"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

07 March 2016

Lair of Dreams

Bray, Libba. Lair of Dreams. Little, Brown BYR, 2015.

This follow-up to The Diviners follows Evie, who outed herself as a diviner in the first novel, along with Henry, Ling Chen, and a cast of supporting characters as well. In addition to being a creepy paranormal story with a mystery element to it, the historical aspects of this story are excellent, including both race issues and issues of closeted LGBT characters.

I listened to this book on audio, and the narrator did a superb job differentiating between the various characters. It would have been difficult to follow the stories of the different characters without a great narrator, who did such a phenomenal job that my wife and I brought this book into the house to finish over the weekend when we knew we wouldn't be driving anywhere. Highly recommended.

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: racist and homophobic comments from various characters, all historically appropriate
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

Read-Alikes: Black Dove, White Raven, Lies We Tell Ourselves, In the Shadow of Blackbirds

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