This Book is LGBTQIA+ is my way of putting a spotlight on books that may not be widely recognised as such. I want these books to have as much exposure as they can, and I hope you add some of these titles (or all) to those never-ending TBR piles!
Today’s book is:
lair of dreams by libba bray
Title: Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2)
Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Allen & Unwin/Atom/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre/s: Paranormal mystery, historical
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to ‘read’ objects, and therefore the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title ‘America’s Sweetheart Seer’. There’s just one downside – a sham engagement to the irritatingly handsome Sam Lloyd.
But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities… and across town, a mysterious sleeping sickness is spreading through Chinatown, leaving dead dreamers in its wake.
Can the Diviners descend into the slumberland and catch a killer?
Why This Book is LGBTQIA+
Henry, one of the main characters of this novel, is gay. He spends a lot of the book searching for the boyfriend he had to leave behind because of his family (Louis – precious, beautiful Louis). Henry is the epitome of gorgeous, if I’m being honest. He’s sassy, sarcastic, and loves his friends more than anything.
I love that Henry was one of the characters with a major plotline in Lair of Dreams (he was a minor character in The Diviners). YAY diversity in historical/paranormal mystery (we definitely need more of that!).
If you want to read more of my thoughts on Lair of Dreams, click here.
(I have to give warning that there is homophobia with terrible consequences in this book, though.)