reason no one seems to get him T_T He would do everything for his boys and I think he proved that than once as it seems they all have their problems to accept his help though Still, I liked that we finally saw some other parts of Gansey s personality as well For instance his wild side and how he became friends with Adam XD I love Gansey but he s so lonesome and driven by his need to find Glendower that it s sometimes almost painful to read his POV _ Once, he had dreamt that he found Glendower It wasn t the actual finding, but the day after He wouldn t forget the sensation of the dream It hadn t been joy, but instead, the absence of pain He couldn t forget that lightness The freedom. There were many versions of Gansey, but this one had been rare since the introduction of Adam s taming presence It was also Ronan s favourite It was the opposite of Gansey s most public face, which was pure control enclosed in a paper thin wrapper of academia Blue Blue was a fanciful but sensible thing, like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party I still like Blue but there were some things that caused me to be annoyed at her For instance the fact that she didn t want to tell Adam why she would never kiss him I mean, I understand her reasons to keep it from him, but I think she could have chosen her words a little carefully I know Adam kind of drove her into a corner, I m pretty certain that he would have understood it if she would have told him sooner though But then again she is young and inexperienced and has no idea how to deal with boys so I guess this kind of works in her favor lol Still, this was already the second book and I still have the feeling that I don t know her I really hope this is going to change in the next book Blue put a hand on his chest and pressed I don t want to kiss you It s not going to be you and me Adam As always, his features intrigued Blue They were not quite conventionally handsome, but they were interesting He had the typical Henrietta prominent cheekbones and deep set eyes, but his version of them was delicate It made him seem a little alien A little impenetrable Adam Parrish destroyed me This boy broke my heart in so many different ways I can t even count it any My heart ached and bled for him It was devastating to watch his decline And oh god, that moment when he ran away and didn t even remember Gansey s phone number I can t even It killed me to see him like that, to know that he was so broken and couldn t seem to be able to fix it Hell, even Adam knew it He was completely aware of his degeneration and that made it even harder to bear I was so glad that Persephone helped him to find himself and encouraged him to make peace with Cabeswater Their relationship was amazing and to know that Adam finally found his way and became The Magician filled me with joy I bet he s going to be powerful in the future and I can t wait to see it happening XD It was nothing, but it was Adam Parrish s nothing How he hated and loved it How proud he was of it, how wretched it was Do you think you re a train wreck That would mean I was on the tracks to start with, he replied. He would be Cabeswater s hands and Cabeswater s eyes, but he wouldn t be Cabeswater.He would be Adam Parrish Ronan And Ronan was everything that was left molten eyes and a smile made for war Ronan Lynch is my precious boy I love him to bits and pieces The fact this book was about him and his family made me so happy and to read his POV was just amazing I love that he s a walking and talking oxymoron and even though he seems to be so tough he s actually a softie on the inside lol AND OMG I knew it I knew he was gay and had feelings for ADAM YASSSS There were so many hints in this book and the conversations with Kavinsky definitely helped to figure it out We finally got to see the real Ronan and I m thankful for every second of it He cares about his family deeply well everyone except of Declan of course P and to find out about his nightmares was than just a revelation I mean the fact Ronan tried to kill himself never set well with me and I couldn t imagine him to commit suicide So to find out that it had been the monsters of his dreams was kind of relieving but also disturbing lol Also I m pretty certain that Declan and him are at odds because he s gay There s no palpable proof yet, but I think I read it between the lines P His gaze followed his brother s leg to where it rested on top of Adam s and his expression tightened Don t fucking swear, Ronan said. That s not what Gansey is to me, Ronan said You didn t say you don t swing that way Ronan was silent Thunder growled under his feet No I didn t Noah The last six minutes, the ones that took place after Noah had first fallen but before he actually died, were excruciating Blue considered herself a fairly steadfast, sensible girl, but no matter how many times she heard his torn up breath seizing in his throat, she felt a little teary I really wish we would have seen of Noah, but since he s connected to the ley line and Kavinsky and Ronan made it a habit to mess with it through the entire book, there really wasn t any chance to get to know him better Still, I love this boy and the kiss between him and Blue was so bittersweet It broke my heart into tiny little pieces and I think I ll remember this moment forever Oh god, how I wish that Noah could be happy That he d find someone who loves him and accepts him the way he is As a wonderful and