by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publication Date: September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
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If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?
Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.
One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.
And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things.
Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.
Of The Raven Boys, Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Maggie Stiefvater's can't-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book two." Now the second book is here, with the same wild imagination, dark romance, and heart-stopping twists that only Maggie Stiefvater can conjure.
Yet another amazing book by Maggie Stiefvater. With every book I fall more and more in love with this story and the characters. I have to admit that I was so scared to read this book, simply because I loved The Raven Boys so much that I was scared this book wouldn’t live up to my expectations. I was not disappointed. I may o may not love this book more than the first one. Who am I kidding? I love it. More than the first one and I am not ashamed of saying that.
In this book we get yet again Maggie Stiefvater’s amazing writing skills. This book is written in that unique, magical and captivating way that I have come to love from Stiefvater. And I just can’t seem to get enough. There’s humor, romance, heart-warming moments and heart-breaking ones too. I just love the way the plot is developing while at the same time she’s adding some new elements to it. The direction this story is headed has me so intrigued. I have no idea what’s going to happen next and it’s one of those few times where I don’t mind not knowing. The unexpected factor Maggie Stiefvater gives this story is the reason why these books work so well. It’s the reason why I can’t stop getting enough of them, cause where’s the fun in figuring out the ending of a book, am I right?
And OF COURSE I have to mention the characters. I love them so much. SO MUCH! Like you can’t even understand how much. We get to see more of the characters here. We see them in situations and we see reactions that we didn’t get to see in the first book. I swear Maggie Stiefvater’s characters have so much depth and personality. Each time we see more and more from them and each time I love them more. This book centers a little more on Ronan Lynch and I couldn’t be more happy about this. I loved every moment of Ronan Lynch. Plus we get some really heartbreaking moments mostly surrounding Adam. Oh Adam! The moody child. I just really need him to be happy. And then we finally get to see some real romance. I will ship Gansey and Blue till the day I die. Don’t argue with me, okay! I will fight you on this one. Just ship them! OKAY? OKAY!
I honestly can’t say much more. Just know that words can’t describe my love for these books. And I can’t wait for the next book cause that damn cliffhanger and I need to see what happens to my babies. Go read them if you haven’t.
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