Lair of Dreams – By Libba Bray

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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?

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After enjoying the first book in this series a lot, I was very much looking forward to reading Lair of Dreams.

To my disappointment this book was not as good as the first. For starters I felt like this book was far too long. There were a lot of things that could have been condensed, every single character didn’t need their own narration, as much I liked them all I found myself getting bored far too often.  The whole plot just seemed to drag.  On top of that I found that Liar of Dreams was much more predictable than The Diviners had been. I called the major twist with the dream walkers and the ghost lady pretty early on.

The good news is Evie was a great as ever. I love her character, I love how real she is and how she likes to have fun. I think she grew a little more in this book, and that was really good for her. I also liked that she moved past her relationship with Jericho, whom I didn’t like quite as much. I think Sam and Evie have more chemistry together, and understand each other better.

I don’t have anything else to say, I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads. I did still like the world and the characters.  I plan on reading the last book in this trilogy, but I just hope that it’s better than this one.

2 comments

  1. Oh, I keep seeing this book around on social media and on display in the library, but I never dedicated time to learning what it was about! I haven’t read any Libba Bray books. The premise of the series sounds intriguing (cities! and reading secrets!). I’m sorry to hear that the sequel was a disappointment, though! It’s hard to outdo a great first book.
    claire @ clairefy

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