Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)The Diviners (The Diviners #1)
Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 18, 2012t

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-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rach of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.

I was so excited when I saw that Libba Bray was returning to her historical fictions. I loved The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, and I was really excited for The Diviners. 

The Diviners features a very entertaining cast of characters. From Evie to Uncle Will to Mabel, I enjoyed their stories. 

It took a while for me to warm up to Evie. She was really childish and quite selfish in the beginning. Although, she was a really entertaining character. She had to learn a few lessons. By the end she grew up a little and I liked her more. 

Memphis was my favorite character. He was a super sweet guy. I loved how he cared for and loved his little brother. And Theta. She had a hard past but I really liked her. 

It doesn't take much to realize that this book was long. Very long and a bit intimidating. I really enjoyed this novel, but at times it had a hard time keeping my attention. However, this book was filled with many twists. There were many times that the mystery kept me guessing!

I must contemplate Libba Bray's writing. She sure knows how to capture the essence of the era. 

Did I like this book as much as A Great and Terrible Beauty? No, but I could like the next few books just as much!


1 comment:

  1. Did this book creep you out? Shannon Hale said this book gave her nightmares and addressed every one of her fears.