lovable ghost that never got a chance to live Maggie please let him be happy in the next two books Because my heart bleeds for this amazing boy and I couldn t take it if he d be unhappy for the rest of his undead life T_T I know somebody you could kiss Who She realized his eyes were amused Oh, wait He shrugged He was maybe the only person Blue knew who could preserve the integrity of a shrug while lying down I d ask you out, if I was alive Nothing was fair I d say okay, she replied.She only had time to see him smile faintly And then he was gone.Kavinsky Ronan replied, Not such a thief tonight Some nights, Kavinsky said, all teeth, you just take it Consent is overrated He s such a numpty but I still liked him somehow I don t know XD There was something about him that made him really intriguing and even though I knew that he was bad I still had the irrational hope that he would be able to change for the better It was so obvious that he was unhappy with his life and would have needed some help, yet I m still sure that he would have never accepted it He definitely was gay and he SOOO had the hots for Ronan lol His death might have been unnecessary but it certainly wasn t unexpected RIP Joseph Kavinsky _ After a moment, he heard the hood groan as Kavinsky leaned over him Then he felt the ridged callus of a finger drag slowly over the skin on his back A slow arc between his shoulder blades, drawing the pattern of his tattoo Then sliding down his spine, tensing every muscle it moved over The world s a nightmare The Gray Man The king of swords, master of his own emotions, master of his own intellect, master of reason, gazed out at them, expression inscrutable Ha That man gave me anxiety lol I was so worried that he d hurt Ronan and after the scene with Declan I actually feared for Ronan s life But then the Gray Man met Maura and everything changed XD The chapters from his POV were really interesting and I liked the idea of him being a hit man He was a great addition to the cast and I can t wait to see of him and Maura Because truth be told, they actually were cute as hell grins like a Cheshire cat I m sorry no one saved you Was he unsaved Would he have ever ended up any other way Maura kissed the back of his hand You re going to have to be brave The Gray Man said, I m always brave She said, Braver than that The friendships Adam Gansey If Adam was stupid about his pride, Gansey was stupid about Adam I hated that they quarrelled so often but I loved it when Gansey spoke with his friend Malory and made Adam laugh Their friendship was really tense in this book, but I think it was good this way They had to work things out and realise where they were standing and without conflict they would have never even gotten that far Sometimes it needs friction to find out who you are and to say there was a lot of it between Adam and Gansey certainly would be the understatement of the century lol He hated the careful way Gansey had asked him about it Tiptoeing, just like Adam had learned to tiptoe around his father. Gansey couldn t shake the image of Adam by the side of the interstate, walking, walking, walking Knowing he was forgetting what he was doing, but unable to stop Unable to remember Gansey s number, even when people did stop to help Ronan Noah Adam thinks he saw an apparition at his place Ronan eyed Noah I m seeing an apparition right now Those two were hilarious LOL I loved it when Ronan threw Noah out of the window They have such a close relationship and it s awesome that Ronan treats Noah like he would treat any other boy Well, except of throwing him out of the window of course XD Noah knows about Ronan s feelings for Adam but he respects Ronan s wishes and that s amazing 333 He s a really good friend and I hope I ll see of their interactions in the next book Noah, Ronan said tenderly, placing his palm on top of Noah s cold, seven years dead hand, you re starting to piss me off Ronan Gansey There was never a time when that could ve been you and me You know the difference between us and Kavinsky We matter Love those two boys I think it s kind of funny that Ronan thinks Adam tamed Gansey, because it s actually what Gansey is doing with him lol Gansey is the voice of reason and they complement each other so perfectly it s kind of beautiful to watch His face went somber for half a second, and then it dissolved into an absolutely wonderful and fearless laugh The old Ronan Lynch s laugh No, it was better than that one, because this new one had just a hint of darkness beneath it This Ronan knew there was crap in the world, but he was laughing anyway The ships Gansey Blue In some parallel universe, there was a Gansey who could tell Blue that he found the ten inches of her bare calves far tantalizing than the thirteen cubic feet of bare skin Orla sported It s somehow amusing that Gansey sees Blue as a glorious and fearless animal Haha But then again that s just Gansey s typical way to describe the people around him XD I loved their telephone conversations and their easy banter And I was happy that they called each other whenever they felt troubled and alone PLUS that almost kiss between them GAVE ME LIFE 333 Oh my, how my heart skipped a beat when I read that scene XD He pressed his eyes closed Just the sound of her voice, the Henrietta lull to it, made him feel uneven and shattered Ha Adam s communing with trees and Noah keeps re enacting being murdered and Ronan s wrecking and then