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Opening sentences Every city is a ghost New buildings rise upon the bones of the old so that each shiny steel beam, each tower of brick carries within it the memories of what has gone before, an architectural haunting.Back in 2012, I fell in love with The Diviners I know and understand why it wasn t everyone s cup of tea but, for me, it offered a whirlwind blend of genres historical, supernatural, horror, humour, romance and balanced them all perfectly It became an instant favourite.Is L Opening sentences Every city is a ghost New buildings rise upon the bones of the old so that each shiny steel beam, each tower of brick carries within it the memories of what has gone before, an architectural haunting.Back in 2012, I fell in love with The Diviners I know and understand why it wasn t everyone s cup of tea but, for me, it offered a whirlwind blend of genres historical, supernatural, horror, humour, romance and balanced them all perfectly It became an instant favourite.Is Lair of Dreams as good as its magical prequel Not quite But it is a worthy second book One which reminded me why I was so easily drawn into this alternate 1920s New York City that Libba Bray has created There are new faces, new horrors, new mysteries and yet, beneath it all, the book maintains the pull introduced by The Diviners I can sum it up in one completely underrated word atmosphere They re too tired for bathing, but they re not too tired for dreams For dreams, too, are ghosts, desires chased in sleep, gone by morning The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams Bray has weaved a fictional supernatural story into a very real historical setting and it works beautifully The historical aspects are full of what we would expect from this era flappers, jazz, speakeasies, illegal liquor, as well as the darker side racism, suspicion and fear Libba Bray has chosen her words carefully, making you almost able to smell the air and hear jazz music playing somewhere in the distance.Into this setting comes the supernatural this time featuring a sleeping sickness and dream walkers and it is no less atmospheric than the historical Imagine that alongside the jazz clubs, flappers and speakeasies there also exists a world of ghosts, Diviners and the occult Imagine New York City in all its wonderful, messy glory full of mysteries, full of the supernatural.The atmosphere was as strong as I remember I was also thrilled to see the familiar characters of Evie, Sam and Jericho, though they appeared less in this book to make room for Ling, George and Henry If you follow my reviews, you probably know that I hardly ever give out five stars and four stars is a high rating for me The Diviners was a rare five star book This one, however, just missed out because the supernatural mystery wasn t quite as strong or deliciously creepy as the last one And, really, who can compete with Naughty John shivers Not that it wasn t an engaging and frightening idea In sleep, their fingers stiffen as they try to fight back against the terror invading their minds For the dream knows their fears as well as their desire It can make them see anything Unspeakable nightmares surround the men now The Diviners is a difficult book to follow, that s for sure But I don t think fans will be disappointed.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Youtube I m leaning somewhere between 3.75 4 stars for this one.It was a long audiobook, but once again the narrator was perfection I loved the new characters we meet, and the old ones we get to learnabout as well I did feel like the first half was a bit slow at times, things didn t pick up until later on in the story, but when it did WOW I Bought The Sequel Immediately After Finishing The First Book But Never Got Around To Reading It A 5 part documentary starring me. 1 The Diviners People who could have my damn whole life Ling Henry DivinersReadalong Liveshow Sep 13th 9PM EST 6PM PST Madalyn s channel Trigger warnings death, death of a loved one, racism, homophobia Thank you so much again to K s amazing review Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch Buddy read with Madalyn, Jane, Chelsea 1 The Diviners People who could have my damn whole life Ling Henry DivinersReadalong Liveshow Sep 13th 9PM EST 6PM PST Madalyn s channel Trigger warnings death, death of a loved one, racism, homophobia Thank you so much again to K s amazing review Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch Buddy read with Madalyn, Jane, Chelsea Re read 9 7 19 This was my first re read post Before the Devil Breaks you and I would once again like to note that Libba Bray is a fucking MASTER foreshadower and I am shook to my core over it If you haven t read this series READ THIS SERIES RIGHT NOW I still just die over Evie and Sam and Henry and Memphis and Ling and it s just so damn good I feel like every time I read one of her books I have a new