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Lair of Dreams ~ Libba Bray

February 4, 2019

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Genre: Young Adult/Urban Fantasy

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316126038

592 pages

Source: Barnes and Noble

There is at least one moment in every dream during which the dreamer has a vague sensation that this might not be the waking world.

There might be something just a tiny bit off.

Some conversation might be too sweet.

Or something might go horribly wrong.

The horribly wrong bit snakes in and out of dreamer’s minds, everywhere, in 1920’s New York City in Libba Bray’s second installment of The Diviner’s series.

The reader is treated to one Dream after another, through memories of war time landscapes, sun kissed bayou afternoons, and sweet, childhood snippets.

And in every dream, there is a pull to stay.

Forever.

Yes, that’s right, folks, what starts off Horst totsy, where everything’s just jake, may turn out to be the literal ultimate big sleep.

But don’t have kittens, kids, Evie O’Neil and her band of misfits are on the case. From seers to dream walkers to fire starters, Evie and her pals band together to race against time, saving the city and saving themselves from the forces trying to tear the world apart.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading the first book in the set (first, what are you doing with your one and only life?) I am begging you to do so. The first drags a bit but the second is just everything I have ever asked of a book.

Bray has this knack for dropping her readers, heart, soul, and all, right into the thick of a story they never want to leave.

The research woven into the period price aspect is so well done, you’re basically transported to a time when speak easies and radio shows were the ultimate fun. She also doesn’t shy away from the deeper, darker issues of addiction, racism, sexism, and homophobia forces more sinister than any death dream ever could be.

I’m absolutely in love with this series and you will be too if you give it a shot.

So, what do you say? Dream with me?

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