Fiction · Theresa F · Young Adult

The Diviners | by Libba Bray

The DivinersThe Diviners by Libba Bray
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012, 592 pages)

The Diviners is a young adult novel set in New York in the roaring twenties.  It is the first book of a trilogy and this one focuses on Evie O’Niel, 17 years old and shipped off to her Uncle in New York because she got into some trouble back home in Ohio.  Evie also has a recently discovered power and once in New York meets some other 17 year olds with strange secrets of their own.  Her uncle is an expert in the folklore and the occult and is called in to help in a series of murders and Evie jumps in to help out.  Naughty John is back, is the end of the world coming too?  I enjoyed reading this book, but unlike some young adult novels, this one really felt like it was written for a 17 year old girl.  Even so, I’m hooked and I will probably read the next two.

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