There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has
friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys
have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers,
and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
I love how well-rounded a writer Maggie Stiefvater is. This book has
humor and fear and sadness and pining and hatred and friendship and I
just love it. So. Much. Love.
This book picks up a month after
book 2 and everything is going a bit faster. We get more Blue and Gansey
moments and they are so nice. I love how their love is unfolding. I
grinned a lot during those parts.
I really liked how we got to
know Ronan even more. I seriously love this character. You know that
stereotypical lashing-out-at-those-you-love type of tough-guy that
everyone loves to hate. You know. That's him. And I love it. Maggie
(yes, we're on a first-name basis) has this really great way of writing
characters as individuals. Meaning when a character says something it
sounds like that character and it's not just everyone sounding like a
different version of each other.
Adam makes my heart break a
little every time I read him. Proud, serious, reliable, stupid, adorable
Adam. I might be a little in love with him. And I love how he's finding
himself more in this book and learning to let people in. Even with his
friends he built up this crazy wall to keep everyone out and we see it
come down more and more. It's nice to see.
Maggie brought some
great new characters with this book: Jesse Dittley, Greenmantle and
Piper. I loved all of them. The latter two in that love-to-hate kind of
way. Just such good writing.
So, wow, I love Maggie Stiefvater's
characters. She is a master character writer. But the plot is pretty
darn good, too. Things move and twist in unexpected ways throughout the
whole series. I never know what's about to happen. Which is frickin'
AMAZING!! I love when a story catches me by surprise and this one has
done it twenty times over. I'm sold on Stiefvater. I will now go read
all her stories. If you like well-written, mildly creepy, melancholy,
beautiful, emotional, paranormal YA books you'll love this. Go read it.
Sexual Content: Mild