making me new cars What s new with you Something terrible, I trust He leaned towards her her heart spun again and pressed his cheeks against hers His lips didn t touch her skin, but she felt his breath, hot and uneven, on her face His fingers splayed on either side of her spine Her lips were so close to his jaw that she felt his hint of stubble at the end of them It was mint and memories and the past and the future and she felt as if she d done this before and already she longed to do it again Ronan Adam aka Ronam I know the official ship name is Pynch but for me they ll always be Ronam 333 Ronan sometimes dreamt of Adam, too, the latter boy sullen and elegant and fluently disdainful of dream Ronan s clumsy attempts to communicate I still want to know how Ronan tried to communicate LOOOL All those little moments between those two gave me SO MUCH LIFE They still kept their distance and didn t say anything, but oh boy what they thought and how they acted around each other By the end of the book I was nothing but a babbling mess and the epilogue literally killed me OH GOD I M STILL NOT OVER IT I knew Adam was Ronan s second secret and I WANT to see of them Their interactions at the Barns were so explicit That moment with the mask and when Adam said that he couldn t kill Ronan s demons They know each other s soul and they are just meant to be together Knowing Maggie this love is going to be a slow burn though and I really don t know if my tortured and tormented soul will be able to take it XD And he was the boy with the most beautifully interesting car and the most savagely handsome of friends, Ronan Lynch The mask clattered to the floor Adam, startled, stared at where Ronan s hand gripped his wrist Ronan could feel his own heart pounding and, in Adam s wrist, Adam s Adam looked up at Ronan I know it was you, he said I figured it out The rent He held Ronan s gaze for just a moment longer, until something inside Ronan unwound and he almost said something. Ronan s second secret was Adam Parrish Adam was different since making the bargain with Cabeswater Stronger, stranger, farther away It was hard not to stare at the odd and elegant lines of his face The bottom line THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE I loved it even than The Raven Boys and if it would be possible to give than five stars I wouldn t even hesitate to do it Maggie Stiefvater knows exactly what she s doing and to say she s doing it perfectly wouldn t even get close to the truth P.S This was a buddy read with the amazing Lior Seriously, I probably wouldn t have survived to read this book if I wouldn t have been able to fangirl with you 333


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    Here is a brief list of traits I have that made me enjoy this book big lesbian likes weird shit overanalyzes feelings be like damn what a mood whenever adam shows up for 2.5 seconds deeply relate to the feel of being constantly tired of everyone except ur four weird friends writes mental essays on subtext and narrative parallels constantly crying depressionalso, I just read this fucking essay, and I remembered how much I would die for these books, and now I m considering a reread, and you should send me helpI don t know why I ve stopped talking about this series in the last year, but this is genuinely, honestly, one of my favorite books of all time I think I m going with 3rd favorite ever. This book is mysterious and dramatic and weird as fuck, but it s undeniable how much it made me fall in love with these characters and how much their particular arcs stayed with me THE OPPOSITE OF SECOND BOOK SYNDROMEI didn t expect to love this book nearly as much as I did I know a lot of reviewers say this, but I really want to emphasize how little I expected to obsess over this If I m being honest, I only somewhat liked book one It took me at least a week to read, which is so not normal for me So naturally, I figured picking up this book at nine on a school night would be fine I d put it down 50 pages later No big deal Flash forward to me, five hours before I had to wake up for school, crying on my bed after finishing the book in four hours flat I usually am responsible This book somewhat ruined that It was definitely worth it If you remember my review of The Raven Boys, you might know I actually had a ton of issues with that book But I really think this book alleviated that, both by fixing my concerns, and by improving The Dream Thieves is my fave by far, but Blue Lily Lily Blue is just as fabulous, and The Raven King has a lot of great stuff going for it too though I think it s overall not as strong as the two middle books aka my loves So Let s talk about why I love this book so, so much CHARACTER WORK AND UNRELIABLE NARRATOR A STUDYI think it s safe to say that this book shines based on character development, not based on plot That s not to say the plot is bad I d give it a solid four but it s not worthy of a five star gush The characters, though, are maybe interesting than any I ve read before Ronan gave in to the brief privilege of hating himself, as he always did in church There was something satisfying about acknowledging this hatred, something relieving about this little present he allowed himself each Sunday. I adore Ronan s character arc Ronan s goddamn character arc is the only thing I felt emotions for at least 48 hours after reading this book It s so well built and written His development