Monday, August 31, 2015

Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray book cover and review
While Lair of Dreams is richly detailed and complex, it kept my interest and I really enjoyed it.

It's been a while since I read The Diviners, but I was able to remember the many characters and their stories from the hints Bray gives us in Lair of Dreams.

I believe all of the characters have returned along with a few more. Lair of Dreams is mostly about walking in dreams. Henry meets another dream walker, Ling, and they are able to do incredible things when they dream walk together.

But there's a sleeping sickness going around -- people are unable to awaken, and eventually die. Are they dream walking?

Lair of Dreams is pretty creepy. There are ghosts, and they aren't nice ghosts. As the story slowly unfolds, the puzzles just get more complicated. It will take all of the Diviners coming together to get rid of this menace, and they all put their lives on the line to do it.

I don't want to say too much more about the plot. It's very atmospheric and there are a lot of descriptive passages to add to the mood. We also follow several different story lines, but they all end up together in the end. Things aren't over, although this danger has been taken care of. There is still an overarching danger that has yet to be faced in future books.

If you enjoyed The Diviners, you will certainly enjoy Lair of Dreams, although be prepared for a longer, slow moving, but intricate story. Lair of Dreams is sure to keep you guessing.

Published by Little, Brown BFYR, August 25, 2015
eARC obtained from NetGalley
624 pages

Rating: 4/5

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  1. Is this book the end of the series or a middle book? I just received my copy for the library and gasp at how big it is. I hope kids who read Diviners are ready to pick it up.

  2. Nope. Not the end. But it does wrap up this plot line nicely -- there's just more coming.....

  3. I'm a big Bray fan, but sadly haven't picked up the Diviners yet. I plan to reading it soon and enjoy this one as well. I thought about using it for my book club at school, but I think the heft of it may turn some teens off.

    1. It is LONG. And the second one is even longer!


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