Thursday, October 17, 2019

My Thoughts: The Diviners by Libba Bray

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The Diviners
(The Diviners #1)
by Libba Bray
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Publication Date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9780316126113
Genre: YA | Historical | Paranormal | Fantasy
Source: Own

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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 unfold 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. (Goodreads)


The Diviners by Libba Bray is one of those books that has been on my TBR list for FOREVER, but for some reason or another I never read it, even though I have been trying to for the longest. Well, that finally changed and I’m thrilled to have absolutely devoured the book. I’m totally wishing that I would have read it sooner!

So, wow, there was a LOT going on in this book and it was all very interesting. I really enjoyed the time period and setting of the book, I haven’t read nearly enough books set in the 20’s, and it’s absolutely fascinating to read about. And while the book was set in New York City, (for the most part), it felt both familiar, yet kind of eerie as well, which was pretty cool. The storyline for the book, however, was insane. This storyline was one wild ride after another, and I never knew what to expect as I turned the pages. It was great!

There are also SOOOO many characters in the book to love! (And a few to not so much, but let’s skip over them.) I love Evie, and Jericho, and Theta, and Memphis, and so many more! I really hope we will see all of these characters in the next book, because I seem to have become really, really attached to them. *grin*

I also want to add that while I have both the ebook and print copies of this book, I opted to listen to the audiobook, (yes, I now have the book in all the different formats), and I’m so glad that I did! The narrator, January LaVoy, did an amazing job narrating all the different voices in the book, and kept me thoroughly entertained as I listened to the story. I was beyond thrilled to discover that she narrates the audiobooks for ALL the books in this series!

Overall; I really don’t know why I waited so long to read The Diviners, but I am SO glad I finally did so! I am definitely excited to read the rest of the books in the series now, and I have Lair of Dreams on my TBR for next month! I am hoping to be completely caught up on the series before the newest book, King of Crows, is released in February 2020!

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