Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Synopsis(via Goodreads):
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 rash 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.
This insomniac's opinion:
What a romp! This YA novel takes the wildness of the roaring twenties and adds in a creepy, occult mystery. It was truly an enjoyable read!
Be warned if you do not like scary books- it is quite a feat to be able to give the reader shivers and this book delivered shivers by the truck-load! There is a character in this novel, Naughty John, who literally gave me nightmares after reading this novel.
I adored the roaring twenties verbiage and fashion in this novel. The protagonist, Evie, is delightfully witty and takes in the spoils of New York City in such a way that the reader gets to feel as though she is along for the ride.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Yes, but you may want to sleep with the light on afterwards...
Rating: 4 stars

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