review: the dream thieves

OK. 

I posted my May wrap up and said that I would probably get to another book, and get to another book I did. I have been desperate to continue The Raven Boys series since reading the first book last week as part of the #ScallywagAThon challenge. I read The Dream Thieves in one, very warm and stormy, afternoon and my goodness it was good – so good that yet again I couldn’t find the right words for this review. 

In this second installment of The Raven Boys, we follow lovely Ronan very closely as we discover more of his ability to steal things from his dreams. 

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Beautiful moments 

This book is full of beautiful moments between all of the raven boys and Blue. My favourites included Ronan continuing to pretend to be a badass and then giving his pet Raven blocks to play with and helping Adam with his tuition fees, Blue continuing to be sassy and disagreeable, Noah and Blue’s friendship, Gansey offering to eat Blue’s yogurt, Gansey admitting his feelings for Blue, finding out that Ronan is gay – 

“She wore a dress Ronan thought looked like a lampshade. Whatever sort of lamp it belonged on, Gansey clearly wished he had one.
Ronan wasn’t a fan of lamps.”

The list could go on and on, but really I’d just be re-typing the whole book. 

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I will go down with this ship 

Guys, this book has me screaming over how many different ships are possible. I want Blue and Noah together (Boah?!) Blue and Gansey (Glue?!) Gansey and Adam (Gadam?!) Ronan and Adam (Radam?!) and everything in between. They all fit in a different way and I’m not sure what matches I want the most. Possibly Adam and Ronan. 

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them.”

PSA: I am terrible at ship names.

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Oh, the writing. 

Maggie just blows me away every single time. The development of these characters is incredible and the writing is so beautifully elegant. You don’t even realise you’re learning about their backstory/friendships, it’s just all happening around you. The description of new places and people is also superbly done – so much so, that I don’t even know how I feel about the Grey Man – he’s a lovable hitman?! 

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I can’t think any more cohesively than that I’m afraid. I can never express my love for the writing and for all of the characters – there’s just something so profound and real about them. 

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