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The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Libba Bray

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Title:The Diviners
Authors:Libba Bray
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 592 pages
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Tags:2012, Young Adult Literature

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The Diviners by Libba Bray (2012)


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Narrated by January LaVoy. Evie's parents are punishing her by sending her off to New York City to spend time with her Uncle Will. New York City in the 1920s? Evie can't wait to really start living. But during her stay, a string of brutal murders with ties to the occult is taking place. Evie, Uncle Will, his assistant Jericho, and several other characters soon find themselves inextricably tied to events in one way or another. LaVoy is energetic not only in summoning the tone of the Roaring '20s but in her vivid portrayals of a range of personalities: lively, outgoing Evie; restrained and serious Uncle Will; sultry and confident chorus girl Theta; not to mention John Jacob McCall and his hellbent resurrection. Entertaining and at times creepily scary. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
It has been a LONG time since I have read a book that quickly. ( )
  thebookmagpie | Jan 30, 2016 |
It has been a LONG time since I have read a book that quickly. ( )
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
It has been a LONG time since I have read a book that quickly. ( )
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
This isn't a genre that I'm crazy about and i have never liked anything by Libba Bray but I was intrigued by the 20s New York setting. She did a great job capturing the time and mindset ofbthe era and the book was much better than her others. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? - "The Second Coming," William Butler Yeats
For my mom, Nancy Bray, who taught me to love reading by example
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In a town house at a fashionable address on Manhattan's Upper East Side, every lamp blazes.
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Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.… (more)

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