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Lair of Dreams: The Diviners Book 2
Lair of Dreams: The Diviners Book 2 | Libba Bray
THE NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER 1920s New York. America's Sweetheart Seer. Diviners dream-walk. Follow them down. 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, and everyone's in love with the city's newest It Girl. Everyone, that is, except the other Diviners, such as piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan, both struggling to keep their powers a secret - for they can walk in dreams. While Evie lives the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness start turning up across New York City. As Henry searches for lost love, and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat, who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess. As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city? In this heart-stopping sequel to The Diviners, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award winning author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City. 'The ambitiously broad focus of this novel strikes just the right balance.Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonising injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this instalment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more.' Kirkus, starred review
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lazylokistarkthorcaptain
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A solid 4/5 for this sequel to the Diviners. I enjoyed this book. 🙂

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EllanaRose
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Actually finished this last night, just forgot to post about it. An excellent book, it felt shorter than the first in the series despite being longer

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EllanaRose
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Just some #ItsSoLateItsEarly reading

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demicaractere
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Beach Pneumatic Transit station. This place is so spooky and beautiful... I want to see it in person!!!

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demicaractere

This is my 2nd time reading and I love the whole cast BUT I constantly find myself skimming along until I come across the part of the story with Sam and Evie. They're my favorite characters in the whole series and I definitely have a thing for snarky city boys *swoon*

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t as taken with this one as I was the first. The main character, Evie, who showed growth at the end of the first book seems to have regressed and thinks about nothing but partying and drinking. Most of the book is devoted to new characters, leaving the old ones to languish in the background. Still a great premise and the audiobook is entertaining and well-done, so I still plan to read the third in the series.

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Sargar114
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Finished this chunkster and let me tell ya, it is so much better as an audiobook. A fantastic story full of characters and details that bogged me down when I was reading but really was able to engage while listening. Probably helped that January LaVoy is amazing in all the different voices. Will definitely listen to the rest of the series.

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Sargar114
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My #audiobook ing view last evening

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Sargar114
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At the point where I bailed last time and enjoying it much more in audio format. January LaVoy is a fantastic narrator!

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staci.reads
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It's been years since I read the first one, so it took awhile to get back into the story and some Google searches to remember who all the characters were. I enjoyed so much about it, but there are just so many storylines going on that none of them felt well developed. I'm playing the long game with this one and hoping the story arcs across all the books are more satisfying than the first 2. February #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Tiffiney
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Just finished book 2 in the series! I love the character narrations on the audio versions. Now I begin book 3...

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Decalino
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It had been a while since I read The Diviners so it took time to get back up to speed, but once I did this sequel was quite a ride: several interlinking subplots come together in the end while leaving plenty of plot for the next book. This book boasts a large cast of likable, interesting characters and a compelling Big Bad. This was the last book in my dollar store haul--I may have found it by chance but I will be on the lookout for the next one!

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Angitron
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For some reason I didn‘t love this one as much as the first book of the series, but I still really enjoyed it! Did this one audiobook, and the voice acting was once again magical!

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Sargar114
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Bailedbailed

This was a tough decision since I have no issues with the writing itself, in fact there are some beautifully haunting parts. But half way through, and I just don‘t care about what happens. I may give this series another try as an audio, but for now, it‘s a pass.

In other news, a pretty sad showing for my #bookspinbingo Another reason for throwing in the towel.

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't working and you gotta let it go!! I'm planning to do bingo again for August, so there's always another chance! I'm not getting a bingo in July either 😂 2y
rjsthumbelina I listened to it on audio and loved it, so I'd say that's a good bet! The series is narrated by January LaVoy, who's one of my favorite audiobook readers/actors 2y
LibrarianRyan That book was my book spin this mo th and I skipped it and went strait to double spin since I remember how long it took to get through book 1 2y
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Sargar114
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Love this!

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xicanti
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Lots of cool shadows on my morning #audiowalk with Casey.

I‘ve now got less than an hour left in my LAIR OF DREAMS reread, but I feel very much like I picked up a cold somehow. Damn. I might not manage to do enough active stuff to let me finish the book today. Or whatever order those words should‘ve gone in.

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xicanti
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It‘s Casey‘s second birthday! We celebrated with a long #audiowalk through a fancy neighbourhood.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Happy birthday pooch who shares my name! 2y
xicanti @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Canine Casey thanks you! 2y
Sace ❤️Happy birthday! 2y
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BethM Happy birthday! 2y
xicanti @Sace @BethM ❤️❤️ 2y
wanderinglynn Happy birthday Casey! ❤️🐶 2y
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday Casey! ❤️🐶 2y
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xicanti
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I went a little heavier on the chili paste with tonight‘s fish curry—and man, is it ever good. I‘ve missed this dish. One of my pandemic bright spots is how the infrequent grocery runs gave me an excuse to buy a giant bag of frozen basa.

