Lair of Dreams by Libba BrayThis sequel to The Diviners proved to be well worth the wait. Evie O’Neill, a girl with the ability to read peoples’ secrets, has outed herself as a Diviner, kickstarting her very own radio show as “America’s Sweetheart Seer”. Now all of 1920’s New York City knows about people with Diviner powers. Not so surprisingly, those with the power aren’t too happy to be out in the open. The daughter of a restaurant in Chinatown, Ling Chan, is one such person. Ling is a dream walker who can talk to the dead in her dreams; she uses this power to talk to family members and loved ones who have passed on, for a small fee. She wants to earn enough money to leave the restaurant business and study to become a scientist. Unfortunately, New York has other plans for her.
A mysterious (seriously creepy) sleeping sickness begins to spread through New York: people go to sleep and never wake up. With the help of Henry DuBois, another dream walker, the two Diviners need to find the cure to this sickness before all of NYC is infected.
The New York setting with a strong emphasis on immigrant life in the 1920s provides a fantastic backdrop for this suspenseful thriller. I could not put this book down. If you like suspenseful, moderately horrifying books, this would be a good choice!