Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Read: October 2018
This is the sequel to The Raven Boys. I wrote a review for it here.
If you’ve read my review for The Raven Boys, you’ll know that I don’t like it that much. (Actually , I don’t really like it at all.) It took me almost an entire month to get through it. The Dream Thieves took me longer than that.
I bought the two books at the same time because I had high hopes for the series. I had heard so many people go on and on about how much they love The Raven Cycle. Some of them had similar reading tastes to mine, so I figured I would love it too. Or at least enjoy it.
I first tried to read this book during the summer. I wasn’t feeling it, so I put it down. Then I tried to read it for two different readathons, because I thought that it would push me to read it and finish it, but I was never in the mood to read it. It’s so boring from the beginning. For the second readathon, after the third attempt to read the physical copy, I decided to listen to the audiobook and that is how I finally finished the book. Eventually. On the fourth try. Nobody can say that I didn’t give this series a good go.
The Dream Thieves doesn’t pick up until about halfway through the book. I was struggling to get through the first few chapters because it’s so slow. When I switched to the audiobook, I listened to it at double speed. This made everything easier and, of course, faster.
Honestly, I have no idea what was going on in this book. Everything was confusing and there was no point. I have no words for this book. I just don’t get it. That pretty much sums up my feelings of this book?
The only thing I know is that Adam is still annoying and he’s connected to Cabeswater. And Ronan can take things from his dreams. Also, there’s a hit-man(?) that’s looking for something (which actually turns out to be Ronan?) and hooks up with Blue’s mom? There’s a lot going on in this book, while also feeling like there’s nothing going on at all.
It took me months to finish it, and four tries to do that, and I can’t even tell you what this book is really about. Sorry.
Have you read The Dream Thieves? Did you like it? Did you understand it? Let me know down below!