Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Diviners: by Libba Bray - Book Review

  The Diviners by Libba Bray

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. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....
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The very first time I heard about this book, it made it onto my Goodreads "want to read" list. It instantly intrigued me & when I found a 'Bargain Priced' copy at my local bookstore, I knew I had to grab a copy to add to my bookshelf at home. Sadly though, that copy sat on my shelf for almost a year. Maybe it was the length that intimidated me. Who knows? I just know that every time I was ready for a new book, I looked over my shelf & thought "I really want to read this one," but in the end, I always skipped over it..... Until a couple weeks ago.

That's right, I started and finished this massive book in about 2 weeks! For some readers this may seem like a given but in my case, it's very rare. Due to the fact that I tend to only 'make time' to read in the car rider line when I go to pick up the littles. The Diviners (characters & plot) consumed me. I was reading every free chance I had. I just had to know what was going to happen next. Never once was I let down or disappointed.

It may have taken me a while to pick this book up but I can now say that I picked the perfect time of year to read it. The timing in the book, as well as the time of year, match perfectly with this Fall season. If you've been looking for a good book to read this Fall, or Halloween season, definitely pick this one up.

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