Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

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?

Second in The Diviners series, we learn more about Evie's story alongside many other characters. At over 600 pages, book two is as much as a beast to read as the first one but luckily just as easy to get into. Yeah, all the flitting between characters and story lines was still confusing but more of them tied together which is satisfying. 

So we still follow Evie and her cohorts around, but not so much from Jericho this time, which is sad because I like him, more Sam, more Henry, plus new character Ling. As Memphis has started dating Theta, we hear more from them too, as well as both of their background. All these characters should feel completely random but as it turns out they are all connected through this unknown Diviner power, and learned how and to what degree was like solving a mystery.

Speaking of Diviner power, there is a dangerous new ghost on the loose, spreading dreams that suck you in and don't let you wake up. This so-called sleeping sickness is claiming lives and apparently started in Chinatown. Bray does another great job of showing the era, along with another side of New York City's underbelly, this time in the form of racism. With all the fear, people was scared and taking it out on the city's immigrants. 

Maybe not as enthralling as book one but still a mighty read with grit, romance and danger. Some secrets are still unsolved and I know that Bray can deliver a great story and hopefully some answers with book three.

Published 25th August 2015 by Atom.

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