The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

The Diviners (The Diviners #1)  by Libba Bray

I had a rough start with this book. I was hesitant going in and that just affected my attitude overall towards this book. It started slow but as I continued reading, it got much better, to the point where I could not put it down. This book is about Evie O’Neill who is sent to New York as a punishment for drinking in her small town. All Evie wants is to embody the flapper and although her parents do not know it, New York is not actually the punishment they believe it to be. In New York, Evie stays with her Uncle Will who is the curator and owner of the Museum of “Creepy Crawlies” and is very knowledgeable about the occult. Although Evie is excited about New York, she is also nervous on how she will fit in, due to her supernatural abilities. After Evie moves to New York, things start to escalate with a serial killer on the loose that is using occult symbols , her uncle is called to help and Evie realizes how she can also contribute. This book got really creepy (the type you should not read before bed) and that definitely took it out of my comfort zone, but that did not stop me from reading it. As the story continued and the characters got pulled in even deeper, it pulled in a lot of different perspectives and stories from other characters, sometimes enriching and sometimes it would take away from the overall affect and become distracting. The ending was frustrating as Evie made some bad decisions as well as being inconclusive. This book had its peak moments that were really intense, but I am not exactly sure if it makes up for the non-peak moments. This book is for a specific audience, which I am not sure who it is exactly, maybe historical fiction or supernatural or both.


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