is really subtle over the course of the book, and yet I got so attached to this character so quickly This isn t even my character archetype I know all of you love bad boy with a heart of gold, but honestly, I ve hardly ever seen this trope done well This book does the trope well Ronan s character is written as so powerful and deep His arc was just one of the most flawless character arcs I ve ever read I m going to go into some other minor spoilers in this paragraph they re actually things that I wouldn t consider spoilers in literally any other book, but I feel as if I almost would ve preferred letting this specific character arc dawn on me But if you don t care Ronan s arc follows his struggle with depression, and his struggle with internalized homophobia Can I just say that both aspects are done perfectly. oh my god, it s actually kind of upsetting how relatable this character was at some points We are totally different people And yet his experiences and thought processes are so relevant to me I was totally spoiled about that whole second secret thing Thanks, guys But you know what, that did not stop me from full on sobbing at THAT reveal view spoiler Adam was in the dream, too he traced the tangled pattern of ink with his finger He said, Scio quid hoc est As he traced it further and further down on the bare skin of Ronan s back, Ronan himself disappeared entirely, and the tattoo got smaller and smaller It was a Celtic knot the size of a wafer, and then Adam, who had become Kavinsky, said Scio quid estis vos He put the tattoo in his mouth and swallowed it.Ronan woke with a start, ashamed and euphoric.The euphoria wore off long before the shame did.He was never sleeping again. hide spoiler


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    This is the fantastical story of a boy tormented by nightmares that literally literally become real Set shortly after the events of The Raven Boys, the students of Aglionby Academy are still on the hunt for a legendary sleeping Welsh king This time, while we continue to get perspectives from multiple POVs, the story primarily focuses on Ronan Lynch, a troubled and angry 17 year old who pulls dark objects out of his dreams But when ley lines running through their sleepy town are awakened, incredible power is unleashed, and none of the boys are prepared for the ordeal that awaits them.I liked The Raven Boys so much that I was nervous going into this one but I think this book actually surpasses its predecessor, in no small part because of its sharp eyed character sketches Adam still worries me I feel tremendous love and pity for poor Noah I m eager to learn about the entire Lynch clan And I m finally starting to feel something for Gansey, as well as to feel the lovely pulse of connection between him and Blue Add to that a pair of compelling, nuanced antagonists in The Gray Man and one willfully destructive Joseph Kavinsky, and this world is filled with a host of unforgettable players The author has the ability to create such fierce depth of feeling towards her characters with a single phrase such as a teddy bear of a boy, in reference to Ronan s younger brother Matthew, whom you immediately want to cuddle and protect all at once.I haven t been able to stop thinking about this book since I finished it I have so many crazy theories about where this quest will lead, and I desperately want to know what happens to everyone Aside from thrilling, nightmarish scenes, gorgeous prose, wild revelations, shocking deaths, and clever humor, there are also delicious layers to this novel that you may not fully appreciate until after you re through, including distinct symbolism both subtle and powerful , sly hidden jokes, and a deep complexity of thought and plot and emotion It s such an interesting meditation on the power of dreams and how hidden desire can influence our actions, from Ronan s waking nightmares to his mother and father s unusual relationship to yearnings that I won t spoil for you.I could also write an entire essay about how The Dream Thieves contains one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking kisses in the history of kisses Yes The ENTIRE HISTORY of kisses It s a delicate moment that s suffused with the breathless wonder of discovery, and it s all the poignant because it s entirely unexpected, and because you are well aware of its context for both parties Tears are literally welling up in my eyes again as I write this, because that type of longing and sadness pulls so deeply at my heart.There isn t any way for a single review to do justice to this book, but this line from The Dream Thieves sums up its own story rather nicely Magic was real, magic was real, magic was real. And it runs deep and true through Maggie Stiefvater s veins This review also appears in The Midnight Garden An advance copy was provided by the publisher.P.S There s a huge spoiler tagged discussion going on down below with theories on what everything MEANS, if you d care to speculate But please use spoiler tags I also participated in a rather epic chat with several authors about this book, including Sarah Ockler and R.J Anderson and let me tell you, there are no better companions to discuss a story like this with than a bunch of smart, passionate authors who are just as excited about the book as you are One of the mind blowing takeaways from that discussion consider the characters as tarot cards I want to reread this book immediately.


