Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (The Diviners Book #2)
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers – Released August 25, 2015
Summary: 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?
My Thoughts: I read the first book back in 2013, and absolutely loved it. Now that I have read the sequel, after waiting almost 2 years, I need book 3 already! Being that this series takes place in an era I personally find fascinating, I was impressed with Libba Bray’s writing and how it really captured the atmosphere of the 1920’s. Libba Bray, just as in Book #1, is also seamlessly able to change POV and have the story all come together.
Evie, our main character really grows in this book. Now that people know her as a Diviner, she is constantly in the spotlight. With her new-found fame, I saw how much she changed from book 1 to now. We also figure out the pain she still feels from losing her brother and how it still hurts her. And what I really loved was how Evie & Sam became closer! ❤ Not only that, but both Sam and Evie learned so much about each other by the end of this book!
We also get introduced to a new character, Ling,(who is 1/2 Chinese & 1/2 Irish) who was an amazing addition to the story. We learn that she can no longer walk without leg braces, and feels she is being judged, which was heart-breaking to read. But, she is able to stay strong and figure out what is causing the “sleeping Sickness.” I also loved how Ling and Henry teamed up and to figure out what was going on.
With so much that happened, I don’t think I could fit it all in this review! What really surprised me though, was the ending. When we figure out that Sam’s mom is alive and that Wai-Mae was responsible for the “sleeping sickness”!! Overall, I loved the plot, the aspect of dreams, the character growth and the all the new info we figure out by the end. Now that all the Diviners have finally come together, I can’t wait to see what happens in book 3!