[ Epub ] ❧ The Diviners Author Libba Bray – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Diviners Do You Believe There Are Ghosts And Demons And Diviners Among Us 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 , 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 OccultEvie 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 KillerAs Evie Jumps Headlong Into A Dance With A Murderer, Other Stories Unfurled 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 AwakenedPrintz Award Winning And New York Times Bestselling Author Libba Bray Opens A Brand New Historical Series With The Diviners, Where The Glittering Surface Of The Roaring Twenties Hides A Mystical Horror Creeping Across The Country


10 thoughts on “The Diviners

  1. says:

    This book makes me feel so nostalgic for life in 1920s New York which is weird because I wasn t even alive for that decade, so why do I miss it Seriously Is it just me or do other people get homesick from books You miss the comforting feeling of the characters and the world created by the author and wish to stay long after you turn the last page The impossible wonder of an era I was never a part of still snags at me and I can t wait to read the rest of the series So, what s this book This book makes me feel so nostalgic for life in 1920s New York which is weird because I wasn t even alive for that decade, so why do I miss it Seriously Is it just me or do other people get homesick from books You miss the comforting feeling of the characters and the world created by the author and wish to stay long after you turn the last page The impossible wonder of an era I was never a part of still snags at me and I can t wait to read the rest of the series So, what s this book It s 1926 and when 17 year old Evie O Neill is unceremoniously banished to live in New York with her eccentric bachelor Uncle Will the curator of a museum of the occult Evie feels the first fragile unfurling of something she thinks might be freedom Evie, full and heavy and burdened with a fearsome urgency to live, decides that no rift in the earth will open between her and the greatest adventure of her life But things seldom go as one might expect, and when a killer passes in secret through the streets of Manhattan and leaves no trace of themselves but fear and a string of gruesome murders, Evie s uncle is tapped for help in solving them There s only horror now as new truths soon come clear to Evie she must reveal her long hidden supernatural ability to help the investigation and she might not be the only one touched with supernatural gifts.Fear is vying with courage, and courage is winning in this suspense filled murder mystery, cobbled together with a heady brew of visceral horror, a wicked sense of pace, threat and a lurking delight in causing jarring terror Libba Bray knows just how to twist the knife to make it hurt oh so good and how to turn the screw to make it almost too stressful to bear The slow unfurling of every new revelation is tantalizing you can scarcely feel the shape of it, but it s clear that everything will change These mysteries are, of course, the driving heart of the novel but throughout, moments of light and hope and love pierce through the storm clouds, keeping the story from teetering too far into the unrelentingly sinister Bray is also an incredible writer with a good eye for lyrical text and the audiobook has such a way of enhancing the spine chilling and ghostly atmosphere she s crafted.I m also hard put to think of a time period that better captures the eeriness and thrill of a roaring mystery than 1920s New York the stark contrast between the stately stasis of a respectable house and the desperate wildness of the speakeasy and the Ziegfeld girls is the perfect stage on which to turn a story on its head We are given a vivid glimpse of a time gone by and it s evident that the author went through painstaking work to make her world feel real, using period specific language and detail to deftly create the sense of real places inhabited by relatable, vividly rendered people all while liberally sprinkling all things magic and monsters and the unaccountable.But The Diviners is muchthan just about solving murder mysteries It s also about exploring the lives on their peripheries tangled character histories and perspectives craftily orbit the plot and the narration, which is told through alternating voices, lingers in their memories and lives.Evie is both magnetic and obnoxious and there s a bull in china shop quality to her character In one vital way, though, she is different than your typical introverted, meek and martyrish lady lead It s a bit amazing, encountering a female protagonist who s allowed to be loud, self absorbed and says exactly what she s thinking, without a lick of tact to make it go down easier Strange as it sounds, I was grateful for her haughtiness and recklessness even as I sometimes wrinkled my nose at her I think it works because Evie is also very self aware, and the narrative acknowledges all of her flaws instead of just taking for granted that Evie s brashness is an uncontested virtue It s also not hard to see that most of the facades Evie puts out are a lie, a ghost, a stage role performed for a very select private audience Underneath is a frightened, fragile girl, still mourning the death of her big brother and wishing she could be enough for her parents.Of course this world wouldn t be as fascinating if it was just Evie soaking up the spotlight One of this book s strengths is making every character come alive, step whole and entire onto the page, even if only for the length of a scene or two, including Memphis Campbell, a young handsome black poet Sam Lloyd, a rakish Russian pickpocket Theta Knight, a mysterious dancer running from the ghosts of her pasts and Henry DeBois, her gay musician roommate alongside, Jericho, Will s strange assistant Each of these kids is damaged, trauma lingering in the creases or out in the open, and each of them has a long journey ahead one that I m excited to see unfold in the next installments.It was therefore kind of unfortunate to discover that the last quarter of the book does not quite live up to the high water mark set by the rest of the novel some characters just conveniently disappear and don t reappear to influence the narrative at certain points, and others turn up relatively late but play critical roles Also, the budding of a romance took me off guard and felt unprecedented by everything that has come before.But at the end of the day, these are two very small quibbles barely marring an immensely engrossing tale one that I hugely recommend wishlist blog twitter tumblr