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    I JUST LOVE RONAN SO MUCH OK ok I m adding .I really love how subtle Maggie Stiefvater is when it comes to the big things that happen in terms of the characters and what s going on I don t want to talk about it too much because of spoilers, but I feel like some authors try to shove information down your throat, but Maggie knows how to do it in a much natural, REALISTIC way, so much so that you don t even really realize she did it until it s done So magnificent The characters feel like actual people, and their relationships develop in a real and natural way, and I can t get enough I adore them.


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    Re read on audible MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListI LOVE THESE RAVEN BOYS Even though all of the boys are in the book, this one tells of Ronan s story and I love him I still love Blue, I think she is a great character I love her family, all of the banter between them, the sweetness between Blue and her mom just everything I feel bad that Blue has to go through all of these emotions with Adam and Gansey Blue knows that she loves Gansey and that finally comes to light but in a very sad way She knows she can t kiss him because she will kill him, that is her curse But..OMG. sweet Noah let her kiss him because he can t be killed It was a bittersweet moment because she felt like that was the only kiss she would ever be able to give to anyone Blue is a raven girl in my mind Ronan and his sweet little raven, Chainsaw I love them both Ronan makes out to be this really tough guy and he is in many ways, but he is human He has a human side that does so many wonderful things for people Brings a damn tear to my eye He is also a Greywaren, he can bring things out of dreams Unfortunately, he brings some nasty things out of his dreams by accident and almost gets him and a few others killed He s not the only one, but I m not saying who all have this ability I thought I fell down the rabbit hole again until I finally caught on Adam is going through some tough stuff He s not doing too well since he sacrificed himself for the leyline It all works out in the end, thank goodness, when he gets some help from one of Blue s many family members Adam had a sad life, growing up with a horrible father that beat him, having to working three jobs just to have the money to live on his own and go to the school with the other boys He wouldn t take any charity from his friends and it made them sad and angry at times But, they did find ways to help him without his knowledge well he found out some things But that s what friends do damn it The reason I m making this point is that he never asked for help until he went to Blue s home and that probably saved his life and we find out something he is now There is also a dude that calls himself Grey Man He is a hitman and he gets a little something going with Blue s mom He is there to do harm to someone in the group but then he just can t There is something really bad he did in the past and I thought it was so sad for the person when they find out Beyond all of the sad things that happen, there are many good things And the end, the epilogue, I was like what I wonder how many people are going to turn out to be other thingsWell, I forgot to add my excerpts and when I looked at my page numbers I wrote down, they didn t have what I wanted to add I must be losing my mind or was so into the book, I wrote down random page numbers Lol


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    Reread 3 Um ya I m obsessed I really have not got anything to say except I LOVE THIS BOOK MORE EACH TIME I READ IT I THINK I CRUSHED MY OWN LUNGS WITH LOVE AND APPRECIATION Ronan is, without doubt, my favourite raven boy, and I love that this is his book His character development is phenomenal and intricate and done with heart Like I m bleeding emotions all over the place.Notable moments Ronan pretending to be badass and then also giving his pet raven blocks to play with so she doesn t get bored Ronan saying he hates everyone and then describing Adam as ELEGANT Noah being thrown out of a window Blue being disagreeable Gansey offering to eat the rest of Blue s yogurt magic Joseph freaking Kavinsky and his dragon a hitman with tender feelings Adam and PTSD Ronan and PTSD SWEET BEAUTIFUL FEELINGS AND ANXIOUSNESS view spoiler That moment at the end when Ronan says his second secret is Adam Parrish YA GOT A CRUSH, SON hide spoiler


