Friday, August 30, 2013

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Scholastic on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: The Dream Thieves
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Year Published: 2013

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...

Why?: I read and really liked The Raven Boys last year, and have been anxiously awaiting its sequel since then. I had so many questions that I'm hoping are answered in this book, and I'm sure many more will arise (since there are still two more books to go!). Ronan is such an interesting character, and I'm really excited that it seems like this book focuses more on him. 

Expectations: I expect a whole new slew of mysteries to be in this book now that the ley lines have been woken. Definitely a lot about dreams and how they can be more than just dreams. My expectations for this book are definitely higher than they were for The Raven Boys, since I have a better idea of how Stiefvater writes and now that I'm invested in these characters and their story.

Judging a book by its cover: I really love this cover. I think Ronan looks a little cartoony, but I think the ravens and the color scheme make it alright. If I saw this on a shelf somewhere, I would definitely pick it up and take a look. The dark colors against the stark white background make this so much different from most other YA covers out there.


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