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    Original Review 2018 This was pos i tute ly the perfect spooky Halloween read Supernatural powers Murder 1920s New York A creepy song that will haunt me for the rest of my life I can keep going.There were times when I was genuinely scared usually when I was reading right before bed Let s just say I ll never be able to use the word naughty ever again without giving myself nightmares.This book also had a huge cast of characters that we are just getting to know and I love each and ever Original Review 2018 This was pos i tute ly the perfect spooky Halloween read Supernatural powers Murder 1920s New York A creepy song that will haunt me for the rest of my life I can keep going.There were times when I was genuinely scared usually when I was reading right before bed Let s just say I ll never be able to use the word naughty ever again without giving myself nightmares.This book also had a huge cast of characters that we are just getting to know and I love each and every one I know most people hated Evie in the beginning, but for some reason unlikable party girls are one of my favorite types of characters Throw in that she was a thoroughly modern flapper, and I was sold Memphis and Theta were my two favorites, though, despite not getting nearly enough time with either I trust this will change in the next books I mean, it better or else I will be writing my own fanfiction.I only have a few cons the length and the amount of 1920s lingo thrown in Though I usually am down to read a long book, that s if the pacing is quick enough to make me never want to stop reading That was not the case The pacing was slow pretty much all the way through except for the few scenes with the villain This did help give us ain depth view of each character, but it also made it easy to put down the book and pick up a new one only 100 pages from the end.As for the lingo, I thought it was the cat s pajamas at first You know I m adding a few of these words to my vocabulary But having a new slang word on almost every page got a tad much It actually threw me out of the 1920s atmosphere instead of helping me sink in further.Despite my gripes, I had a heck of a fun time reading this I already got my hands on the next two installments and am trying to make myself wait to read them as the fourth doesn t yet have a release date If you re in need of something spooky that takes a step into downright scary, this book is for you


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    Update 12 2 2019 Raising my rating to 5 stars The Diviner s is absolutely one of my favorite series of all time I am so excited to continue rereading the series in anticipation for the finale with the DivinersClub readalong 4.5 stars


