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.
I was really excited to begin reading this book because I absolutely love the 1920’s and powers are always a hoot. The beginning was a little slow but necessary for story building. Every single character was written so well. I LOVED the main character, Evie. She was very well rounded, and a kick ass lead. She was intelligent, courageous, caring and very witty. I would tell everything I loved about every character but that would take far too long. Just know that I loved everything about every character, with one exception - I’ll tell more about that in a second.
I never really read mysteries, but this book got me in the mood to read more! The plot was so interesting, and I don’t know if the information in it was like real, or based off of something because it seemed so authentic but it was definatly a page turner. Because it was set in the 1920’s, there was the scene/setting of the speakeasies, clubs like The Cotton Club, Jazz, Flappers, Prohibition and all of that good stuff. It was very intriguing to read about. It was like Libba dropped you in the middle of the Roaring 20’s but also a side of it that was never known; the side with secrets to be uncovered, and just let you go until you discovered everything that there was to discover. Also, at some parts it was really scary! I usually read at night, before bed, but I had to switch up with this book to read during the day and some other not scary book at night to not give myself nightmares. This was the first book I read by Libba Bray and i’m certainly going to read more!
So with that being said I give The Diviners by Libba Bray 5/5 stars.