Jazz Age January is a reading challenge hosted by Leah at Books Speak Volumes. The idea is to read books related to the Roaring Twenties during the month of January. If you want to join in the fun, read about it here.
This week, I’m reviewing THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray.
Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Publication: 18th September 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.
Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret.
And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.
What I thought:
Such. An. Amazing. Read. I loved this book and I couldn’t find anything negative to say about it. The plot is gripping, 1920s New York is wonderfully recreated on the page, the characters are all interesting and the writing is beautiful.
I can only recommend this book to everyone.
What have you been reading this week? Make sure to leave me a comment below!
Wow, sounds like a great ’20s read!
So glad you liked this book! I also reviewed it for Jazz Age January, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in the series.