on August 25, 2015
Series: The Diviners #2
Also in this series: The Diviners
Also by this author: The Diviners
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities…
Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?
The wait for Lair of Dreams has been a long one. Really long. I was fine with that if it meant an excellent follow up, but I was afraid I would have a hard time getting back into the story. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and the book lived up to all of my expectations.
All the same characters are back in Lair of Dreams and one new one, Ling Chan. I really enjoyed getting to know more about everyone and learning about Ling. I feel like Evie, my favorite, played less of a roll in this one but she is still just as fun.
There’s a lot going on in the book. That’s not a bad thing at all. There’s the main creepy crawly story line; scary but maybe not as scary as Naughty John. Then there’s some side story and hints at future scary things. They just made me really anxious for book 3 but I’ll be patient, I promise.
Just like in The Diviners, Lair of Dreams is so full of gorgeous 1920’s atmosphere. That’s really my favorite part of these books. Libba Bray does an incredible job sweeping the reader into 1920’s New York City. Once the book was over I missed NYC and all the Diviners for days.
Lair of Dreams was well worth the wait. It was a fabulous sequel and made me extremely anxious for book 3. Don’t let the size of these book put you off. There’s so much fun and creepiness to be had in this series.