The Diviners (Paperback)

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Lavish, crackling, and funny, Libba Bray's newest book just won't let you put it down! With a dynamic cast of characters - glamorous Zeigfeld girls, rakish pickpockets, erudite museum curators, wisecracking heroines - and set in New York City during the roaring 20s, this spine-tingling tale will have you falling head over heels. Almost even before I finished, I was already pining for the next installment.   

— Lauren N

July 2012 Indie Next List


“If you want to be immersed in the sights and sounds of the 1920s, this is the book for you! Evie O'Neill is a true flapper, too wild for her staid hometown of Zenith, Ohio. When she is banished to stay with her Uncle Will in Manhattan, she looks forward to her exciting new life -- until it turns out to include dead bodies, mysterious intruders, and a supernatural evil that only Evie has the power to sense. Creepy and fun, The Diviners is frantic and full of slang, a love letter to the Roaring 20s. So much fun!”
— Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY

Description


A young woman discovers her mysterious powers could help catch a killer in the first book in The Diviners series--a stunning supernatural historical mystery set in 1920s New York City, from Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.

Evangeline O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is 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.

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 unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....

About the Author


Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestseller Beauty Queens, the 2010 Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at www.libbabray.com.

Praise For…


* "1920s New York thrums with giddy life in this gripping first in a new [series] from Printz winner Bray...The intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of character, dialogue and setting take hold and don't let go. Not to be missed."—Kirkus, starred review

* "The compelling and dramatic supernatural plot explores self-actualization, predestination, the secrets everyone hides, and, of course, good versus evil. An absolutely terrific read and, thankfully, the first in a planned series."—School Library Journal, starred review

* "The book is big and wants to be the kind of thing you can lose yourself in. Does it succeed? It's jake, baby."—Booklist, starred review

* "The book is engrossing, spooky, and thought-provoking."—Library Media Connection, starred review

"The Diviners delivers an addictive and terrifying story of young New Yorkers investigating a rash of occult-based murders. Bray sustains a breathless energy throughout this ambitious series-starter, deftly evoking the exuberance of 1920s city life and the evil lurking beneath it."—Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316126106
ISBN-10: 0316126101
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2013
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Diviners