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Man. This is the part where I get to tell you the title and show you the cover for the sequel to The Raven Boys. I’m just . . . really excited.

Remember how I told the Canadian border guard that my license plate was spoilery?

Mitsubishi Evo

And if you were on Twitter, remember that time I was looking for scrap paper on my desk and found this?



Well, if you combine those things, sort of, you get the truth of the sequel, which is:

Dream Thieves cover

It comes out September 17th, and right now I only have two pre-order links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But I’m going to add on Indiebound as soon as I can get my paws on a link.

ETA: Here is the link to pre-order signed and doodled-in copies from The Fountain Bookstore as usual.

And oh am I excited for you guys to read it. It has All of My Favorite Things. Which means I will be nervous as anything the week it comes out. But there you go.


  • Julie

    Beautiful! Love your books & can’t wait for dream thieves!

  • The cover and the title are both gorgeous!!! How about I supposed to wait until September 17? D:
    Pre-ordering right now!

  • I THINK IT IS GORGEOUS. RONAN. AAAAAAAAAAAAH. *flings self at book cover* NEED. NOW.

  • OMG!!!!! so so so amazingly beautiful!! I CAN’T WAIT!!! πŸ˜€

  • Oh my goodness Maggie. I cannot get over how excited I am about this. πŸ™‚ It looks amazing… nothing to be nervous about. I can only imagine how fabulous it looks next to a copy of The Raven Boys.

    Counting down the days!


  • Paul Baxter

    Hooray! And pre-ordered.

  • Miranda

    I’m trying not to squeal out loud and freak out everyone in my office right now. This looks awesome!!!

  • <3333

  • Scarlet

    That is breathtakingly gorgeous!!! Love the colors! And the title!

  • Gorgeous cover!! I cannot wait. Seriously.

  • Lynsey Newton

    LOVE!!!!!! Will be pre ordering as always πŸ™‚

  • Ruth Link

    What do we think she asks?

    I think Maggie should be less nervous because her books are made of awesome. Awesome to the third power. So, go bake some cookies or something and be less nervous.

  • Awesome title and beautiful cover. Can’t wait!

  • Beautiful artwork. I know the words inside will be even more beautiful. I am looking forward to September!

  • So lovely, and great title. I can’t believe how far away September feels!

  • Anonymous

    This cover is so Ronan β™₯

    When these books will be published in my country, I hope they’ll use these covers. *finger crossed*

  • Aimee P.

    It is BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  • Yay just in time for my birthday. Love the cover, love the tittle and I wish I could skip all summer just to get my hands on it πŸ™‚

  • Brixie

    Got mine on pre-order. Very excited, it looks intriguing. Come back to Utah on your book tour, please.

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous. I was just wondering what I would feature in my “Waiting on Wednesday” post when this popped into my feeder!! Best of luck!


  • Clearly I was channeling just the right amount of energy your way because it would appear my favorite character from The Raven Boys is getting more air time in book 2!

    Woo Hoo for RONAN:)

    Can’t wait. Gorgeous cover, as always:)

  • Steph

    Can we have September moved to after February?! Please? The cover is gorgeous! I am so excited for this one.

  • MariaCecilia

    *sigh* I’m pining now… I loved the Raven Boys, so I don’t know how I’ll make it until September. The cover has me flummoxed, though: are you introducing a batch of new characters? Have you watched too many Fast and Furious movies? πŸ™‚

  • Loves it! You get the best cover designs!

    Thanks for sharing a day early. Had a rough day at work so this brightens it up immensely! Cannot wait!

  • Michele

    He’s creating!

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  • Jen

    Eeeeeeeep!!! Totally excited, absolutely adored the first book! πŸ˜€ I love the title and the colours are beautiful!

  • Zahra


    How am I supposed to write complete thoughts after that?
    I’m kind of feeling like how-am-I-supposed-to-live-is-this-life?-I-love-Ronan-please-marry-me-argh-falling-off-of-chair.


    I can’t wait for it to come out!

  • It looks great! I’m sooooo excited πŸ™‚

  • Malia Matsuzaki

    The noise I just made wasn’t human XD

  • megan

    So excited! πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful cover! I can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    This looks awesome. I love it! I’m sure the book will be great c:

  • Leigh Smith

    Dying. for. this. book. I’ve been listening to that Electric President song a lot and wondering how it refers to poor Adam. I needs it now!

  • LOVE. So PRETTY. So want it in my HAND.

