Lair Of Dreams: A Diviners Novel by Libba BrayLair Of Dreams: A Diviners Novel by Libba Bray

Lair Of Dreams: A Diviners Novel

byLibba Bray

Hardcover | August 25, 2015

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The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams.
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people's secrets, she's become a media darling, and earned the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." Everyone's in love with the city's newest It Girl...everyone except the other Diviners.
Piano-playing Henry Dubois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret--for they can walk in dreams. And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City.

As Henry searches for a lost love and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess....As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?
In this heart-stopping sequel toThe Diviners, Printz Award-winning andNew York Timesbestselling author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City.
Libba Bray is the author of theNew York Times bestsellerBeauty Queens, the 2010 Printz Award-winningGoing Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Title:Lair Of Dreams: A Diviners NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.38 × 6.5 × 2 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316126047

ISBN - 13:9780316126045

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read Better than the first book - I find that Bray takes a while to build her storylines. Overall a good read... can't wait for the next!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the first book 4.5 stars for the friendship between Ling & Henry. :)
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really enjoyed the historical aspects of this second Diviners novel...learning about the pneumatic train and the difficulties of the Chinese immigrants to the US, New York City, in particular with the speakeasys and clubs living alongside those preaching against the dangers of alcohol, dancing and divination. Bray does a good job of making history come alive through her characters and their tangled relationships. The plight of the Chinese immigrants and all the racism and prejudice that they had to endure in the 1920s, and even earlier, when unscrupulous men would pose as "matchmakers" and trick trusting Chinese into paying to send their young female relatives to the US on the promise of good lives married to wealthy businessmen. Sadly, these young and naive girls would arrive only to find that there were no wealthy fiances, and would be forced into a life of prostitution and drug abuse on the pretence of paying back money owed. It's heartbreaking to think of how many beautiful and inncoent young women wound up imprisoned in such nightmares with no one to help them. LIbba Bray is masterful at creating characters that evoke strong feelings of empathy at being trapped in situations that, at the time, were deemed socially inappropriate or, worse, were openly scorned. The sleep-sickness was interesting and I like how the story took its time unfolding and revealing it's various parts, but the slang became really tiring after a while
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Liked It ** spoiler alert ** I liked it more then the first one. The atmosphere was creepy, the plot twist was tragic and well done, the occasional shockers surprised and excited me but the same issues of dialogue and characters and romance remained. She tries too hard to make all the romances die hard and Evie sympathetic when I couldn't care less about her. The love triangle (square?) was nauseating and when I found out this series was going to be stretched out further then three books I facepalmed. I'll read the next one but I'm not dying to know what happens because the story I enjoyed wrapped up with this one (the dreaming plot).
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I've been a fan of Ms. Bray since A Great and Terrible Beauty was released. This book, the second instalment of the Diviners series, is enthralling, creepy, and really pulls the reader into the seedy, magical underbelly of 1930s NYC. If you like the flapper era, magic, and mystery, Lair of Dreams is a dream come true.
Date published: 2016-09-13

Editorial Reviews

"Sweet relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) and snarky banter filled with period slang balance and accentuate the suspenseful horror. Fan will barrel through this second installment and emerge impatient for the next."-Horn Book