My #audiocooking got me through a decent stretch of LAIR OF DREAMS; another thing I‘ve missed. Y‘all know “queer asshole does dream magic while ghosts lurk around” is my uber-specific subgenre of choice.

Nute A huge mouthwatering YUM!😋 2y
xicanti @Nute my tastebuds are so happy right now. 😊 2y
BiblioLitten That looks so good! 💛 2y
Megabooks Yum!! 2y
xicanti @BiblioLitten @Megabooks it‘s my favourite! 2y
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Sharanya
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Mehso-so

This would have been 4 stars, if not for a love triangle. Y‘all know how I feel about love triangles. That said, I loved getting to know sweet, kind Henry. Evie‘s antics were charming & hilarious, which I enjoyed. The plot meandered around between characters a lot, & it wasn‘t as chilling or exciting as the first. Still, I really want to see where the next one takes us! ...As long as it doesn‘t take us through any more love triangles 🙄. ★★★☆☆.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | this book has been sitting on my shelf for half a decade. At last, it is time! #socialdistancereading

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love this! It‘s been a while since I read the Diviners, but I found that I could still keep up with the action—thankfully!

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wideeyedreader
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1. Tagged!
2. Lord of the Rings. Never won‘t love it.
3. 2nd and Charles!
4. Oh gosh. I‘ve re-read so many books! I think the Percy Jackson books are up there, and some childhood favorites like Little Women
5. Lord of the Rings!
6. Oh, I have so many this month. My bookspin books, plus like four more. I‘ll be busy!
7. Narnia. For sure!
8. Slade House by David Mitchell! I‘m not huge on horror, so that was a real surprise.
(Continued in comments!)

wideeyedreader 9. Just to read 90 books! Which, at this rate, won‘t be hard...
10. On the couch downstairs
11. Little Women

#quarantinereadschallenge
2y
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wideeyedreader
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“Every city is a ghost.”
#firstlinefridays

kaysworld1 Listening on audio 2y
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jillrhudy
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The characters in this series, set in NYC during Prohibition, are very lovable and Bray has a real gift with dialogue. I‘m switching back and forth between print and audio. The narration is superb. On to the third in the series.

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Ddzmini
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Nice utilization of Dr. Jung‘s “collective consciousness” in the aspect of dreaming. But I‘m going to take a break in this series and switch things up a little 🤪📖

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Ddzmini
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And starting the second book now 📖😋

mariaku21 I love that series! How are you liking it so far? 2y
Ddzmini @mariaku21 it‘s a good read and very interesting 2y
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Kati15
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This was such an amazing audiobook that I can‘t wait to listen to the last two books of The Diviner‘s series soon. I absolutely love and enjoy this book series so much.

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Kenyazero
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I loved this book. I think I liked it more than book 1. I really enjoyed all of the references to #AmericanHistory that I recently learned about from the #podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class. The audiobook is also really well done. #racism #ghost #psychic #1920s #chineseamericanhistory #lgbtcharacter #queerbook #queerfantasy #trauma

magicalshelves I love this series! The third book is soooo good 2y
Kenyazero @magicalshelves That's good to hear! I really look forward to reading it. 2y
PaperbackPrincess19 Just started book 2 via audio also, just curious how did you add the “listening book” to your pic? 2y
Kenyazero @Paperback.princess19 I hope you enjoy it! The book and it's audio are excellent! I added the headphones image as a sticker when editing the photo here on litsy. Unless you mean the thing that says listening library. I don't remember if I screenshot my audiobook (it was a library book) or grabbed an image on Google 🤔 either way, it was part of the image. 2y
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Chili
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker I just finished this and it was good. It fits the team theme.

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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mdemanatee
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”Our ghosts are with us everywhere ‘cause we live in a haunted house” Libba Bray briefly speaking on the Diviners and our country is everything.

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Melmar
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#chillingphotochallenge #haunted the house in this cover seems very haunted to me #teamstoker #scarathlon

BeansPage @CoffeeCatsBooks thank you so much for tagging me sweetheart. I almost missed this one 🤪 3y
Melmar @TheReadingMermaid would this be 1pt for participation? 3y
BeansPage Hey sweetie, so this book is 2 points for having a book read under our team theme and then 1 point for the post, so 3 points total. 3y
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OnlyYoo
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If you haven‘t read this series yet I definitely recommend listening to it on audible. January LaVoy is the best narrator I‘ve ever listened to in my entire life! Also, the story itself is just so good. It‘s so creepy and so funny all at the same time. Also my ship keeps sinking and then floats a little and sinks again. Makin me sad. But I still love it!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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With each book I read in this series...I get angrier and angrier about the cover changes.

I love this cast. Period. They're diverse, all having steadily growing individual stories, and a great overarching story together. I am very VERY curious to see where all the romances from this book go cause like...BOY

Also, the very last scene made me shriek scream. I need to read book 3 ASAP.