appreciation for different characters or different parts of the story and this re read was Re read 9 7 19 This was my first re read post Before the Devil Breaks you and I would once again like to note that Libba Bray is a fucking MASTER foreshadower and I am shook to my core over it If you haven t read this series READ THIS SERIES RIGHT NOW I still just die over Evie and Sam and Henry and Memphis and Ling and it s just so damn good I feel like every time I read one of her books I have a new appreciation for different characters or different parts of the story and this re read was just 100% chef s kiss Re read 10 4 17 Omg Okay, so upon re read I loved this SO MUCH MORE than I did the first time I read it This was so good A little long, I ll admit And I wasn t as into the main dream walking plot line as I was with the main plot line of the Diviners, but omg I loved this Sam and Theta and Evie and Henry and MEMPHIS I die I pos i tute ly loved this I need to get my hands on the next book NOW Original read 9 6 15 3.75 I love this world and all these characters SO MUCH I just feel like for this being such a long book, not very much really happened and that we didn t get very much in terms of new character development HOWEVER I did very much enjoy this and I feel like Libba Bray really set it up to bring the heat in the next book I cannot WAIT to find out what s going to go down What on earth happened to the covers for this series Now it looks like any other stereotypical cookie cutter thriller, which DIVINERS decidedly was NOT. Every city is a ghostWow, okay, so this was EVEN BETTER than book one See, a lot of reviews have said that this book is slower than book one But I think this book is simply an expansion on book one a slower one, but one where I connected to the characters a crapton It took this long for the themes to really come to the surface, but guys, this book is way thematically stronger Lair of Dreams is a book about identity masking itself as paranormal historical fiction And it s brilliantEvery city is a ghostWow, okay, so this was EVEN BETTER than book one See, a lot of reviews have said that this book is slower than book one But I think this book is simply an expansion on book one a slower one, but one where I connected to the characters a crapton It took this long for the themes to really come to the surface, but guys, this book is way thematically stronger Lair of Dreams is a book about identity masking itself as paranormal historical fiction And it s brilliant Holy shit What I loved about this book is its focus on the outsiders of the 1920s The Diviners is not about the elite of society it is a story fundamentally written about the outcasts Jericho struggles with wanting not to be a medical experiment Ling, who s Chinese, queer, and disabled, struggles with a world that can see her as nothing else Henry struggles with feeling alienated by a world in which he is not allowed to expose his sexuality Theta struggles with fear of herself, Memphis who is also black struggles with his doubt in himself Evie is hiding herself, Sam is hiding himself, and Mabel doesn t yet know herself Every single character is, in their own way, on the outside Even ignoring the major themes of the book, the focus on marginalized characters here is so strong There s the budding solidarity between Henry and Ling, obviously, but I think it s the little things that stand out to me One of my favorite lines in the whole book involves an unspoken understanding passing between Ling and Memphis after Ling is confronted by police It s so good and so important to meSo Tell me, Marlowe tried gamely, what do you think is man s greatest invention Jericho turned his head just slightly toward Marlowe, looking him straight in the eye GodAaaaah, okay, now that I ve spent so much time talking about narratives, let s talk characters First of all Ling My girlfriend My wife My everythingThis is how it is now There is strength in acceptance, Ling Your legs have been taken from you But how you choose to live with that has notI love her so much and I am so excited to see her get evendevelopment in book two And Henry oh my god his fucking backstory chapters are so freaking horrible and beautiful Henry is such a freaking well developed character and I love him so deeply And Theta Oh my god Her development next book is going to kill me, I just know it But can we talk Memphis and Theta, because their relationship is literally the purest thing in this entire book Besides Henry and Louie s relationship Kill me While Ling, Henry, Theta, and Memphis are quickly becoming my favorite leads and the holders of my favorite storylines, I ve also gotten so muchinvested in the original four love triangle leads Turns out I ship Sam and Evie A lot Which is really surprising, considering how hard I was antishipping last bookOkay That s fair Abso tive ly fair Let s say the tables were turned If I were about to walk off a cliff, what