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Shelf Control #14 | The Diviners


Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers… read more on Bookshelf Fantasies

7728889Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners (#1)
Pages: 578
Published On: September 18th 2012
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Bought
Date: Summer 2016
Purchased From: A Book Convention

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.

Why Do I Want to Read It?

Do you associate some books in your personal library with good/bad memories?

That’s what happened with The Diviners by Libba Bray and, since it wasn’t/isn’t a good memory I don’t know when I’ll actually get around to reading it.

I get a little knot in my stomach every time I look at at which makes me sad because everyone says it is really good. Plus, I own the sequel. So I need to get over it.



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