Review: Call Down the Hawk (#1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.
Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.
Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed. . . .

It felt so good to be back in the world of the raven boys. I loved the original series and it always felt so unique and like nothing I had ever read before, especially The Dream Thieves. It was always hard to pick a favourite from the series, but I’m fairly sure The Dream Thieves was up there for me. When I heard this new series would be about Ronan and his dreams, I honestly couldn’t think of a better tangent to go off. I was excited.

And I’m not about to say that excitement was misplaced, it wasn’t….but maybe this one wasn’t quite for me as much as I would have liked it to be.

You are made of dreams 

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in and I became addicted to the story of the Lynch brothers and our new cast of characters. When I picked it up, I would read over 50 pages at a time and never want to put it down. The short chapters allowed me to fly through the story.

But. It just constantly felt like it was missing. Some of the scenes were great. Some of the moments were exactly what I was looking for. And others were just somehow lacking. Lacking in references to any of the original characters from the series I loved so much. Lacking in love, I was living for the brief, scattered scenes with Ronan and Adam.

The writing was of course, beautiful. Stiefvater has an ethereal, otherwordly way of writing, almost dreamlike. I adored it, and felt like I was floating along on a journey that although I didn’t quite understand, I still enjoyed all the same.

and this world is not for you.

This book was excellent in parts, and it did really capture my attention. I just wish it had been a little bit more, and I didn’t feel like I was looking for something constantly out of reach.

3.5 out of 5 stars


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