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    The Diviners must stand, or all shall fallThe Diviners is a historical, paranormal fantasy set in 1920s New York City And in this alternative history, there are people called Diviners who have magical abilities that are hidden from the world And these powers will come in handy as a demon like being who was summoned from a Ouija board starts ritualistically killing people, while also bringing upon the apocalypse Evie O Neill Sent to NY to stay with her uncle after causing tooThe Diviners must stand, or all shall fallThe Diviners is a historical, paranormal fantasy set in 1920s New York City And in this alternative history, there are people called Diviners who have magical abilities that are hidden from the world And these powers will come in handy as a demon like being who was summoned from a Ouija board starts ritualistically killing people, while also bringing upon the apocalypse Evie O Neill Sent to NY to stay with her uncle after causing too much of a scene back home And she has the magical ability to read objects Memphis Campell Black, extremely charming and good looking, taking care of his little brother with his aunt after the loss of his mother, and in the past he had a healing ability Sam Lloyd Rakish Russian Pickpocket who can make it so others do not notice him, but he is looking for answers about what happened to his mother and the project she was working on Theta Knight A Dancer who ran away from a terrible past and is trying to make a new life for herself were she is in charge of her own fate Henry DeBois Theta s roommate, queer, and a musician Henry has the magical ability to dream walk, but you do not learn a lot about it in this book Mabel Rose Evie s best friend and pen pal, who has the biggest of all crushes Jericho Jones Works for Evie s uncle Will, but may be keeping a big secret of his own Naughty John Does his work with the apron on I ll see myself out, bye.But we follow all of these characters, while they are slowing pieces together the clues about Naughty John s killing, while also trying to figure everything out before it is too late And friends I m going to be straight up with you, this book was pretty scary Full disclosure, I am a big baby, but I legit read this book with the light on, during the daytime, every single day But following along and trying to figure out what is happening, while also trying to learn about these characters and what they are able to do It surely made for a fun reading experience.I really loved the cast completely All of them, truly But Memphis really won me over very early on First off, I am such a sucker for anything with healing powers, so he and his mystery just stole my heart Also, he is such a good brother, and seeing him protect Isaiah really was everything to me Also, Isaiah having the wildest powers of them all Yeah, that s a thing Also, I really loved his development with Theta We stan a power couple in this house, always and forever.Besides the characters, I think the thing I liked most about reading The Diviners, as sad and heartbreaking as it is to say, is that we are almost in the year 2020 and not a lot has changed From racism, and people hiding their hateful ideas behind the cover of God, to sexism, and the idea that a silent woman is the only women worth hearing, to being pure, and the pedestal that white men are willing to put their bloodline on, this is all very much a thing in 2020, even if it is not as loud I think Libba Bray really did something so impressive with this story, and even though this book is almost a decade old and the parallels are still rampant, I still really respect her putting so much into this book.Overall, this really did blow me away I had my doubts going in that I wouldn t like it, or that it wouldn t hold up, but it truly did, and it truly made for an amazing reading experience I can t wait to see what the next book has in store, and I can t wait to meet a character named Ling Chan that everyone promises me I m going to fall in love with.Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch Content and Trigger Warnings brief animal cruelty and death, talk of domestic abuse and sexual assault in the past, abortion, loss of a loved one in the past, drugging, grief depiction, abandonment, talk of slavery, racism always in a negative light , slaughter house setting scene, death, murder, and ritualistic killings.Buddy read with Madalyn, Jane, Chelsea


