- Title: Lair of Dreams
- Author: Libba Bray
- ISBN: 9780316126045
- Page: 201
- Format: Hardcover
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 DiviThe 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.
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Opening sentences: Every city is a ghost. New buildings rise upon the bones of the old so that each shiny steel beam, each tower of brick carries within it the memories of what has gone before, an architectural haunting.Back in 2012, I fell in love with The Diviners. I know and understand why it wasn't everyone's cup of tea but, for me, it offered a whirlwind blend of genres - historical, supernatural, horror, humour, romance - and balanced them all perfectly. It became an instant favourite.Is L [...]
5 STARS. AMAZING. FANTASTIC. WONDROUS. WOW.Here's a quick list of reasons you are sleeping on The Diviners series:-Black mc-Irish-Chinese, disabled, asexual mc interested in women (last two pieces of info are revealed in book 3)-Gay mc-Jewish mc-1920's New York City setting-Ghosts, supernatural abilities, murder mysteries-Extremely lovable, well developed charactersI'm continually more and more blown away by The Diviners series. It's very rare that I enjoy a sequel more than the first installmen [...]
I'm leaning somewhere between 3.75-4 stars for this one.It was a long audiobook, but once again the narrator was perfection! I loved the new characters we meet, and the old ones we get to learn more about as well. I did feel like the first half was a bit slow at times, things didn't pick up until later on in the story, but when it did- WOW!
What on earth happened to the covers for this series? Now it looks like any other stereotypical cookie-cutter thriller, which DIVINERS decidedly was NOT.
“We are made by what we are asked to bear, Ling Chan,” he’d said.This review contains *spoilers*.I was really hesitant with wanting to pick up Lair of Dreams because of the new cast of characters. But, wow, I definitely needn’t have worried.A lot of the characters were right up my alley, particularly one named Ling Chan. She was snarky, witty, and everything I needed to keep flipping page after page.In my review for The Diviners, I wrote that I wanted to visit the girl with the green eye [...]
“Every city is a ghost.”Wow, okay, so this was EVEN BETTER than book one. See, a lot of reviews have said that this book is slower than book one. But I think this book is simply an expansion on book one - a slower one, but one where I connected to the characters a crapton. It took this long for the themes to really come to the surface, but guys, this book is way thematically stronger. Lair of Dreams is a book about identity masking itself as paranormal historical fiction. And it's brilliant. [...]
Update - 10/04/142015. YEAR TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN?!?!WAIT. Did this just get pushed back to AUGUST?!?!WHY.Update - 07/09/13THAT COVER. WHY THIS UGLYASS COVER.I'm sorry Libba Bray, I love you and your amazing books but this cover My heart can't take it.Update - 11/08/13So I was finally over my feels for this book (temporarily of course) being all chill and like, the second book will come out when it does, when SUDDENLY, I see that we have a title AND a synopsis! The title is kinda cool and probabl [...]
Short Review:Might be more of a 4.5 stars I don't know if I loved it quite as much as the first book. There were a few little things that irked me and I felt it was a little slow in parts. But otherwise, I really enjoyed it and it was worth the wait! Very scary, intense and creative, and I love the characters. Can't wait for the next book in the series--although I assume I will have to wait a long time. :PFull Review: Coming eventually!-----------Pre-release Ranting:Expected publication: March [...]
This was literally my face when I finally finished this gigantic, monster of a book. It was like the clouds finally parted and the divine rays of the heavens showered upon me for I have seen the light. The light being Libba Bray's amazing prowess, that is. There is no other reason why this happened except for one thing: that Bray's writing is legit god-level, and is therefore, heaven-sent.I'm at that point where I would love to be this author's apprentice. I'd do her laundry, brew her coffee, d [...]
Re-read 10/4/17: Omg. Okay, so upon re-read I loved this SO MUCH MORE than I did the first time I read it. This was so good. A little long, I’ll admit. And I wasn’t as into the main dream-walking plot line as I was with the main plot line of the Diviners, but omg I loved this. Sam and Theta and Evie and Henry and MEMPHIS. I die. I pos-i-tute-ly loved this. I need to get my hands on the next book NOW. Original read 9/6/15: 3.75. I love this world and all these characters SO MUCH. I just feel [...]
After years of waiting, the second Diviners book is finally here. Seriously, I got an ARC of The Diviners at my FIRST BEA, and I got Lair of Dreams at my fourth. Normally, I’d be really frustrated about how long it took for the books to come out, but I’ve pretty much resigned myself to this series finishing in about 2022. I mean, I can’t blame Bray at all because these books are BEASTS. Lair of Dreams is every bit as intricate and lovely as The Diviners.Like The Diviners, Lair of Dreams is [...]
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I loved The Diviners, it was one of my favourite books of 2014 but this just did not do it for me and I have to say I'm very disappointed. Nothing happened until the last 100 pages which for a 600 page book is just not okay. I'll do a video review and go more into my thoughts later but for now, I'm just kind of let down.
OUT NOW.They fall into their beds, the dirt of the city still caked under their ragged nails. They’re too tired for bathing, but they’re not too tired for dreams. For dreams, too, are ghosts, desires chased in sleep, gone by morning. The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams.The men dream of the music box and its song, a relic from a time long ago. “Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me / Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee…”Lair of Dreams starts with a se [...]
