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  1 Call Down the Hawk
Author: Stiefvater, Maggie
    Series: Dreamer trilogy, #1
 
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Class: Fiction
Age: 12-19
Language: English
Demand: Hot
LC: PZ7.S855
Grade: 7-12

Print Run: 75000
ISBN-13: 9781338188325
LCCN: BD19262210
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Pub Date: 11/05/2019
Availability: Available
List: $19.99
  Hardcover
Physical Description: 472 pages ; 22 cm H 8.25", W 5.5"
LC Series: First book in the Dreamer trilogy
Brodart Sources: Brodart's For Youth Interest: Popular
Brodart's Insight Catalog: Teen
Brodart's TOP Young Adult Titles
Bibliographies: Booklist High-Demand Hot List
New York Times Bestsellers List
New York Times Bestsellers: Children's Middle Grade and Young Adult Books
Awards: Booklist Starred Reviews
Kirkus Starred Reviews
Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
School Library Journal Popular Picks
Starred Reviews: Booklist
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
TIPS Subjects: Fantasy
Science Fiction
BISAC Subjects: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
LC Subjects: Dreams, Fiction
Dreams, Juvenile fiction
Fantasy
Fantasy fiction
Magic, Fiction
Magic, Juvenile fiction
SEARS Subjects: Magic, Fiction
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Brodart's TOP Young Adult Titles | 11/01/2019
Publisher Annotation: 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. . . . Dreamer trilogy series, 480pp.
Starred Reviews:
Booklist | 10/15/2019
Grades 9-12. In his family's farm in West Virginia, where he lives, usually alone, Ronan Lynch brings his dreams to life. It's a dangerous, unpredictable skill, but after years of practicing, he mostly understands how to control it. But lately, his dreams have been changing, and the people he is closest to--his brother Declan, rigid and composed; his brother Matthew, optimistic and oblivious; and Adam, the boy who loves him, away at Harvard for school--have begun to worry. Elsewhere, art thief Jordan Hennessy is no stranger to dreams and their dangers, but a past she's running from and a future she fears are about to collide. And Carmen Farooq-Lane knows the end of the world is coming, and if she has to kill dreamers to hold it off, then for the greater good, she will. This spinoff trilogy was born from Stiefvater's Raven Cycle, and though readers of that quartet (especially those who favored The Dream Thieves, 2013) will of course be eager for this, this new series, somewhat astonishingly for a story this layered, exists independently of its predecessor. It's a different beast entirely, one that circles the complexities of family and the joys and terrors of creating. For all that is new, however, Ronan remains the same; a lodestar that old readers will be happy to return to and new ones glad (if nervous) to discover. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Raven Cycle books were best-sellers, a TV show adaptation is currently in the works for SyFy, and, really, Ronan Lynch was always everyone's favorite. Maggie Reagan. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2019.
Kirkus Reviews | 09/15/2019
Dreams are reality and the apocalypse is nigh in this spinoff from the Raven Cycle series. Ronan Lynch can pull objects from his dreams; but as blowback from his powers complicates his life (including his relationship with Adam), Ronan follows cryptic clues from a voice in his dreams to learn the scope of his abilities. Simultaneously, art forger and dreamer Hennessy seeks a solution to a life-threatening hitch in her powers. Ronan's older brother, Declan, works to keep his siblings safe at the expense of pursuing any passions of his own. Plus, government recruit Carmen Farooq-Lane aims to prevent the apocalypse by hunting down dreamers. This cast of characters, each with their own palpable desires, orbit one another until their paths come crashing together. Mysterious magic and secrets abound. The exquisitely painted characters and artful prose propel the plot, which is filled with satisfying twists and turns. Despite the scope, the narrative stays focused, drawing to a dramatic conclusion. While most rewarding to readers of the original series (though they should prepare for brief-but-necessary pockets of summary throughout), the novel is accessible to new readers, too. Ronan and Declan are white and of Irish descent; Hennessy is dark-skinned and English. Exceptional. (Fantasy. 13-adult). 480pg. KIRKUS MEDIA LLC, c2019.
Publishers Weekly | 09/16/2019
Ages 12-up. Book one of Stiefvater's Dreamer Trilogy, spun off from the Raven Cycle, centers on orphaned high school dropout Ronan Lynch. Ronan yearns to follow his boyfriend, Harvard student Adam Parrish, to Massachusetts, but until he can better control his propensity for manifesting elements of his dreams ("monsters and machines, weather and wishes, fears and forests"), he's stuck living on his family's Virginia farm. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., art forger Jordan Hennessy sleeps in 20-minute bursts for fear of entering REM sleep, during which she creates sentient clones of herself, each of which "physically cost her something." Neither knows the other exists until mysterious fellow dreamer Bryde visits Ronan's dreamspace and sends him to save Jordan. Also en route to D.C. is reluctant government agent Carmen Farooq-Lane, whose organization hunts and kills dreamers to try and forestall a widely prophesized apocalypse. Chaos ensues as their paths converge. Stiefvater delivers a stunningly imaginative tale that is by turns dark, funny, tragic, romantic, and surreal. Exquisitely drawn characters and witty, graceful prose complement the artfully crafted plot, which thrills while examining issues of individuality and mortality. Stiefvater delivers a dazzling fantasy, at once epic and intricate, from which readers will be loath to wake. (Nov.). 448p. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, c2019.
Journal Reviews
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books | 11/01/2019
R. Gr. 7-10. At the close of Stiefvater's Raven Cycle series, most of the main characters were off to find their fate, but Ronan has stayed near his Virginia farm and the ley lines that allow him to control his dreaming powers, his ability to bring things from his dreams-and nightmares-into the real world. In this opening book of the Dreamer Trilogy, Ronan anchors the story, but new players are introduced and highlighted. Ronan's brother Declan has more secrets than he can manage, ones that could seriously jeopardize his brothers' safety; Jordan Hennessy is a dreamer who's unable to bring anything back from her dark visions other than a copy of herself; and Carmen Farooq-Lane is hunting down dreamers at the behest of the Moderators, a group that believes a dreamer will be responsible for the end of the world. A painting and a prophecy put them all on a collision course toward one another, but as people's goals and motivations shift, so too does the chance for tragedy or redemption. The book gives each character arc complexity and detail but never sacrificing the pace or world building, the last of which expands upon the mythology and history introduced in the previous series. While there are obvious fantastical elements here, the book has the simmer of a crime thriller and the intrigue of a good heist, with dialogue providing some levity. Fans of the Raven Cycle will be pleased to see old faces, but they'll be even more thrilled to see where Stiefvater takes them next. KQG. 448p. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF ILLINOIS, c2019.
School Library Journal | 10/01/2019
Gr 8 Up. POP -- Once there were three brothers Declan, the eldest; Ronan, the middle whose dreams became reality; and Matthew, the youngest who was dreamed into existence by Ronan. After finding a painting of their deceased mother at the Fairy Market, the brothers are drawn into a dangerous world where anything can happen. Magic collides violently with art and dreams in this novel, and every chapter pulls the reader deeper into a story that starts out dark and gets progressively darker, stranger, and more convoluted. Warning: May cause sleepless nights, strange dreams, and obsessive glances over one's shoulders to make sure nothing is creeping up from behind. A cliff-hanger ending will leave readers impatient for the next book in a projected trilogy. VERDICT Atmospheric, weird, disjointed, and difficult to follow but intriguing as hell and almost impossible to put down. Jane Henriksen Baird, formerly at Anchorage Public Library, AK. 480p. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, c2019.
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