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The Diviners - Libba Bray
The Diviners
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1920s New York. A teen clairvoyant. An old evil. It has begun...Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old home town and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly thrilled! New York is the city of speak-easies, rent parties, shopping and movie palaces,... show more
1920s New York. A teen clairvoyant. An old evil. It has begun...Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old home town and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly thrilled! New York is the city of speak-easies, rent parties, shopping and movie palaces, and soon enough Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfeld girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that 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 rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of it. Even Evie's new pals - hoofers, numbers runners and activists, but all swell kids - are drawn into 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...'A fascinating alternative 1926 where men aren't all they seem - and are possibly much more. Evie is sassy, feisty, and full of beans...Very Mary Shelley after a long night on the laudanum. Gripping - I could not stop.' - Kerry Greenwood'...It's Marjorie Morningstar meets Silence of the Lambs, and Bray dives into it with the brio of the era, alternating rat-a-rat flirting with cold-blooded killings...The book is big and wants to be the kind of thing you can lose yourself in. Does it succeed? It's jake, baby.' - Booklist'The Diviners feels like the next big thing. Its powerful twists and supernatural storyline never leave the back of your mind. It's a brilliant, bizarre concept of the supernatural world blending in with New York's 1920s. A murder mystery that makes a killer of a story.' - Kate, teen reviewer
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ISBN: 9781743431672 (1743431678)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition language: English
Series: The Diviners (#1)
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DanySpike
DanySpike rated it
3.5 The Diviners (The Diviners #1) - 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 re...
NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Narrativer Flickenteppich mit 20er-Jahre-Flair
New York mitten in den 20er-Jahren. Evie O’Neill hat es geschafft und wird wegen eines unangenehmen Vorfalls aus der tristen Kleinstadt in Ohio von ihren Eltern zum Onkel ins schillernde New York verbannt. Hier stürzt sich die Jugendliche ins aufregende Nachtleben bis grausame Ritualmorde die Stadt ...
TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
3.0 3/5: The Diviners
(Book one of four)Evie O’Neill is sent from her boring rural town after pushing the limits of her 1920s lifestyle too far. She’s sent to her uncle in Manhattan, a 1926 Manhattan alive with parties and socialising and handsome men, a place full of possibilities, where anything can happen…including a ...
Book Wonderland
Book Wonderland rated it
3.5 The Diviners by Libba Bray
(Not an actual review, just some of the thoughts I had.) I liked the plot and that's just about it. The mystery was good I guess. With the characters trying to figure out who the murderer is and stuff. What bummed me out was there was very little mention of the Diviners and the powers. It was th...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
5.0 The Diviners
This book was such a good October read, it's creepy paranormal read set in the 1920's. The beginning of this book had a don't read at night spooky warning, and I just rolled my eyes, but then I got to the end and totally had to turn on all the lights. lol. Anyway I really love the time periods and c...
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