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.
To start of this review, I have to say, I LOVE Libba Bray. I am incredibly obsessed with her Gemma Doyle Trilogy, and when I heard she had a new historical fiction novel coming out, I freaked. One of my favorite books is The Great Gatsby, so when I heard the book was set in the same era and had a supernatural twist, I freaked, again.
Now let me get to the real review. At first, I wasn’t to into the book, assuming there would be more of a Gemma feel to it. But, after about five chapters, I was completely and utterly engrossed. The Diviners is a wonder novel, and with that said, there were a few things I wasn’t to happy with. I was a little confused at some points when Evie’s Uncle Will was discussing the workings of the supernatural. He explained it in a way that left me, as the reader, confused at first. A few paragraphs I had to re-read several times before I completely understood what was going on, but after that it made absolute sense. Those are the only complaints I have, the rest was amazing! So, in summary, I enjoyed The Diviners. If you enjoy The Great Gatsby or A Great and Terrible Beauty, I recommend Diviners to you.
I give The Diviners 5 out of 5 stars!
I’m counting down the days until The Diviners #2!