Lair of 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 Divi ...more
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 ...more
Here's a quick list of reasons you are sleeping on The Diviners series:
-Irish-Chinese, disabled, asexual mc interested in women (last two pieces of info are revealed in book 3)
-1920's New York City setting
-Ghosts, supernatural abilities, murder mysteries
-Extremely lovable, well developed characters
I'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 ...more
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!
This review contains *spoilers*.
I was really hesitant about 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 eyes in th ...more
“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. H ...more
2015. YEAR TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN?!?!
WAIT. Did this just get pushed back to AUGUST?!?!
Update - 07/09/13
THAT 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 - 11/08/13
So 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 prob ...more
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. :P
Expected publication: Mar ...more
I LOVE LING I LOVE EVIE I LOVE MEMPHIS I LOVE THETA, HENRY, JERICHO, MABEL. AND I LOVE SAM LLOYD. THANKS FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK
also, i was a lot more interested in the paranormal thing this time. it wasn’t just “evil ghost back from beyond to noodle around and be evil” there was a more in depth plot and it was grand
ummmm yeah, i’m really scared for the third book and as much as i ...more
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, do ...more
I continue to adore this series! These are such highly recommended audiobooks, and I cannot agree more. Although they each last around 20 hours, it flies by and feels like you're watching a movie. All the characters have their own voices and turmoils and backstories, and it's such a masterfully done character study while also dealing with paranormal issues and plot.
There's some characters who I care about more than others, such as the fact that I love Memphis but I think Isaiah and Bil ...more
Original read 9/6/15: 3.75. I love this world and all these characters SO MUCH. I just feel like ...more
Like The Diviners, Lair of Dreams is slow. ...more
With her smudged eyes and her dainty red Cupid’s bow lips, she reminded Sam of a sparkling party favor on the cusp of New Year’s. “Evie,” he said, taking gentle hold of her hand. “The party can’t go on forever.”
Evie looked up at Sam, defiant but slightly pleading, too. Her voice was nearly a whisper. “Why not?”
i am absolutely, positutely in love with this series I have The Diviners a glowing five star review, so if you want to know more about the series overall you should read that as THIS RE ...more
وبالصدفة، تدور أحداثه هذه المرة داخل الأجلام...أو بالأصح، الأحلام التي تتحول لكوابيس بسهولة
ولكنك لن تعود إلي نيويورك العشرينات فحسب... فالحبكة أعمق من ذلك ، عن أشباح المدن
الوصف، لغة اﻷبطال اللي استهلك مني 4 ساعات قراءة لاول 30 صفحة عشان استوعب مصطلحات العشرينات
يمكن اني قريت اول صفحاتها في ستاربكس بموسيقي غربية ملائمة لجو الرواية العتيق...يمكن لانها كانت بتتكلم عن عاصفة وشهب وفعلا اخر يوم كانت نوة عيد الميلاد تضرب الاسكندرية بعنف
عاما ها نحن عد ...more
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 ...more
"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 book
Dreams 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 Wikipedia photo of an old NYC su ...more
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 sense of ...more
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 ...more
“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 als ...more
Okay 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 he ...more
So 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 ...more
The plot. The characters/diversity. The mysteries. The writing. All top notch.
Now if only Evie would just Die and leave us in peace.
“I’ve spent the last two hours worried that you were bleeding to death in a ditch,” Evie continued. “Now that I know you’re okay, I just want you to be bleeding to death in a ditch.”
“Aww, Lamb Chop, you missed me.”
Annnnnd the hype is officially real. It’s not often I love a book as much as I did the first, but, here, I was a goner. At the beginning I was like eh, okay, LET’S GET TO SAM AND EVIE AND JERICHO AND WHAT’S UP WITH THAT DRAMA AGHHH BRING IT ON. But then, as the story progressed, I ...more
4.5 “ Every city is a ghost” stars
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
Last year, I came across the diviners by Libba bray and I gave it a chance, it turned out being one of the best books I’ve read in a long time and now with lair of dreams my love for the world of diviners is deeper and stronger than ever. I’m well aware that this book is too l ...more
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
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I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor. ...more
Other books in the series
New buildings rise upon the bones of the old so that each shiny steel bean, each tower of brick carries within it the memories of what has gone before, an architectural haunting. Sometimes you can catch a glimpse of these former incarnations in the awkward angle of a street or filigreed gate, an old oak door peeking out from a new facade, the plaque commemorating the spot that was once a battleground, which became a saloon and is now a park.”