Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Finished copy via Publisher
Series: The Diviners (#1)
Summary (goodreads.com): 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've had a hard time reviewing this one. I can't seem to gather my thoughts about it. Not in a bad way, not at all. This is one of my favorite books. I feel like I have so many things to praise, but if you haven't read it you won't understand why I'm giving it praise! Do yourself a favor. Go read this. Just do it. Go buy it, it is worth every penny. It's a pretty thick book so it’s totally worth every cent and it also because it has so much depth. This book kept me on my toes. I fell in love with Evie and her world. I became caught up in the danger that descended upon New York in the twenties. I was astounded by the sheer amount of rich details Libba Bray added to this book that truly made it come to life for me (the amount of time that had to have gone into researching was not wasted). The only thing bad about this book was that it ended, luckily it’s a series. I look forward to reading a lot more about the world Evie lives in.
PS: This is my 150th Review!!!