The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater The first book in this series was something I started two different times before I read the whole thing. I just couldn't get into it but once I did, I was not disappointed. I liked the first book but I LOVED the second one, The Dream Thieves was better in all facets. The characters have greatly evolved and the story has become even more intense. Cabeswater is no longer a dream, it is a reality.

There is still that lingering intense feeling that the first book had but there is a lot more to the plot in the second. Multiple things were happening at the same time rather than just the search of Cabeswater and Gansey's impending death. There is a mysterious grey man, lots of "dreaming", and someone develops a new paranormal ability. The book ends in a way that you want the third immediately.

The romance is very subtle and that is definitely refreshing. I would recommend this book to those YA paranormal readers looking for something different. The Welsh mythology in this story makes it an entirely unique read. I really enjoyed it.