Book Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Updated: May 2


I hope everyone is doing okay and reading good books this year. I'm so happy that I finally get to review the most recent book by one of my favorite authors, and let me tell you, I loved it so much, I've been hungover since I finished reading it over a week ago.

The reading challenge is in good track which makes me hopeful because I'm actually ahead (according to Goodreads).

Now, let me tell you about Call Down the Hawk because you need this book in your life and I'm going to try my best to let you know the reasons without spoilers.


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. . . .


I was looking forward to this book the moment I learned it was going to exist. If you've read The Raven Cycle, you might be familiar with Ronan Lynch; his brothers, Matthew and Declan; and his boyfriend, Adam.

The Raven Cycle just had us dip our toes into the world of dreamers, considering Ronan was the only main character with the ability to bring back things from his dreams. There were other dreamers , like his father and another character that we saw in just one of the books (can't remember his name, sorry!).

Call Down the Hawk introduces new characters with their own motivations and struggles. One of them is an art forger, Jordan Hennessy, with a squad of her own and a mission that makes her cross paths with the Lynch brothers.

To not spoil anything major, I will tell you this: There is a lot of family drama, characters in real danger, messy dreaming, art forging, house breaking, car chasing, cursing, guns, Latin, dream creatures, mild romance, and some characters actually die (!!!).

Ronan and Hennessy are alike in some aspects that I find hilarious, and their journey to each other and together is really the heart of this book and probably the series.

There is not enough Adam, but he is there and he gets a couple of scenes that are meaningful. As a cherry on top (at least for me), we get to hear about Gansey and Blue.

Declan Lynch also became a favorite because we get to see a side of him that we didn't see in The Raven Cycle. And Matthew, sweet Matthew has his own struggles in the story.

There are a couple of chapters that are difficult to get through because they focus on characters I don't care about but apparently their POV is essential so that we get to experience the enemy's motivations.

There is still so much to wrap up, and the end of this book will leave you on edge and with so many questions, but it is worth it.

I've always loved Maggie's storytelling, and this is perhaps the best she's ever written. I know this series will be amazing and I can't wait for the two books that follow this one.

My rating:

Here is all the info for Call Down the Hawk :

Reading Challenge No.: 6/45

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publication Date: November 5, 2020

Format: Print/eBook

Length: 469 pages

POV: #ThirdPerson POV

Genre: #Fantasy #LGBTQ

Series or Standalone? Series! (The Dreamer Trilogy # 1)

First Sentence:

"This is going to be a story about the Lynch brothers."

Favorite Character: Ronan Lynch is of course my favorite, but this book is filled with amazing characters that deserve to be loved too.

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I finished listening to Crazy Rich Asians, so that review will be next, and I'm still reading the same books as last time. I think Focusing on so many texts at once has backfired and so I'm going to aim to finish Woven in Moonlight this week. Wish me luck!

Love, Lourdes


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