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Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: The Dream Thieves

Book Description

The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!
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....

Review

Source: Free from E-Library
**SPOILER FREE ZONE**
I am going to try my best and not give away anything about this book.  The first book basically introduced the characters (and there are a lot of them) to the reader.  The readers are also drawn into their adventure in trying to locate Cabeswater and the wish granter Glendower.  At the end of book one there were a few question left completely unanswered and I was not thrilled about the big one not being addressed at all?  Well, in book two (Maggie did a good job of recapping) we focus on Ronan more than in book one.  The joy of book one for me were the female characters, Blu, her mom and the house full of psychic who brought humor and insight into the story.  But sadly, they are not as instrumental though out this book as I would like them to be.  
I have to say that book #1 was much better for me than this one.  Book #2 introduces more characters into the crowded plot along with a bit of a conflict tangent.  I call completely new issues/conflicts in a book that veer off into different territory creating a another crime/problem to solve in the mist a CONFLICT TANGENT.   So the first two conflicts were with Blu.  She saw Gansey's ghost on the ley line, and then is told she will kill her true love if she kisses him.  Both of these are a great storyline in themselves but wait there is more.  Gansey is looking for the ley line, Cabeswater, and Glendower.  The adventure is on.  No wait there is more.  Adam is being abused by his dad, likes Blu, and is trying to prove himself as an equal among rich kids.  You think I am done right.  Nope! we haven't even talked about Ronan and his creepy self or Noah. (That was book #1 stuff) So you feel me when I say...MORE CHARACTERS AND PLOT THINGS!!!! 
This book needs to have a flow chart. 
Don't get me wrong I liked the books but why oh why more characters and no real resolution to the issues brought up in book #1.  Come on!!!
Oh!  By the way Will Patton the narrator ROCKED IT!!
 

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Recommendations

I recommend this book to older teens due to the violence.

Challenges

This book is number 9 in my Audiobook Reading Challenge
This book is number 14 in my Goodreads Challenge

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