Review: The Diviner's by Libba Bray
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|Tue, 04-08-2014 - 6:49pm|
Libba Bray is one of my favorite YA authors (A Great and Terrible Beauty, The Sweet Far Thing). So I was happy to see that she is starting another series; this one set in the roaring 20's.
Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and Diviners among us?
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.
Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....
Printz Award-winning andNew York Timesbestselling author Libba Bray opens a brand-new historical series withThe Diviners, where the glittering surface of the Roaring Twenties hides a mystical horror creeping across the country.
Although I found the 20's lingo (and the heroine herself) a little annoying at times, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next installment in the series in August of this year.