Review: "The Diviners," By Libba Bray
Libba Bray's new series starts with a book titled, The Diviners. Naturally as soon as I got a hold of this book I abandoned socializing with my loved ones and had a private date with an adorable protagonist to the streets of New York in the nineteen twenties in pursuit of a frightening killer. The book of course was yet another masterpiece written by the pos-i-tute-ly wonderful Libba Bray. Bellow I have provided the summary for your convinience:
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.
I can confidently say I am once again deeply in love with Libba Bray's wonderful writing and as fortune would have it the sequel, Lair of Dreams, can be expected to arrive on August 5th, 2014. I'll be actively waiting with much anticipation for more information to arise about this sequel, and once it does I'll be sure to share!