would you do Evie pursed her lips Push I don t believe that You would on the way downI CAN T NOT SHIP THEM.Also turns out I love Mabel with my whole heart and think she s about to get the best fucking character arc of all time Also turns out I think Mabel and Jericho would make the most wonderful banter y couple And did I mention I sort of love JerichoNo He and Will spoke in newspaper articles about ghosts They conversed through the careful curation of supernatural knickknacks And Jericho couldn t help but feel cheated at how little he d gotten when he d needed so much.Why was there so much silence between menIt s funny I thought this book was far less scary than its predecessor Rather, there s a sense of melancholy to this book despite terrifying sections, the book as a whole isa mournful cry than a horror story And though it leads to a slower pace, I found this book so utterly engaging that I didn t even mind This series has gone from a fast paced and interesting paranormal story to a farthoughtful exploration of America and a story primarily driven by its characters While some might lambaste that as middle book syndrome, I think this book is a leg up for this series as a whole The Diviners Lair of Dreams Before the Devil Breaks You Blog Goodreads Twitter Youtube We are made by what we are asked to bear, Ling Chan, he d said.This review contains spoilers.I was really hesitant about wanting to pick up Lair of Dreams because of the new cast of characters But, wow, I definitely needn t have worried.A lot of the characters were right up my alley, particularly one named Ling Chan She was snarky, witty, and everything I needed to keep flipping page after page.In my review for The Diviners, I wrote that I wanted to visit the girl with the green eyes in thWe are made by what we are asked to bear, Ling Chan, he d said.This review contains spoilers.I was really hesitant about wanting to pick up Lair of Dreams because of the new cast of characters But, wow, I definitely needn t have worried.A lot of the characters were right up my alley, particularly one named Ling Chan She was snarky, witty, and everything I needed to keep flipping page after page.In my review for The Diviners, I wrote that I wanted to visit the girl with the green eyes in the next novel and color me surprised when Ling turned out to be said girl And, of course, also a dream walker that can speak to the deadLing didn t know why she had the power to manifest the spirits of the dead inside dreams They didn t come for long usually just long enough to answer the question posed to them, and then they were gone, back to wherever their energy was scattered Diviners were big and getting bigger, but so far, no Diviner was bigger than Evie O Neill better known now as the Sweetheart SeerThe cabbie cleared his throat Say, uh, ain t you the Sweetheart Seer Evie sat up, thrilled to be recognized Guilty as charged I thought so My wife loves your radio show Wait ll I tell her I drove you in my cab She ll have kittens Jeepers, I hope not I m all out of cigars After a supernatural showdown with the Pentacle 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, earning the title America s Sweetheart Seer Everyone s in love with the city s newest It Girl everyone except the other Diviners.Despite my initial hesitations, I really liked that the focus shifted to the minor characters Evie in Lair of Dreams wasn t really as compelling as she was in the previous book And like I mentioned in my review for The Diviners , Ling and Henry were really to my liking Ling had the tendency to be quiet and keep her thoughts to herself We were alike in that way.Piano playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret for they can walk in dreams And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City There were no presenting symptoms, no fevers, aches, or cough People simply went to sleep and did not wake up.And so, the first time Henry and Ling met in real life was pretty fascinating, if I do say so myselfDo excuse me, Henry said, walking to the back He came around the screen and stood beside the girl s table, his shadow falling across her open book So you do exist The girl looked up at him Her eyes were a hazel green, greener in the light Though she was a slight girl, there was something of the boxer s quality to her, Henry thought this was someone ready to show knuckles at a moment s notice Her mouth opened in an O of surprise, and then, just as quickly, she caught herself I m afraid you have mistaken me for someone else, she said with pointed politeness I don t believe I have I ve seen you in my dreams The girl gave him only a disdainful upward glance Corny And when they met up a second time while dream walking, I was ecstaticWhat s it like to speak to the dead Henry asked at last, a stab at conversation Is it frightening They don t scare me They only want to be heard Sometimes they have messages for the living Like what