  • Epic… like always. <3

  • Love it! And it’s being released on my birthday! Now I know what to ask for. πŸ™‚

  • I cannot wait till September. I can’t even wait till you release some sort of Synopsis!! Ohhhh Ronan!!

  • Bob


    I’m excited too.

  • Annie

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! Synopsis please??????

  • Alyssa

    OH MY GOSHH!!!!!!!
    *looks at cover and dies*

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  • CherryV

    The book has cars??? cool cars???
    Cars are sexy in the dark, light, ALWAYS!!!
    Love the cover!!

  • Eeek! I can’t wait to read this! Seriously. I can’t wait.

  • Wow this is stunning! And it comes out on my birthday! What a great 21st birthday I am going to have πŸ™‚ I love love LOVE this!

  • I get it! Ronan got the raven from his dreams. Maggie cant wait to try to draw this cover for you like the last one

  • Annie

    Is that Ronan on the cover?

  • Jennifer Rollin

    I’m so excited for this book!
    I have to go make space on my bookshelf!

    I love all your books!

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  • Arion

    Ohh, I’m so happy right now. The cover looks amazing, and I’m intrigued by the title. I really liked Ronan so I’m excited to see more of him, I guess I will just have to be content with him on the cover till September comes. That last line…
    No need to feel nervous, everything will be fine, it will be just so hard to wait until the release. Hope you have a great day

  • Anonymous

    The cover is beautiful and I am so excited–the 17th is mere days before my birthday, so I already know what my favorite present will be! I adored The Raven Boys–I was nervous when it came out because I loved The Scorpio Races SO MUCH (it has All Of My Favorite Things) but your writing is so tremendously lovely that I had nothing to fear. I’m sure this will be no different.

  • Aymara Sakura

    I LOVE the cover!! ROMAN<3 I don't know how I'm going to make it until the 17.

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  • Ananya

    Oh my gosh I’m so excited!! It looks absolutely FABULOUS!!! Wow!

  • anna

    you know when you start a really great series just when it comes out and then you have to WAIT … PAINSTAKING MONTHS … for the author to come up with the sequels as opposed to just starting the series after all the books have been written?
    yeah. i know.

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  • Sally

    Wow πŸ™‚ this is soooooo awesome πŸ™‚

  • Chi

    I am 1000% looking forward to reading this!!! ^_^

  • Darrian

    I literally just now finished reading your extremely well crafted book The Raven Boys that was suggested to me by my sister. It was AMAZING! It took me to another world and I loved every word of it. I am in love with your work and plan on reading ALL of your books. Especially The Dream Thieves which I am very eager to read and find out what happens next! The next eight months better go by fast!

    • Anonymous

      I read the raven boys two days ago in a couple of hours because I just couldn’t put it down!
      Between you, me, and everyone who reads this…
      I have secretly been fantasizing about Ronan for days after. I think I need a huge dose of reality.
      And this is only because you are such a freaking awesome writer! It’s like you’re THERE when you read it.
      I’m a writer myself, and I’m completely inspired by this book!
      I’ll have to read The Scorpio Races soon.
      (B. T. W. : I almost cried when I realized Noah was dead and then when Blue spoke to his family… crazy touching!)

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  • I am SO, SO excited for this sequel! I need more of the Raven Boys in my life… And I’m so psyched that it appears my favorite Raven Boy gets all the love in this one πŸ™‚

  • April

    Hi Maggie!
    I was just researching Irish boys names and came across the meaning of Ronan, and was wondering if its meaning and the myth of the seals was a factor in your choice of that name for that particular character?

  • Nago

    It’s so breathtaking! I cannot wait for this book. The Raven Boys was beautifully written and so engaging. I recommended it to my librarian to recommend for Battle of the Books next year for my school since we read The Scorpio Races this year. That was amazing too. Your water horses sound like kelpies. πŸ™‚

  • WOW, just finished listening to the audio of Raven Boys on my way to work, and sat down to review it as soon as I arrived ( Absolutely the best book I’ve read so far this year, and it’s been a good year, too! As much as I loved Scorpio Races, I think Raven Boys is even better.

    Now I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel. If you have an ARC available, the Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WashYARG) is a good place to send it (and then maybe I could snag it for an early review!).

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  • Jordan

    Yes!!!!!! sooo excited for this one!! I yelled/squealed so loud, I woke up my mom two rooms over (she wasn’t too happy about that but I was). I love all of your books! To be honest, I don’t really re-read books because I always found it a waste of time since I knew how it ended but I have to say I’ve broken those personal rules on the Shiver series and the Raven Boys (read them both three times) πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read more about Ronan (and all the other raven boys)!