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    Welp It s been a month of nonstop reflecting I actually moved to a monastery in the hills of Tibet are there hills in Tibet in order to bring even clarity to my nonstop pondering Like, I showed up, and the monks were all, What the hell are you doing here This is for dudes Really pious and wise ones We don t just let annoying but effortlessly cool teenage girls in here They were really chill in terms of verbage then I looked up from underneath my hood I was wearing a cloak for dramatic effect , and they were instantly like, Holy sh t Let this girl in right f cking now THIS IS A GODDAMN EPIPHANY EMERGENCY Again, really not what you d expect from a monk, but what can I say notlikeothermonks They could see in my eyes that I read this book weeks ago and didn t even know what to rate it, let alone how to write a review And they knew how bad I wanted to read the next one, but how I told myself I couldn t read it until this review was done because I m attempting to learn this thing I ve heard about called self control But the Tibetan monks didn t do sh t, so here I am, attempting to write my way into an opinion.Let s get started.We can go with my only concrete negative opinion as of this moment The not like other girls trope rears its ugly head in this book But by rears its head, I mean pokes a toe into the room, hoping you won t notice it but also it can make Blue seem cool by tearing the entire fairer sex down rather than hit a quick attempt atactual, you know, characterization It s a lose lose lose situation Because Blue was already cool, and girls are also cool generally, and the not like other girls clich is just the sh ttiest, dumbest writing.I ll give you an example Maybe the Tibetan monks taught me a respect for truth and justice and, like, evidence That last one didn t sound as deep It s on page seventy nine, but my book is across the room on my shelves and it s really tucked in there and I m so comfy in my bed right now so I m not going to quote it I ll just do some of my famous character impressions Adam I am very boring now, and also in love with Blue What do I do, bro There is definitely not an easy solution to this problem that involves actually talking to the girl I m obsessed with, because this is YA and we love the pointless drama.Gansey Hey man This is a reminder that I m totally sexy as hell and Emma s still going to like me in spite of the horrible vitriol that spills out of my mouth next, which doesn t make sense and she s trying to forget about it even now, as we speak Time is a circle Anyway you should just talk to Blue and let s ruin the good point I just made not be worried because she s not like other girls.Adam Ok Also did I mention I m really boring and annoying now bows Not my best, maybe, but it s been a while And also I literally don t remember that scene at all so if I m anywhere close I m going to say I nailed it.Plus, there s a girlfriend named Ashley in this book and the way she s characterized really sucks RedeemAshley2k17Here s a complaint I also had with the last book there are a sh t ton of ever so slightly incorrect sentences and it DRIVES ME BONKERS Whywhywhywhy But if that is the repercussion of Maggie Stiefvater s AMAZING WRITING, I ll take it She writes GORGEously I f cking love her use of verbs They re so unique and I feel compelled to like, stop and say Nice to myself, which never happens with YA I really might have to read her entire collected works just because of it Including shiver Shiver Get it Because I m scared and don t want to, and also the book is called Shiver I m so funny Still, if I had to encapsulate this reading experience in a two word summary of the emotion I felt most often throughout, it d obviously be mild confusion Parts of this were So Strange and subliminal I often feltgasp dumb. Which I hate But I don t even remember what made me feel so dumb in the first place Whatever It s been a month.Moving on.I was told this book would make me love, or at least like, Ronan And itdidn t I don t feel that much animosity toward him, but he s just so eh. I was so excited by the dream thief concept, but in execution it felt so BORING Almost overexplained Bleh I don t know.Also, Adam was so whiny and annoying this whole time I am oBSESSED with Noah though He is so spooky and cute My favorite Blue was somewhat cool still I do love reading about her house and her relatives.GANSEY IS STILL MY BOYFRIEND Ahhh, Gansey My head has become a heart eyes emoji I am an emoticon perched atop a torso currently I literally loved the villain in this book This never happens to me, because villains are always annoying They usually lose, and I do not support the losing team This goes contrary to my ambitions.But anyway The Gray Man quickly became a real fave of mine I hope he sticks around, view spoiler even though he didn t turn out to be as villainous as I anticipated But as long as he continues his badassery and his new good ness enables him to be in the next book, I will be just peachy, thanks hide spoiler


