Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) By Maggie Stiefvater and INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!!

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 17th, 2013
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 437
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.”

The hunt for the Welsh King continues! This novel is the sequel to The Raven Boys, which I read a few months ago (click here to see my review) which I loved with all of my heart. If you have not read the first book and are into paranormal thrillers, I highly recommend it.

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If you read the first book and are iffy about moving onto the second, I would say that I did like the first book better, but this book is still captivating and and kept me wanting to read more. I did enjoy the story line more in the first book, because here it was more about Ronan and his past and why he is the way he is. I was hoping to see more of Blue and Gansey in this one and don't get me wrong, there were some small moments between the two of them that made my heart flutter, but I was hoping to see them go further.

Getting to know about Ronan's past really intrigued me. To see this person who you think is so tough and ruthless and then all of a sudden his world starts to slowly crumble around him. The story about his father and mother just blew me away and I did not expect it what so ever. I was so excited when we met more of the Lynch clan and learned so much about them and the reason why Ronan has grown into the man he is today. It warmed my heart to see the care Ronan had for his little brother Max. The introduction of Kavinsky brought the book home for me. The tension between Ronan and Kavinsky reminded me of those old school movies where every school had that one bad boy who tries to corrupt one person in the friend group. Kavinsky saw the bad in Ronan and tried to pull it out even further.
Credit to escapethiscage
It took me a little longer to get into this book. Maggie Stiefvater's writing style is extremely unique and descriptive and I found myself getting lost in the words and having to start over again. I additionally felt that the end of the book was a little rushed and I knew all my questions would not be answered since I knew the there is a third book on the way, but it still left me confused. I had to reread the ending a few times before I got what happened and yet I still don't feel closure.

Overall I gave it 4.5 stars! I can not wait for the third book in the cycle to come out, Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Let me know what you think!


Since Blue Lily, Lily Blue is coming out in a few weeks I decided to do a giveaway! To receive a copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue you must complete the following:
  • Follow my reviews on Goodreads (If you would like to add me as a friend while you're at it you can)
  • Email me at leereadsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com saying "I WOULD LIKE BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE!!!" and your goodreads name
  • Tell me your favorite quote from a book you've read.
This giveaway ends October 21st at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly. This giveaway is international so anyone may join. I will contact the winner on October 22nd and if they don't answer within 48 hours with their information, I will pick a new winner.

Thank You!
Lee Chand


  1. One of my favorite quotes is from the book I've read 2 weeks ago , To Kill A Mockingbird : “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

  2. Favorite book quote is tough, but I'll go with:
    "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" -- Dumbledore

  3. My favourite quote, it's rather long actually, but it's the very start of The Dream Thieves! I LOVE IT! IT'S JUST SO PERFECT!

    A secret is a strange thing.

    There are three kinds of secrets. One is the sort everyone knows about, the sort you need at least two people for. One to keep it. One to never know. The second is a harder kind of secret: one you keep from yourself. Every day, thousands of confessions are kept from their would-be confessors, none of these people knowing that their never-admitted secrets all boil down to the same three words: I am afraid.

    And then there is the third kind of secret, the most hidden kind. A secret no one knows about. Perhaps it was known once, but was taken to the grave. Or maybe it is a useless mystery, arcane and lonely, unfound because no one ever looked for it.

  4. My favorite quote from a book that enthralled me completely:

    “Sometimes I dance, alone, to music no-one can hear but me. When I dance I feel the beat of the earth’s own heart rise through my feet and legs, through my loins and belly and into my chest, until my own heart beats in time with the earth’s. Then I wonder if you feel it too, beneath that portion of the earth’s crust where you stand, or walk, or lie, or dance too. Because always, when I’m dancing, I’m dancing with you.”

    Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower.

    and THANK YOU. :)

  5. My favorite quote is "It was a pleasure to burn." Its the first line in Fahrenheit 451 and I love it so much I have it tattooed on my left shoulder!

  6. My favorite quote comes from the Infernal Devices trilogy:

    If you do not help me," Tessa said to Jem, "I swear, I will change into you, and I will lift him myself. And then everyone here will see what you look like in a dress." She fixed him with a look. "Do you understand?”

  7. My favorite quote is from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: "We talk all the time - we used to. And it just made me want to talk to you more."

  8. I absolutely adore The Raven Boys. These books are just the best. I love them even more that I do The Mortal Instruments. That's just crazy. :D