The Dream ThievesBook - 2013
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bhmwortman Jan 15, 2016
I finally picked up the second book in this series over a year after having read the first one and I was pleased with how easily I was able to pick up all the various plot threads. This book has a lot of different plot lines going on but they're deftly woven together for a compelling whole. With ... Read More »
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Gansey, dangling his arm outside, patted the side of the car as if it were a horse. “That’ll do, Pig. That’ll do.”
Kissing’s a lot like laughing. If the joke’s funny, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you last heard one.
Gansey II [Gansey's father] described students — comrades, really — forming bonds of brotherhood that would last for the rest of their lives. It was C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, Yeats and the Abbey Theatre, Tolkien and his Kolbítar, Glendower and his poet Iolo Goch, Arthur and his knights. It was a community of scholars just outside of adolescence, a sort of Marvel comic where every hero represented a different arm of the humanities. It was not toilet-papered trees and whispered bribes, front-lawn hacky sack and faculty affairs, gifted vodka and stolen cars.
A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
“The inside of the old Camaro smelled like asphalt and desire, gasoline and dreams.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
It was funny…how humorous she always appeared, how that smile was always just a moment away from her lips. You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.
Noah slouched in. In a wounded tone, he said, "He threw me out the window!"
The Gray Man hated his current rental car. He got the distinct impression it hadn't been handled enough by humans when it was young, and now would never be pleasant to be around. Since he'd picked it up, it had already tried to bite him several times and had spent a considerable amount of time resisting his efforts to achieve the speed limit.
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This book focuses its attention a little more on Ronan, who, like his father, can pull things out of his dreams and make them real. The team seems mysteriously stalled on its way to finding Glendower, and soon start to break apart under their own pressures. Adam and Blue's tentative relationship is floundering. Ronan is trying to understand and control his abilities -- as well as come to terms with his father's death. A mysterious hit man stalks the team, looking for Ronan even though he doesn't know what he can do.