Friday, 14 June 2013

The Diviners by Libba Bray Book Review No. 9

the deviners
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 first introduced to Libba Bray by my Niece who leant me the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. I think this was the start of my love of Young Adult fiction.
I’ve been looking out for Libba’s next novels and just happened to come across this one  during an Amazon search. I was so excited I bought the hard back.
I loved the setting of this novel, New York in the roaring twenties. Flappers, music, oh and the ghost of a serial killer.
This is a big novel….huge. Not the kind I can carry about in my bag like I would usually do, it’s awkward to hold up while soaking in the bath, but I still managed to read all 600 pages quite quickly as I enjoyed it so much.
It is apparently going to be a series and I can’t wait for the next instalment to see what Evie gets up to.
I found the character of the serial killer ‘Naughty John’ quite freaky, which surprised me for a YA novel
"Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells 'em off for a coupla stones."
See if you can go to bed tonight now without thinking of that tune….

1 comment:

  1. oooh that sounds intense! that little tune is scary!!