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    There is love Oh, there is so much love that I am having for this book and Ms Bray right now Even taking the length into account, this novel took me longer than usual to read because I had to read everythingthan once and swoon for a little bit before I could move on I am thrilled to hear that there will be a sequel.If I were to write a novel, I wouldn t want to hear claims like this is the next Hunger Games or Twilight or Harry Potter but I think one of the greatest compliments must There is love Oh, there is so much love that I am having for this book and Ms Bray right now Even taking the length into account, this novel took me longer than usual to read because I had to read everythingthan once and swoon for a little bit before I could move on I am thrilled to hear that there will be a sequel.If I were to write a novel, I wouldn t want to hear claims like this is the next Hunger Games or Twilight or Harry Potter but I think one of the greatest compliments must be this is like nothing I ve ever read before and it s awesome Yeah, if I was to write a book, I would want to create something as beautiful, clever, magical and unique as this I cannot guess how current Libba Bray fans will respond to this story which is a million miles away from A Great and Terrible Beauty and Beauty Queens and though I haven t read it I d bet money that it s nothing like Going Bovine either There are so many different elements brought into this story, but they are all well balanced and manage to complement each other, rather than being scrambled together in a random mish mash It s such a hard novel to categorise part historical fiction, part supernatural, part murder mystery, with just the slightest touch of romance.Evie O Neill is a fabulous character who experiences a lot of development throughout When the story starts she is silly and naive, but as time progresses we see her face bigger challenges and begin to change and develop massively Also, I understand why some people would find the 1920s slang irritating, but I was so charmed by the characters and story that I really didn t mind One of my favourite elements of the novel is the way in which Bray portrays and develops Evie s relationships with the other characters I loved the relationship between her and her Uncle Will Evie and Sam s relationship was perhaps the funniest their dialogue is superb and at times they reminded me of a Bonnie and Clyde style criminal duo Similarly, Evie and Mabel s friendship gave me quite a few giggles.And one word that kept popping into my head throughout the entire reading experience is atmospheric I was right there in 1920s New York, after the War and before the depression, in a whirlwind of jazz and flappers and speakeasies Libba Bray breathes magic into this city at the height of its glory whilst also showing the darker side of America at this time with the KKK and xenophobia The amount of research that must have gone into this book is astounding There is so much history and mythology and even a touch of politics I was wowed In fact, I am still wowed I must also talk about our murderer I really want to applaud Ms Bray for doing so many different things and getting them all right Because this book is magical and it is funny and it is clever and it is really freakin scary Books and movies do not scare me often I avoid horror because I m mostly immune to it But this Naughty John with his creepy whistling and reciting of his freaky little rhyme as he stalks his victims I slept with the light on Seriously Don t laugh.I think, though, what I most want to say is that Libba Bray brings all of these things together into one Her novel uses history and mythology and humour to create one hell of a story The characters are vivid and detailed you can almost feel the city air as you read Maybe there are faults to be found but they certainly didn t bother me, and even the length was completely worth it I am just blabbing and gushing now so I m going to stop before I start drooling, but this book is one I highly recommend.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


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    THIS WAS SO DAMN GOOD Listening on audiobook was such a great experience I loved the writing and the story, oh so chilling GIMME MORE


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    From a personal enjoyment level it s 2.5 stars, unfortunately I was bored throughout the 600 pages of this story and kept waiting for it to be over The pacing suffered with a lot of the characters ambling around and could have been shortened to at least 300 This readlike an overly drawn out setup rather than a concise narrative The characters felt very surface level I could clearly tell the archetypes that each person was, but they didn t have much depth Villains were also pretty non From a personal enjoyment level it s 2.5 stars, unfortunately I was bored throughout the 600 pages of this story and kept waiting for it to be over The pacing suffered with a lot of the characters ambling around and could have been shortened to at least 300 This readlike an overly drawn out setup rather than a concise narrative The characters felt very surface level I could clearly tell the archetypes that each person was, but they didn t have much depth Villains were also pretty nondescript I question if you strip away the 1920s schtick if the story would still hold up on its own without leaning completely on the setting


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    Re read 8 8 19 This was my first time reading this since the third book came out and Libba Bray is a foreshadowing MASTER I love this story and these characters so damn much and I cannot wait to re read Lair of Dreams next month This was a buddy read for the DivinersReadalong with Melanie, Jane, Madalyn The liveshow discussion will be on my channel on Friday, August 16th at 6pm PST 9pm EST and we hope to see you there Re read 10 3 17 Finished this re read in one day because I AM OBSESS Re read 8 8 19 This was my first time reading this since the third book came out and Libba Bray is a foreshadowing MASTER I love this story and these characters so damn much and I cannot wait to re read Lair of Dreams next month This was a buddy read for the DivinersReadalong with Melanie, Jane, Madalyn The liveshow discussion will be on my channel on Friday, August 16th at 6pm PST 9pm EST and we hope to see you there Re read 10 3 17 Finished this re read in one day because I AM OBSESSED OMG I love this book so damn much I forgot how much of a crush I have on Theta So excited to re read Lair of Dreams now and THEN THE THIRD BOOK IS FINALLY OUT AKZJUSAJBDUAJSRe read 8 26 15 WOW I listened to this on audiobook as a reread in preparation for Lair of Dreams and my review has shot up from a 4 to a 5 out of 5 stars THIS WAS SO GOOD I can t wait to read Lair of Dreams now Oh man Original review 10 14 14 I am pos i tute ly spooked This book was so creepy I loved it


