Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Publisher: Scholastic (2013)
Paperback (437 pages)
Also by this author: Shiver, The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys
Also in this series: The Raven Boys, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Raven King
Reading Challenges: Read 2015
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.
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This book throws us right back into the amazing world of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle. We are again in Henrietta with Blue and the Raven Boys. on the search for Glendower.
This book focuses a lot on Ronan and his secrets. He is still learning all that he can do and who he really is. He has to face some of his own fears to do it. I liked learning more about Ronan. It makes his motives a lot easier to understand.
Blue still has questions about her father but they don’t take the forefront. She is worried about Adam, Gansey, Ronan, and Noah. After what happened at the end of The Raven Boys in Cabeswater, Blue is looking for answers. Things seem to be different with her friends.
Adam is changing. He doesn’t know exactly how but he does know it is linked to Cabeswater and all that transpired there. He is changing in ways that make it difficult for all of his friends.
Gansey is still the obsessed Gansey looking for Glendower. He is sure he cannot be far from him and yet there are difficulties. Gansey is trying to figure out what all happened with Adam. He wants to help Adam but Adam’s pride won’t allow that.
Noah is just Noah. With the ley line being somehow disturbed, sometimes he is there and sometimes he is not. There was quite a bit of this book he was absent from.
I enjoyed this installment of the Raven Cycle. I want to know what happens next, if Glendower can be found. I guess that means I have to find the next book. 🙂
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Ronan doesn’t take other people’s beliefs of what he is. He wants to know the truth. He could believe Kavinsky, that he is a thief who has to steal from the dream. That isn’t the truth though and Ronan wants the truth. I like his search for only the truth.
Gansey and his family want to help Adam. In their own way, they manage to find a way to help that Adam would accept. They aren’t going to force him to take the help they offer.
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