Gizmo86 is that a castiel POP? 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @Gizmo86 nope! It's one of the Doctors 3y
OnlyYoo I just finished book 1 and I was so sad towards the end that my ship sank. Hoping that it‘s salvageable tho and sets sail 😂 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Im so anxious to get to this so I'm pretending it was in my original TBR and not a back up

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ReadingRobyn
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I love this series!!

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ReadingRobyn

I‘m ready!!!

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Aaronlisa
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I feel like this book is so slow. Did anyone else read it? If so what did you think? I am on page 292 of 561 (or so). The first book was fast paced but this book just seems to spend too much time building up to something.

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readinginhouston
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I‘m determined to finish this one today.

RaimeyGallant How was it? And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
Chelleo Welcome to our bookish corner of the universe! 3y
readinginhouston Thank you both! I definitely don‘t know my way around this app yet. I‘ll check out your suggestions. 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3y
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arader68

went along. Sometimes its virtues made it the envy of the world. Sometimes it betrayed the very heart of its ideals. Sometimes the people dispensed with what was difficult or inconvenient to acknowledge. So the good people maintained the illusion of democracy and wrote another hymn to America. They sang loud enough to drown out dissent. They sang loud enough to overpower their own doubts.

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thebookishtype15
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I'm am so swept away in this book series. I love the setting and the supernatural aspects. It's fun and intriguing.

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thebookishtype15
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Guys, it's too cold out there! This morning was awful! Couldn't I just go home and be with my book and my fluffy cat?

#winter #belowzero #midwest #ineedmybooks

Crazeedi Yes if you want! I say go ahead!😊 3y
thebookishtype15 Thank you for the permission but my boss says I have to stay at work until the end of my shift. 🙃 at least it's the library. 3y
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thebookishtype15
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Morning coffee before I'm off to work. Love you all! Listy is one of my favorite communities and I've got nothing but love and support since being here. It's so great! Happy Thursday!

Naj Cool mug! Have a great day ahead 💜💜 3y
julesG Have a good day! 3y
thebookishtype15 Thank you! You guys have a good day, too! 3y
readordierachel Love your mug! 3y
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Redjewel_7734
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This series is knocking my socks off. Watching this disparate group of diviners come together is amazing. This book really deepens all of the characters as the mysterious sleeping sickness stokes fear & prejudices. I love the historical touches & all the way the story parallels so much today-good & bad. There is so much of this story that feels sooo real even as it is wrapped in the fantastical of this story...I have to know what happens next.

candority I have all the books in this series waiting on my shelf, but I don‘t want to start reading them until the final one is released! I‘m happy to hear you‘re enjoying them though 😊 4y
Redjewel_7734 @candority They‘re so good! I can‘t wait to see what you think of them when you do get to them 😊 3y
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mangokittty
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All cozied up with my favorite snack and ready to dive in!

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xicanti
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My favourite thing about this series is how it doesn't shy away from the darker parts of the 1920s. The characters dress up, party their hearts out, and have a marvellous time on the streets of NYC, but they also deal with racism, religious intolerance, social divides, homophobia, domestic abuse, and the lingering influence of WWI, among other things. Libba Bray's first series lost me because she never went deep enough, but she's improved SO MUCH.

xicanti Some reread notes: I remembered Evie's PTSD and Ling's romantic attraction to Wai-Mae being much more pronounced. I'm not sure if I picked up on different cues this time because I've become a slightly different person in the last three years or because January LaVoy's performance emphasized different aspects of the text. I also remember Ling being a borderline asshole, while this time she was just a tad prickly. 4y
xicanti The not-such-an-asshole thing was a bit of a disappointment, really, because "queer assholes do dream magic while ghosts lurk around" is my über-specific subgenre of choice (see also: Doctrine of Labyrinths by Sarah Monette; The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater). 4y
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xicanti
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I took a good, long #audiowalk through the aspen parkland today.

Reviewsbylola Looks like a great spot! 🌳 🌲 4y
xicanti @Reviewsbylola it's wonderful! There are scads of nice, shady trails. 4y
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xicanti
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My mum had shoulder surgery so I made her fresh coconut brownies. The recipe came from Joyce White's BROWN SUGAR, of course. She's my go-to when I've got a new-to-me ingredient to play with. #audiobaking

squirrelbrain Looks yummy! 😍 4y
AlaMich OMG! The chocolate/coconut combo has been a mild obsession for me lately but I never considered coconut brownies!! Must bake!! 4y
RebelReader Looks so good! 😋 4y
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xicanti
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I finally get to start a new audiobook! Hurray!

I celebrated with an #audiowalk, of course, and caught the end of a massive seagull flock as it swooped over the Greenway.

Linsy Beautiful 4y
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overtheedge
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Wow....I am just in love with this series so far. I am not usually a big fan of books about fantasy and mysticism. I do enjoy them but not a fave genre. This series might change that. I am at Part Two, just cant stop reading. I love the characters of Jericho and Memphis, and Evie is growing on me....undecided on Sam!
Libba Bray.....your blowing me away......

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