Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Published by Scholastic Press on September 17th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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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.
This book was amazing.
For a book two in a series, this was perfect. The action escalated, the characters got deeper, the magic more complex – just everything you want in a sequel. Book one was a little on the slow side, but this didn’t have that problem at all. I think it was because the magic was now familiar and the characters had a home in my heart. They gained a whole new depth, one that leaves me STILL thinking about it, and it added to the story arch every step of the way. The romance kept its usual simmer as well, and by simmer I mean simmer simmer BOOM GIVE ME MORE PLS. The overall conflict of this series still has me guessing, and I love that I have no clue where it will end. The strings were tied up nicely in parts and left me wanting exactly where I wanted them. I’m buying book three as you read this post, and I completely understand the hype around this series. The fantasy is like coming home after a long day, and the Southern atmosphere has me wanting sweet tea and fresh buttered biscuits every. dang. time. Hustle through book one my darlings! Book two just got better, and I’m betting this trend will stay the same.