Marry on the eighth day of the eighth month of next year This is not the time to test your luck you must wait one month Tell him I know I know what you did, Ling said, recalling some of the information she d carried back from the dead I love it when books feature stuff like this It s my Achilles heel.And I got really weak when we were toldabout Ling s historyBut the worst part was the pain it brought to her parents Ling could hear them just outside the door, asking the doctors and nurses again and again if there was any new hope of a cure, or at least an improvement.Stop hoping, she wanted to tell them It s easier that way.Secretly, she thought I deserve this I brought it on myself No matter how much Ling believed in science, in the rational, she couldn t escape the clutches of superstition, of luck both good and bad shaping her life After all, she spoke to ghosts Deep down, she couldn t help thinking that it was her pride that had brought on her illness She broke my heart with that last sentence I love her character arc so damn much.Also, the concept of dream walking kind of reminded me of the movie Inception, which I found such a fascinating idea to explore in writing.Then the story circles back to my favorite guy the dashing Sam Lloyd and his relationship with Evie And let me tell you, Libba Bray sure knows how to keep a girl happyConsider it done And, of course, we ll want to arrange press for the happy couple Oh Well, gee, I I don t know It s all rather new, Evie said Her voice had gone high, like she d been given ether Nonsense Mr Phillips glowered, his bushy brows coming to a terrifying, angry V mid forehead We ll arrange it The public s appetite must be fed I want you and your fellow Mr Phillips stole a glance at the newspaper story Sam out as often as possible Every night if you can Now that Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are in Europe, Americans are hungry for a modern couple to take their place He lowered a finger at her You two are it Everyone loves a great romance especially one with Sam Lloyd.I mean, their first outing as a couple had me almost on the floorEvery head turned as Sam rose to greet Evie Lamb Chop Sam clasped her hands and gave a small sigh Makes me sound like dinner, Evie muttered through clenched teeth Does it, my little Venison De Milo Evie glared You re enjoying this, aren t you Sam whispered into her ear, More than you can imagine A waiter appeared Shall I bring you the Waldorf salad, Miss O Neill Yes, thank you And coffee, please Mr Lloyd Sam gave a small sigh Usually I feast on our love, but since the lady s having something, I ll take a Reuben Extra horseradish And an egg cream As you wish, sir, the waiter said You two must be very happy Over the moon Who d ve thought a regular schmoe like me could land a gem like Baby Doll here, Sam said Literally cry laughing over this My love for fake dating in books is literally out of this worldBy the way, we re being watched Sam flicked his eyes in the direction of a table full of gawking flappers whispering excitedly to one another.Evie raised an eyebrow No kidding I didn t just fall off the turnip truck, you know We should give them a little something for their trouble Such as Evie said, wary.Sam leaned forward and took both of Evie s hands in his He stared into her eyes as if she were the only woman in the world Like a traitor, Evie s stomach gave a slight hiccup This guyAnd not to sound insensitive, but Jericho s reaction to Evie and Sam made me roll my eyes so hard, it hurt ActuallyJericho dropped the newspaper in Sam s lap When were you going to tell me Gee, Freddy, Sam said quietly, pushing the newspaper aside I, uh, didn t want to rub it in Seems exactly like something you d want to do And don t call me Freddy Jericho crossed to the fireplace, poking at the embers till they blazed Did you ever consider that maybe you got me figured all wrong Sam said.Jericho didn t turn away from the fire I m pretty sure I ve got you figured exactly right You re a thief You steal things And people Usually Sam enjoyed the friendly competition over Evie s affections, but just now, he felt like a real heel He didn t know exactly what had happened between Jericho and Evie Maybe they d kissed Maybethan that But whatever had taken place was a romance of circumstances, he was certain Surely Jericho had to know he was all wrong for Evie Insta love isn t love And I was really hoping that the phony romance between Sam and Evie would give Jericho time to lick the last of his wounds and move on.A girl can hope, right But back to my favorite it couple, I have to mention this next partI m sure we re all dying to know how you two lovebirds first met Well Evie started It was a moonlit night, Sam interrupted A full moon, as I recall Just the prettiest September moon you ever saw I d lost my dog Sparky Right I was calling, Here, boy, here, Sparky It was the most heartbreaking sound you ever heard, Evie said