  • Barb

    I just finished the Raven Boys in three days. I’ve never read anything you’ve written before but now I will be looking into your other books. I work in a bookstore and willbe recommending this book to everyone. Can’t wait for the sequel because I was worried the first book didn’t end properly but now with a sequel it makes sense. So excited by the ending! Great writing I am definitely a new fan now.

  • Molly

    I can’t wait to read this. I loved Shiver, Linger, and Forever and was thrilled when The Raven Boys came out. I love how your books always manage to make me laugh, cry, and scream “NO!”. I will defiantly read this series more than once like I did with the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. It’s just a shame September is so far away.

  • Can’t wait to read this! Recently read The Raven Boys and loved it! It also comes out on my birthday, that is always a plus!

  • Kelsey

    I read The Raven Boys in a night, and then read it over again the next day because I couldn’t believe how good it was!! The best part is that I found the book on a log in the park with a note inside that said “to whoever reads this book, have a wonderful journey!”. I can’t even imagine a better way to acquire a great book (I had to take it, it was homeless). I sincerely can’t wait for the next book!! A beautiful title and cover:) I probably won’t find this one in the park, but a good story is worth every penny! Can’t wait until September!!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE THE COVER ! . I’m not even done the Rave Boys yet, and I love it. I just had to see if there was any info on book 2, and there is!! . I was also wondering if you could get Chapters Indigo to put this as a pre-order book too. Anyway love it and can’t wait till Dream Thieves release( even though I haven’t finished book one yet) .

  • Roxie

    omg. i want to read it now! i can”t wait πŸ˜€

  • Tara

    Adding the date to my calendar! I cannot wait for the sequel to come out. I wanted it the day after I finished reading the first one! When I ws reading it, i could not put it down. I’m so excited to see what happens next!

  • Jessica

    Selling all of my Twilight series, Boxcar Children series, and whatever else to get the money to buy the series for The Raven Cycle!!!

  • Olivia

    I am so excited to read it!!!!!!
    it sounds and looks amazing!!!!!!

  • They call me “sir”

    September? SEPTEMBER??!!!!
    September. Only three months. I can do that. Almost.

  • Person

    I am a GINORMUS (I know it’s not a word, but whatever) fan of all of Maggie S.’s books, and I CAN’T WAIT for The Dream Thieves. It’s going to be a totally epic book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • mercedes

    love cant wait .wonder if there is gonna be a 3rd one ! ronan is sooooo hot

  • Hayley

    I adored your Shiver trilogy and when I finally read The Raven Boys, I couldn’t wait for the sequel!

  • Terri

    Maggie, I loved your writing style in Shiver and Scorpio; those books have such a dream-like quality, they were a joy to read and a joy to recommend to my students. I ejoyed the first of your Raven Boy series however I was very disappointed that I could not place it in my middle school library. The use of the word f*** for shock value just ruined it for me. To me, this series doesn’t have the same quality as your other ones and because of the language, it is inappropriate for your younger fans. I am so sad.

    • maggiestiefvater

      Hi Terri, I’m so glad you enjoyed the books! And I’m sorry to hear of your concerns about The Raven Boys. However, the swearing in that book is more than just shock value β€” I intended the entire Raven Cycle for older readers (especially book 2) because of darker/ more challenging themes, and in many ways, the swearing was a head’s up to that. I hope it at least comforts you to know that this was a conscious choice on my part and not just a generalized shift for my books from now on! I do have a middle grade book coming out this January β€” the second volume in the Spirit Animals series β€” and I’ve also got something else for younger readers cooking right now, as well. So I can keep writing books that your readers can work on right now.

  • Taylor Dunn

    Any chance of the audiobook coming out soon? I lack the time and attention for traditional reading… πŸ™

  • Taylor Dunn

    And then further chance that you’ll send a copy to the Southern California Digital Library? I finished The Raven Boys in two sittings, it probably would have been a single sitting if Friday wasn’t such a heavy and early school day πŸ™‚ I’ve loved everything I’ve seen from you and I’m really looking forward to The Dream Thieves in audio.
    Thank you for your books Maggie.

  • Summa

    I know that I’m more than a bit late on the up take with this and that it is unlikely you’ll see this, but I just finished the first book of the series in 1 day in the middle of the exams. And I just want to say thanks for the adventure and I can’t wait to read the next instalment!

Maggie Stiefvater
Hi, I'm Maggie Stiefvater

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.

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