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Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel

By: Libba Bray

As Evie capitalizes on a countrywide craze for the paranormal, a malevolent force spreads through New York City, trapping sleeping people inside endless nightmares.

ISBN: 9780316126045

JLG Release: Dec 2015


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Series: The Diviners
Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use
Topics: Psychic ability , Supernatural , Sleep , Dreams , Mystery and detective stories , History of New York City, 1898-1951

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Awards & Honors

CCBC Choices 2016, Fiction for Young Adults
2016 Rainbow List, Young Adult Fiction
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Speculative Fiction
VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror 2016

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
This breathtaking sequel to The Diviners (Little, Brown, 2012) is worth the wait. The novel opens in 1927 New York City, as construction continues on expanding the subway system. When workers break through to an older and forgotten train station, they develop a “sleeping sickness,” trapped first by dre
[STARRED REVIEW]
This breathtaking sequel to The Diviners (Little, Brown, 2012) is worth the wait. The novel opens in 1927 New York City, as construction continues on expanding the subway system. When workers break through to an older and forgotten train station, they develop a “sleeping sickness,” trapped first by dreams and then “nightmare[s] from which they will, never, ever wake.” Bray sets the stage for a mesmerizing exploration of dreams, including the American Dream—the “opiate futility of hope”—the exploitation of religion, science, and patriotism for evil ends. Although the same major characters from the previous volume appear in this installment, an additional Diviner, Ling Chan, makes her debut. She can dreamwalk and communicate with the dead. She and Henry enter dreams together to search for Ling’s friend, George (who has fallen ill with the sleeping sickness), and Henry’s lover, Louis. Evie O’Neill, still a quintessential flapper on the surface, is back, now famous as the “Sweetheart Seer” on a radio show. A sinister government plot to exploit people who display any Diviner talent brings the characters together for an action-packed, fast-paced, and slang-filled read. VERDICT A multilayered, character-driven, and richly rewarding installment to the paranormal historical fiction series.—Nina Sachs, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME

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Seventeen-year-old flapper Evie O’Neill (The Diviners, rev. 11/12) and friends confront another supernatural threat. As before, Bray follows multiple characters, many of them also paranormally gifted; while Evie (now a radio star known as the “Sweetheart Seer”) is still a focal point, here dream walkers Henry DuBois and Lin Seventeen-year-old flapper Evie O’Neill (The Diviners, rev. 11/12) and friends confront another supernatural threat. As before, Bray follows multiple characters, many of them also paranormally gifted; while Evie (now a radio star known as the “Sweetheart Seer”) is still a focal point, here dream walkers Henry DuBois and Ling Chan also come to the fore. Several plot threads intertwine when Ling and Henry begin dream-walking together (Henry hopes to communicate with Louis, the love he left behind in New Orleans; Ling meets another dream walker, a Chinese girl named Wai-Mae) and a frightening “sleeping sickness” descends on New York City, sending people into comas, then death. As the sleeping sickness spreads, Henry and Ling start to notice disturbing things about the dream world . . . and about Wai-Mae. Bray’s vividly detailed descriptions, which take readers from glittering high-society parties to claustrophobic tunnels filled with ghastly creatures, give the novel a sweeping, cinematic quality. Sweet relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) and snarky banter filled with period slang balance and accentuate the suspenseful horror. Through it all, new questions arise as mysteries from the previous novel deepen. What is the connection between the Diviners and the government’s ominous Project Buffalo? Who is the man in the stovepipe hat lurking at the edges of all this supernatural violence? Despite its considerable length, fans will barrel through this second installment and emerge impatient for the next. katie bircher

Book Details

ISBN

9780316126045

First Release

December 2015

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

6 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Page Count

608

Accelerated Reader

Level 5; Points: 26;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 6.4; Points: 38;

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Little, Brown

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use

Topics

Psychic ability, Supernatural, Sleep, Dreams, Mystery and detective stories, History of New York City, 1898-1951,

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