Friday, May 18, 2018

Audiobook Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Title: Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2)
Author: Libba Bray
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 613
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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, earning 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 to The Diviners, Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City.

Libba Bray does it yet again!  Her writing is absolutely amazing, and I just cannot get enough!  Not only do we get to hear from many characters from the last book, but there are a few new characters tossed in that add so much to this book.

If you love books with a very diverse cast, then you need to pick this one up. We get to see points of view from main characters who are black, Asian, disabled, gay, and Jewish, plus a whole lot more!

We’re thrust back into to roaring 20’s with speakeasies, parties, and fame galore. As each character fights to make their dreams reality, others dreams are literally killing them. With a new villain that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck, these characters are really in for it.

And I have to mention again that this narrator for the audiobook is absolutely superb!  I’m definitely checking out all the books that she’s ever narrated from my library.

I’m so lucky that I jumped into this series a little later on because the first two books were published about three years apart. I have to give all the people that started The Diviners right away props because I never could’ve waited that long for this book to come out. And I’m very happy that the third book is out as well so I can read that one too!

If you have not picked up this series, you NEED to!  I promise that you won’t be disappointed!