Review | Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down HawkCall Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
Dreamer Trilogy #1
YA Fantasy
November 5, 2019

About the Book: 

The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.

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. . . .


Oh my god! And, to think, I almost didn’t read this!

I thought something was really wrong with me when I started Call Down the Hawk and I wasn’t feeling it. The Raven Boys series was so damn good, how could I NOT have fallen in love immediately!

Well, no worries, because that sh*t ended quick. Call Down the Hawk just kept building and building, until it exploded in a whole lot of awesome. Ronan Lynch is a d*mn bad*ss, man. I thought he was a Boss in the original series, but now we’re really getting to see how powerful he is now.

Adam’s got himself a good one, that’s for sure.

Speaking of, I’m pretty much in love with how Adam and Ronan’s relationship didn’t take center stage in this one. There was enough to show us where their relationship stands, and make it obvious it was important to the series overall. However, it didn’t overshadow the fact that this new series is mostly about the Lynch brothers.

Not only did Call Down the Hawk focus on Ronan, it also gave just as much page time to Declan Lynch. Maggie Stiefvater finally took us on a dive into his personality; what makes him tick. She made us love him, and gave us something hold on to. He’s a good big brother, and he deserves all good stuff. Jordan Hennessey is seriously good stuff.

The story of Hennessy and her girls was the perfect addition to an already established lore. I think it’s in this subplot we’re going to see Matthew developed more and more. I think Jordan is going to be the one who helps him come to terms with who he is. At least I hope so, because he’s the only Lynch brother I feel we don’t really understand yet.

I’m a little nervous he’ll become the new Noah. I like Matthew. Give us a bit from his perspective, pretty please.

He is not a plot device. He’s a worthy protagonist.

What it all boils down to is, Maggie Stiefvater is an author not to be reckoned with. She’s powerful. Her words are imagery, and her imagination is immense.

Usually when I talk about the creativity of an author I talk about Neal Shusterman. Well, Maggie is just as unique. Every series she writes only gets better, and the Dreamer Trilogy is going to be Heaven.

I willing to bet on it.

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