Monday, August 10, 2015

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray

*An ARC of this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.*

Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 702

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
Alright, 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 Goodreads 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 kids in the morning for my morning exercise...not that you really care... but I was immediately hooked which is surprising since it's set in the roaring 1920s and that is like my least favorite era. However, Libba Bray made me LIKE the 1920s! She brought to life the style, fashion, slangs, New York etc... that made the 1920 so "roaring" and she was just brilliant! 

With Lair of Dreams, she continues her brilliancy in the history of all that was going on back then, between the racism, the way people were afraid of other cultures and their dislike for them. I found it well researched and well done! It was a breathtakingly lovely escape to head back there and enjoy that time in this book! MAN!

If you like horror, you'll LOVE The Diviners and Lair of Dreams because they are terrifying, they are gruesome which made me want to sleep with the lights on. Yet the overall story was amazing. If you enjoyed The Diviners then you'll love the ghost story of this book as well as the continuation of characters that you fall in love with from the first book. You get to meet new characters and watch as the overall bigger plot thickens.

I really enjoyed the character development with each of the characters and felt that Bray did a wonderful job keeping each character and their voices so distinct and separate throughout the story. My favorite characters are Evie and Sam the chemistry between these two are so fun. I kinda hurried through everyone else's stories so I could get back to them. However I will admit Evie did bug me a little with her drinking problem. And Sam's character development was fabulous to watch progress.

Overall if you want a GOOD horror, with AMAZING writing and well done characters, PICK THIS UP!

Sexual Content: moderate (lots of kissing between 2 male lovers and talk of passion between the 2, more kissing scenes between other characters but nothing too hot and heavy)
Language: mild
Violence: heavy (it's a creepy horror ghost story that can get a little graphic)
Drugs/Alcohol: moderate (one character constantly getting drunk or seen drinking, talk of another character with opium)

*For those sensitive to horror or any such content listed above I would suggest obtaining the book first before purchase*

 To get you all excited for this next book we would like to give away a HARDBACK copy of The Diviners!

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