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Lair of Dreams Review

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Author: Libba Bray

Release: 2015

Genre: Fiction/Supernatural/Thriller

Pages: 613

Want a book that will leave you gripping the edge of your seat and insatiably hungry for more? Look no further than Lair of Dreams, the sequel to 2012 bestseller The Diviners.

Picking up where the last book left off, readers find their favourite crew of Diviners living out their best lives in 1920s New York City. However, a new plague has swept the city and it’s called the sleeping sickness. Written so devastatingly realistic, it’s a wonder that this disease actually doesn’t exist in the world; and for that we all need be excessively thankful.

Lair of Dreams introduces new characters to the already familiar cast, with dreamwalker Ling Chan being the most pre-eminent and drawing readers into her story as Ms. Bray flawlessly weaves it into that of a main character.

Once you begin reading this book, it will be hard to put down. I read nearly the entire second half of the book in one sitting because I couldn’t possibly wait to find out what happens next. The well-paced, extremely suspenseful book will captivate readers of all ages and urge them to never answer yes to the recurring adage of come dream with me.

Rating: 5/5 Sweetheart Seers

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Off the Books Review

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Author: Lucy Arlington (aka Susan Furlong)

Release: 2016

Genre: Cozy-Mystery/Mystery

Pages: 273

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review**

It’s not often when I can say that I couldn’t figure out the killer of a mystery by the halfway point. In this case, I could not; and that’s a very good thing in my books!

If you haven’t read any of the series, you’re in for a treat. Set in the North Carolina literary town of Inspiration Valley, the city feels like a cross between Westbridge (of Sabrina the Teenaged Witch) and Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow. And the characters bring just as much zest to the table. Literary agent Lila Wilkins is a protagonist that is so loveable, you want everything to work out just right for her.

When a murder occurs at the bridal expo that her employer, Novel Idea Literary Agency, is helping run turns into the scene of a crime, Lila and her gang of friends must solve the mystery before they become the next victim.

An absolutely delightful read from start to finish, readers and cozy mystery fans alike would be foolish to miss out on such a gem of a book that leaves bookworms wanting more as soon as they put the book down.

Rating: 5/5 caramel lattes from Espresso Yourself

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