I wanted to cry just hearing it I still want to cry when I hear Sam s voice Sam raised an eyebrow at Evie s jibe She smiled back The smile was a challenge Those pretty idiots I m still reeling from that interviewYes It had been a long journey from Ohio Not that Sam minded what I looked like He was just so surprised to be talking to a real girl Girls don t usually talk to you, do they, dear Poor baby just never had a bit of luck with the female species Why, it was almost as if dames were repulsed by you, weren t they, darling Didn t you tell me they d shrink from your touch But you could see the good deep in my heart, couldn t you, Pork Chop Yes I had to look with a magnifying glass, but there it wasSide note does anyone else think that Sebastian Stan is the perfect Henry And speaking of perfect I absolutely loved Theta and Memphis in this sequelWe could make our own stories, Memphis said You and me For a week, Memphis had been rehearsing this speech in the bathroom mirror But now all his words failed him So he took Theta s hands in his, watching the light sweep across the room Theta He cleared his throat, started over Theta, I love you Theta s smile vanished She didn t answer That wasn t quite the response I was hoping for, Memphis joked, but his stomach was as tight as piano wire Gee, Poet I just I didn t expect that Theta, Memphis said, I feel I need to warn you In about five seconds, I m going to tell you that I love you There Now you know to expect it I was rooting for them with my whole heart.But while I loved the new set of characters and what they brought to the table, the overall story was really slow going for the first half with little to no action.I did, thankfully, find the dream walking really compelling especially when Henry finally met up with LouisAre you sure you re okay Henry asked.Louis replaced his frown with a smile Fine as morning Kiss me once for luck, cher And twice for love And three times means we ll meet again Henry kissed him till he lost count And in the meanwhile Ling finds a new friend in Wai MaeThat part of the dream isn t safe What do you mean Not safe how Ling asked Can t you feel it Wai Mae backed away, trembling Ghosts I ve spoken to plenty of ghosts on my walks There s nothing frightening about them You re wrong Wai Mae reached the fingers of one hand toward the tunnel, as if drawn to it I can feel this one sometimes in there She cries Why A broken promise A very bad death, Wai Mae whispered, still staring into the dark With a shudder, she turned away, hugging herself I m frightened of that wicked place If we do not trouble her, she won t trouble us I, at first, had no idea what to take from Wai Mae Could we trust her Was she the villain or the hero And I quickly learned that for once in my life, I was right with being hesitantThe clues had been there for them all along George had tried to make her see them In the tunnel, he d told her to wake up He d wanted her to know about the ghost, to see who it really was.And who had warned them against going inside the tunnel Wai Mae Wai Mae was the ghost.But what if some part of Wai Mae didn t know that What if the dream was her way of fighting that knowledge Ling needed to talk to Henry, desperately She wished he weren t drunk He d been so upset about Louis because Louis never showed up.Louis, too, never appeared aboveground, Ling realized Like Wai Mae, he was always waiting for them in the dream world, shimmering in the sun Shimmering Ling s head went light as she realized at last what had been poking at her these past few days It was Henry s comment about the hat She d thought it was his But it had been Louis s first.She d told Henry from the start She could only find the dead But the dream walkers didn t know this as Henry searches for a lost love and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, until 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 I honestly thought we wouldn t have a creepy tune in this book, but boy was I wrongThe land is old, the land is vast He has no future, he has no past His coat is sown with many woes He ll wake the dead, the King of Crows It might just be the spookiest thing in the entire Creepy Crawly.Speaking of spookythe section where a soldier came in with a gun pointed at Evie and Sam saved her , squeezed the breath out of meWhy did you do that today You re honestly asking me that Sam looked at Evie, and suddenly, she knew Don t see me wasthan Sam s Diviner power it was his entire worldview It was how he d gotten along in life, keeping hidden, only letting people see what he wanted them to see His whole life was a sleight of hand And he d risked it all For her But right now, in this moment, she felt a strong connection to Sam, as if they were the only two people in the world She wanted to hold on to both him and the beautiful moment and not let go Sam, Evie said.He turned his face to her His mouth why had she never noticed how perfect his