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review 2018-06-15 20:53
The Diviners: Review
The Diviners - Libba Bray

Hey Dolls and how are you?! I hope you are all Jake! I am doing pretty Jake myself. I would have gotten this review up a long time ago, but one laziness set in. And just when I was ready to put this one up. There was an unexpected death in my family and it has been a very hard week last week for us all. But, now I am back and just going to do a quick review on "The Diviners" by Libba Bray.

 

The Blurb:

 

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, Ziegeld 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 running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened...

 

Yeah had to use the book's blurb it's hard right now to come up with one.

 

Even thou this story has been around for awhile and I just now got around to reading it. It's a very good one. I enjoyed the dive into the 20's vibe and loving the slang that is used for the story. There were some points that had gotten me angry, and some that had me rooting for the characters.

 

Evie is one of those characters that you have a like/not like moment. Along with her best friend Mabel. 

 

Theta is has become a favorite of mine along with her brother (gay best friend) Henry. Reading about Theta's past was heartbreaking for me. But, she has become a tough cookie! 

 

Memphis is a young man with good intentions, but going about it wrong. But, he is someone that you can enjoy reading about. 

 

Jericho is just a guy who really wants to feel normal. He turns out to be really sweet. 

 

Evie's Uncle Will is interesting, but can be a bit of a pain.

 

 There are other characters that need to be mentioned Isaiah (Memphis's little brother) who is quite powerful, Sam (a street hustler) has a secret as well, & Sister Walker who helps Isaiah strengthen his power

 

Then, there is the villain who was quite disturbing and needed to just go right away, but of course that's not how you write a story lol! And the name Naughty John, that doesn't sound right to me! ha ha!

 

But, all in all it was a really good read and I did enjoy it! I wouldn't mind continuing the series and see what new villain comes along. I would recommend this one for those who love supernatural stories, 1920's vibe, and just a start of a new series. 

 

Well, that's all I have for you all today. I hope you enjoy this all over the place review and it might not make sense. Be on the look out for another review, maybe tomorrow. I will do my best to, because I have promised myself to do something more on here. Enjoy your reads and your Summer!

 

IN SUMMER!!!  

 

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text 2017-10-20 03:40
Halloween Bingo - Haunted Houses
Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners) - Libba Bray

My pick for the Haunted Houses square was Before the Devil Breaks You. The city in this book is being overrun by ghosts, so there are quite a few haunted buildings that the Diviners have to deal with. The most prominent haunted building was a hospital, but there were several houses that were haunted as well.

 

 

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review 2017-10-15 21:57
Before the Devil Breaks You Book Review
Before the Devil Breaks You: The Diviner... Before the Devil Breaks You: The Diviners, Book 3 - Libba Bray,January LaVoy,Listening Library

Sigh. I have very mixed feelings about this. I love the first one, enjoyed the second one and feel like this book three is very fillerish for the final book. A lot of the scaryness is gone. It's very political and not at all why I started this series and got so invested. I'm one of those people that like to read, be entertained without the necessities of making everything political. 

 

I love Theta and Memphis. They are probably my favorite characters in the book. Jericho didn't do much this time around and even Evie was a little boring at times. Its a long one and half of it wasn't necessary. 

 

I'll still read the next one but I'm hoping Libba Bray has more of that scary, ghostly goodness left for this series. 

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text 2017-09-01 15:35
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 578 pages.
The Diviners - Libba Bray

Got this big book in the mail yesterday *yay* Perfect for my Supernatural square (pretty creepy already) Hopefully rest of my books come in soon

  

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review 2017-02-06 14:36
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) - Libba Bray
The Diviners - Libba Bray

3,5 stars!

 

This book is called The Diviners, but weirdly enought, although you do know who they are, they don't really do anything and they never get together! They keep being the separated entities they were before the start of the book.

I feel like this was just an introductory chapter to the rest of the story - even the murders appear not to be really solved - so everything is just presented to you, they tell you that something is going to happen, someday, probably someday soon, but not now. This makes me very interested in reading the second book, but leaves me feeling a bit cheated with the first one.
However, I did enjoy getting to know all these different characters, I loved to know a little more about New York City all those years ago and I'm really looking forward to read the second book, so I'm very glad I picked up this book.

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