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Publisher Description

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.


* "Richly written and filled with figurative language…this story of secrets and dreams, of brothers and of all-too-real magic is an absolute marvel of imagination and an irresistible invitation to wonder." --BOOKLIST, starred review

* "Mind-blowingly spectacular… Stiefvater's careful exploration of class and wealth and their limitations and opportunities astounds with its sensitivity and sophistication. The pace is electric, the prose marvelously sure-footed and strong, but it's the complicated characters…that meld magic and reality into an engrossing, believable whole." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

* "A paranormal thriller…this installment [is] more tense and foreboding than its predecessor–and every bit as gripping." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

* "A complex web of magical intrigue and heartstopping action." -- THE BULLETIN, starred review

* "Readers who want a moody chill and appreciate an atmospheric turn of phrase will want to spread more time in Henrietta." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

Young Adult
September 17
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Grades 7-10

Customer Reviews

OssianBrigadoon ,

Ronan Lynch gets real

I loved The Raven Boys, but Ronan was like a nasty nightmare I kept wanting to wake up from...by the time I finished The Dream Thieves, he had become one of my favorite characters. I've read a great many books in my 46 years, and rarely if ever have I encountered a character so complex and paradoxical, and strangely appealing, in spite of himself, as Ronan Lynch. Maggie Stiefvater's writing is astonishing. Not a sentence is wasted, and every single detail matters. The quality and depth of this series is phenomenal.

alexb00k ,


I stayed up till 2, 3, and 4 in the morning (respectively) three consecutive nights in a row because I couldn't put this series down. The characters are so real, the mysteries so thrilling, the magic so exciting, and thee writing so beautiful...The Raven Cycle is a must-read.

Katniss2002mp ,


The second book in the raven boys series is absolutely breath taking as secrets unfold and impossible magic takes place...as well as hopeless love as blue becomes more and more attached to-more then one raven boy 😉 I am dying for the third book in the raven boys series!

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