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    You guys don t even KNOW, you guys You guys Guys This book, guys This frickin book Spoilers below so avert your eyes you Dream Thief virgins. Foams at mouth How is it possible that a second book is better than the first book, which was out of this world amazing It s hard, but man This book This book is everything YA should be Everything YA Paranormal should be It s everything that s good about my life, really It s that good.The writing Amazing, as well The characters were all badass Like, so badass Everyone was I even ended up liking Mr Grey and in the last book I thought he was a totally evil bastard PS Where s Neeve Man Just Man I don t know where to start with reviews like this because the book blew me away I wish I could tell you what was good about it, but it was all amazing.The Raven Boys who doesn t love them Gansey God I m so in love with him My desires towards this book character are so real, they re tangible It s pathetic and I don t care Gansey added, I would ve thought you had muscles Don t feminists have big muscles Decidedly not in love with him. There were so many parts of this book that shocked me Things that were hinted at in the first book but you never caught onto and then this book exposed them and left you all wtffff Like the end of chapter 20 when Ronan found out his mom was a DREAM DUDE I lost my shit I actually said, Awwwww shiiitttt And this book is funny Damn, is it ever funny The wording is like, for smart teenagers, and kind of underhanded humor, which is perfect Gansey couldn t understand the speed of it One moment, she was wearing clothing, and the next moment, she was wearing a bikini Fifty percent of the world was browned skin and fifty percent was orange nylon From the Mona Lisa smile on Orla s lips, it was clear she was pleased to finally be allowed to demonstrate her true talents.A tiny part of Gansey s brain said You have been staring for too long.The larger part of his brain said ORANGE. I love stories where things seem possible They don t live in an alternate universe where magic exists, they live in this one and happen to come across it Well, happen is a bad word Search feverishly seems like it But you really have to be careful when you create that kinda plot. and yeah It was perfect While I m gone, Gansey said, pausing, dream me the world Something new for every night Best part of this book BEST PART Uh, duh The ROMANCE I loved Blue x Adam in the first book, but always loved Blue as one of the best YA characters ever, same with Gansey, and I still would ve liked them to be together And in this book Oh, you get lots of hints and signs of their obvious affection I m not even saying the best romance was Blue x Gansey, even though it maybe was for me Can I just say I totally knew it about Ronan Man, I read a lot of M M books They re my primary diet I just know when shit is up, and I knew that boy liked boys The way he noticed Gansey s smile, his laugh, and was always watching him Even if he seen him as a brother, he was still always noticing Gansey And god, book 3 better have some serious Adam x Ronan going on in order for me to live the rest of my life happily He was struck by what a glorious and fearless animal Blue Sargent was, and he made a mental note to tell her that very thing, if she didn t drown getting whatever the second thing was. I wish you could be kissed, Jane, he said Because I would beg just one off you Under all this He flailed an arm toward the stars And then we d never say anything about it again How can a book with virtually nothing physical at all in it, barely even kissing, be so sexy and romantic I don t even KNOW Ask Maggie Stiefvater, because she seems to have that shit in the BAG She scratched her calf with her bare foot She wore a dress Ronan thought looked like a lampshade Whatever sort of lamp it belonged on, Gansey clearly wished he had one. This book is so sweet and so cool and nothing boring is ever happening and I hung on every word like it was the edge of a cliff If you like YA, especially YA Paranormal, read this series guys, but I just know there will be even greater parts of this series in the future.Previous reviewI m sorry, what I have to wait an entire YEAR. for this A YEAR September 2013


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