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    I don t know how else to describe The Diviners except to say it s pretty clear when reading this that Libba Bray set out to write a quintessentially American novel, and good and bad she s succeeded She may insist no historians were harmed in the writing of her book, but I just don t see how she s mastered such command of American history, not just through the facts, but through the way she captures the American experience, that she didn t torture it out of someone But just like America, th I don t know how else to describe The Diviners except to say it s pretty clear when reading this that Libba Bray set out to write a quintessentially American novel, and good and bad she s succeeded She may insist no historians were harmed in the writing of her book, but I just don t see how she s mastered such command of American history, not just through the facts, but through the way she captures the American experience, that she didn t torture it out of someone But just like America, this is a book full of contradictions, it has some of the most complex, evocative writing I ve ever seen for historical fiction, yet at the same time relies on some oversimplistic, almost stereotypical characters I m seriously conflicted.There s no nice way to phrase this, so I m just gonna come right out and say it I m sorry, but Evie O Neill is a ditz And that really puzzles me, why, despite the strength of her writing, Bray has to try so hard to fit everything into some 1920s stereotype Maybe it s just me, but after reading the superb writing that really showcases how much Bray gets the Roaring Twenties, I want to see some smart characters that does that excellent writing justice, not some shallow socialite obsessed with dizzy water and partying at speakeasies, who thinks everything is the cat s meow or the duck s quack Who talks like that It doesn t even work the first time, much less the hundredth, by which time the dialogue seriously grated on my nerves I kept expectingfrom Evie s character, kept wondering if she really is that shallow, and my unfortunate conclusion is, well, yes, she is that shallow, there really isn t anythingto her, despite Bray s attempts to incorporate some emotion and mystery with her dead brother and an antagonist in the villainous Naughty John She just never behaves like a relatable character, or is anythingfor me than a 20s stereotype who keeps spouting annoying catchphrases and obsessing over the New York social scene Evie s by far my biggest problem with the story, but she definitely isn t my only problem To fill out the flat characters department, look no further than presumptive love interest Sam Lloyd, who fills the cad er fella another word that s reduced to a 20s sound bite role to a tee, his only interesting bit of character development beingof a hint of what s to come in the sequel Or other presumptive love interest Jericho Jones, the wooden, straight shooter with, predictably, a mysterious secret that bizarrely isn t of the paranormal variety but somehow sends this series careening down a steampunk path I guess it s really a weird mix of science and mysticism Oh, and lest I forget, Evie spends most of the book trying to set Jericho up with her best friend Mabel Rose Evie s own relationship with Jericho is pretty much platonic almost the entire way through until Mabel happens to bump into someone else and, well the rest is easy to guess The Roaring Twenties may have been one glamorous and exciting period, but these characters just didn t do it for me Well, I like Mabel s interesting and surprisingly emotional communist parents side plot that really captures a big issue of the day, I ll give the book that.But all these side plots, that really is another problem with The Diviners So many times, I m following what Evie is doing, or another creepy scene with Naughty John, and the book would all of a sudden cut off to something else, whatever alternative main character Memphis Campbell and his own special powers related problems are or some other background story It s really a symptom of a larger problem, Bray s blatantly setting up The Diviners as the first in a series, and she s sacrificing the flow of this book in order to spend too much time developing a character, Memphis, that I really didn t feel was all that integral to the plot at all The entire time, the story s telling me that the Diviners as a group is what s important and planting all these hints and reminders that something big, bigger even than Naughty John, is coming, and the entire group will be needed to stop it, but what that actually did was just really distracted me from enjoying the actual story of this book Because it turns out, Memphis really has almost nothing to do with the Naughty John story at all, Sam and Evie s other friend Theta very little, and as The Diviners is already a fairly long read, following the stories of these secondary characters when it turns out their stories have almost no bearing on the actual plot feels like a chore.Maybe I wouldn t feel the way I do if certain sections of the book weren t just so darn good that I just couldn t get enough of certain chapters It s hard to describe, but I really feel Bray has captured the soul of America, as Evie explores Naughty John s mysterious past, Bray s exploring American history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to the Gilded Age, capturing the hopes and dreams and ideals that make America tick, whether it s the mix of cultures and religions or the Second Great Awakening or racial attitudes towards African Americans from the Civil War up to the Roaring Twenties, it s all here, in this book, seamlessly incorporated in the plot And Bray excels at iconography, there s a character named Gabriel who s an excellent trumpet player and the way she works him into the religious motifs was just shockingly inspired And whether it was the wind carrying its warnings or Naughty John s haunted mansion working its evils or Evie and Mabel s neighbors Miss Lillian and Miss Addie offering their creepy insights on the goings on, the story could get so dark and spooky and the imagery so spot on that I absolutely hate how the flat characters and sequel setting detours Bray forces on me sort of ruin that effect.I have a hard time rating The Diviners because half the book is utterly amazing and the other half is just meh Parts of the book are creatively on fire, but they re sandwiched between sections that are utterly tedious stereotypes I don t know what my overall opinions of this book are, I really don t


