The whole of New York now know that Evie is a Diviner and that she can read objects and now they are all lining up to see her do it and has become a media sensation and earned her self the title ‘America’s Sweetheart Seer’. However, not everyone is that accepting of Diviners. Meanwhile, a sleeping sickness has be plaguing the city, its origins unknown. Can the Diviners enter the dream world and catch the one responsible?
Libba Bray does it again, and is easily become my favourite author. Lair of Dreams is fantastic, just like The Diviners and it held my attention through this 600 page book, which is not easy to do. It actually surpassed all my expectations and now I am anxiously waiting the sequel which undoubtedly means I will be waiting a very long time, but I can imagine it will be well worth the wait.
Libba Bray has a gift in creating her worlds and the atmosphere and she created the 1920s America atmosphere perfectly with the perfect blend of the supernatural, just like the previous book. The creep factor wasn’t as good as The Diviners but I loved it nonetheless. I also really love Libba Bray’s writing style because it is just so elegant and classy.
I REALLY loved the characters from The Diviners and I loved reading about them again, but Evie, Sam, Theta, Jericho and Mabel all sort of took a back seat in Lair of Dreams – although still fairly present and important – and there was much more focus on Henry and a new character called Ling. So if you weren’t too fond of Henry in the previous book, then you may be disappointed with Lair of Dreams. However, I personally love Henry, especially his back and forth with Ling. I really loved watching their relationship grow. The same can be said with Henry and Louis, whose story is very sad and tragic.
Overall, a fantastic and haunting sequel which won’t disappoint.
MY RATING: ★★★★★