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The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater


Arclight - Josin L. McQuein I had a really hard time rating this book. I really really wanted to love it but I ended up waffled between 3/3.5 and 4 stars. I'm going with 4 because it is a really good book and I really liked the second half of it. My problem lies entirely with the first half and I decided to bump it up because I'm pretty sure my frustration was intentional on Josin McQuein's part. Let me explain, (mildish spoilers, although not really anything you won't get from the blurb) for a large chunk of this book the MC has amnesia, so she's very confused a lot of the time and things seem to only half make sense. The amnesia is so well written that the reader (or at least, me) feels like they have amnesia too. Like there's stuff just outside of your mental reach and for me it got really really annoying because I just wanted to understand what was happening. Once the twists and turns start happening, the story picks up and I ended up far more engaged by the end of the book than I thought I would be when I was about a quarter of the way through.The other reason I considered 3 stars is because of the characters. The peripherals were a little flat, I still don't fully understand the antagonist's motives and I didn't totally connect with the MC (although I'm pretty sure that's because during our initial bonding period i was metaphorically smacking my head against the wall yelling I JUST. WANT TO KNOW. WHAT IS HAPPENING.)So, ok, TL;DR summary: It was good book but I had a hard time connecting. However I am definitely going to read the sequel, I think there's a lot of potential for the story to take off and I'm curious to see where it goes.