mouth was Impulsively, she kissed him once on those perfect lips and stood back, waiting His expression was unreadable, and Evie s stomach fluttered I had to fight off tears because my favorites kissed What is going onHappy Diviner New Year, I guess, Evie said, a little breathless To hell with it, Sam said and wrapped Evie in his arms, kissing her fiercely He didn t just kiss her, he kissed her fiercely That sure warms the heart on a cold day I was literally willing to beg for them to end up happily together.And, of course, other stories appeared here and there Memphis getting his healing powers back Memphis s mother trying to stop him whenever he wants to heal someone Still gives me chills Theta and Henry are on the outs because he s obsessively dream walking Ghost scary ghosts, friendly ghosts, hungry ghosts People disappearing all over New York because of some unnameable infestation Louis having an irrational fear of morning glories The crow that followed Memphis throughout The Diviners turned out to be his mother, if I m not mistaken Two eerily ordinary men Mr Adams Mr Jefferson follow Sam around Stopping the veiled woman before it was too late.And there was also so much foreshadowing, I almost couldn t handle it I got so stressed every time Libba Bray dropped hints that something terrible was going to happen to a favorite of mine I kept thinking, are you teasing me or And when some particular plot twists were revealed, it felt as if someone were wringing the air from my lungs Justso much happened towards the end that I barely had time to wrap my mind around it I was so worried for the safety of everyone They all hold such important parts in unraveling this mystery, and it pained me to see them get hurt.Also, can we also take a minute to talk about the fact that Sam s mother appeared in the very last chapter Because I was just gone gone gone My heart was hammering like crazyThe Shadow Man had left the newspaper Miriam smoothed out the front page and placed a hand on the picture of her son and Evie O Neill Find me, Little Fox, she whispered Before it s too late For all of us Sam find her safely, please There are simply no other words that I could summon to communicate the magic of this story Lair of Dreams read differently from the previous book This piece was strange and lovely and haunting AND I NEED THE NEXT BOOKNote I m anAffiliate If you re interested in buying Lair of Dreams, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commissionSupport creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko fi.com bookspoils This review andcan be found on my blog (BOOK) ò Lair of Dreams õ The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreamsAfter 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, earning the title America s Sweetheart Seer Everyone s in love with the city s newest It Girl everyone except the other DivinersPiano playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret for they can walk in dreams And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York CityAs Henry searches for a 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, Printz Award winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City Short Review Might beof a 4.5 stars I don t know if I loved it quite as much as the first book There were a few little things that irked me and I felt it was a little slow in parts But otherwise, I really enjoyed it and it was worth the wait Very scary, intense and creative, and I love the characters Can t wait for the next book in the series although I assume I will have to wait a long time PFull Review Coming eventually Pre release Ranting Expected publication Mar Short Review Might beof a 4.5 stars I don t know if I loved it quite as much as the first book There were a few little things that irked me and I felt it was a little slow in parts But otherwise, I really enjoyed it and it was worth the wait Very scary, intense and creative, and I love the characters Can t wait for the next book in the series although I assume I will have to wait a long time PFull Review Coming eventually Pre release Ranting Expected publication March 11th 2014Update AAHHH THERE S A TITLE Lair of Dreams I like it Very mysterious.Update on the update I just noticed the expected publication has been moved to April 22nd You ve got to be kidding me And another update Yo, is that really the cover Hmm I don t know how I feel about it it gives off kind of a sci fi vibe to me, maybe because of all the green It also doesn t really match the first book s cover at all Buuut maybe it s just a mock up thing and not the final one And another one Aaaand the release date has now been moved all the way to August 5th And the nightmare continues April 1st, 2015.April 1st 2015.Libba, why WHY WHY WHY WHY WHYYYY.And oneupdate Long sigh August 25th AUGUST 25TH But according to this, the release date will not be postponed again After almost three years of waiting, THIS IS IT