*insert unintelligible noises of anguish here*I don't even know what to say other than I loved this so much! I wish it wasn't over!Would have loved more Jericho in this book, but it's okay since we got to know Henry so much better. I really loved Henry and Ling's storyline.I did predict a couple of twists from the start, but me guessing the ending is never something that I take stars off for if it's still done well. This new mystery kept me intrigued the whole time. It was creepy, and yet touchi [...]
“For dreams, too, are ghosts, desires chased in sleep, gone by morning. The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams.”WARNING: This review contains a few spoilers to The Diviners.Once you get hooked by this series, it is very difficult to move on. It’s like my brain and my heart got stuck in the 1920s with the fictional people in this book. It has all the ingredients to catch your attention. The characters are fun and lovable, the mystery is very curious, there’s [...]
WrensReads Review:I recommend people to read this book after you've read a few other things between Diviners. It has a different feel than its predecessor, but it is still just as wonderful and deliciously creepy as The Diviners was. I'm not going to give much away, but you are dealing with another type of spirit in a way in this book. I'm going to go by character again since there is so many!PS: Listen to this! January LaVoy is literally my favorite narrator in the world's entirety. Please, oh [...]
Revised review, originally posted at fantasyliterature"To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep." -- Chinese proverb"Every city is a ghost." -- Opening line of this bookDreams become traps and deadly nightmares in Lair of Dreams, the second installation in Libba Bray’s DIVINERS fantasy horror series. In 1927, a crew of men is opening up an old walled-off tunnel underneath the streets of New York City in order to build a new subway tunnel. Look at this photo of an old NY [...]
4.5 starsOkay so I was really worried about this book. I make no secret of my love for the first. How can I? It was part historical, part romance, part paranormal, and it was just so fucking creepy. Naughty John? Yeah, he was terrifying. So yeah, I was really scared to read this book. Would it be a letdown, considering how amazing the first one was? Well, I am extremely pleased to say that this book was the berries. (I actually really love the 1920s slang.)In Lair of Dreams Evie has outed hersel [...]
sam+evie, & theta+memphis = ships.
I have so many regrets. x_x
SpoilersSo boring. I enjoyed the first book but this one really didn't work for me. The story, characters, and relationships all fell flat.-The plot dragged and dragged, I was waiting for something exciting to happen but nothing did. The main baddie/problem was some kind of sleeping sickness caused by ghosts that were greedy for dreams - it just wasn't interesting. At least the serial killer ghost in the first book was somewhat creepy and gave things a mysterious and dark edge, unlike the ghosts [...]
Original Review found at: awesomebooknutAlright, it seems to me, they aren’t really sure on the cover. Because in the ARC that I got, I got the picture below. The cover posted on is the pictures listed above. Either way I posted both. Which do I like best? eh, the top. Just in case you were wondering my opinion on the matter. I read first book The Diviners about 2 years ago because I kept hearing amazing things about it, and I needed an audio book to listen to while I went on walks with my ki [...]
Disclaimer: received audiobook for review from the publisher. The audiobook narration was A++++Yes, it's a really long book. Yes, it takes a minute to get into and get used to all of the different characters. It is a rather busy novel, but such a great story with well-rounded characters. Ling is half-Chinese, half-Irish and loves science. Henry is gay and is an amazing pianist and songwriter. Evie is the queen of the spotlight, but still has her insecurities. Theta comes from an abusive backgrou [...]
Lair of Dreams felt like a filler book: Boring, predictable, too long, not scary enough and did I say too long? Yeah, that was really a bummer. >> Evie, who was the main character in book 1, was almost intolerable here. I get that the girl has problems and drinking these problems is her kind of way out, but, come one, reading about her partying and acting like a total bitch for almost 600 pages is not something a person can digest easily, trust me, especially if you liked the girl in book [...]
It may not seem like I'm terribly excited for this book, but I'm telling the truth; I am. Actually, I'm dreading the wait for it. After the explosion of the first book, I know that this one will be just the same, if not - wait for it - better. I don't normally go all fan-girl, but seriously - SQUEEEEE!. I can't wait to see what will happen next. Blah. This review is really boring. Oh look, a kitty!I just made your day, didn't I? <3
Libba Bray is one of my favorite authors, but at the same time, I will not begrudge anyone who says that they don't like her books. Like, if you insult Margaret Atwood or Donna Tartt or Virginia Woolf to my face, then buddy you'd better pick a second because it's PISTOLS AT DAWN. But if someone told me that they gave Bray's Diviners series a try and hated it, I'd be like, "okay, fair."The series, so far, is really really good - I don't want to undersell it. But there are a lot of things in these [...]
I really enjoyed this book overall – I love the writing style and how the author manages to paint such an intricate picture of New York in the late 1920s (even though it's obviously an alternative version of New York, since y'know, there are Diviners and ghosts and all that stuff). The cast of characters is diverse and interesting and I loved getting to know each character a little better in this book!My only issue with this is that it was just too long 100 or maybe even 150 pages less and the [...]
I am speechless ??? I wish knew how to put gifs on reviews, but since I dont, imagine that lady gaga gif of her saing "talented. brilliant. incredible. amazing. showstopping. spectacular." bc that's how I feel about this bookrtc
GIVE IT TO MEI have to wait till Spring 2014?
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