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    9 25 15 Finished re reading this and it was even better the second time Now I am finally reading the sequel and I m very excited D Original Review 10 10 12 OH GOD OH MAN OH GOD OH MAN.So yeah, basically this book left me like this I ve been a die hard Libba Bray fan ever since the fabulous Gemma Doyle books I also loved the insane, bizarre adventure of Going Bovine And Beauty Queens was hilarious although I thought it was a bit lacking in the usual strong storytelling element th 9 25 15 Finished re reading this and it was even better the second time Now I am finally reading the sequel and I m very excited D Original Review 10 10 12 OH GOD OH MAN OH GOD OH MAN.So yeah, basically this book left me like this I ve been a die hard Libba Bray fan ever since the fabulous Gemma Doyle books I also loved the insane, bizarre adventure of Going Bovine And Beauty Queens was hilarious although I thought it was a bit lacking in the usual strong storytelling element that Bray s other books have However, that element is back again in The Diviners.I just about died of happiness when I first heard of this book I adore Libba Bray, and I adore the 20 s era and sadly, there aren t a lot of YA books about it The combination sounded just awesome.And oh lord, it was Just imagine the 20 s the roaring 20 s, with the speakeasies and the flappers and all that wonderfulness Now imagine it with scary ass demons and ghosts and murders and psychics and everything mixed in It s like all my favorite things in one book.Okay okay, so a slightlyin depth look at all the things I love about this book.The plot I think I ve already made this pretty clear, but obviously I loved the plot I love the mystery of it, the suspense, the horror Libba Bray masterfully blends the realism of the historical era with the horror fantasy elements just as she did with the Gemma Doyle books and the Victorian era The story in itself is intriguing on its own, and the historical element also adds a lot to the atmosphere of it There were a lot of twists in the story that I didn t see coming and yeah, some of them were a little bizarre, but I was willing to go along with them Over all, the story was too exciting for me to put the book down.The setting Obviously, a lot of thought and research went into building the world in this novel Libba Bray effectively creates the dark, intriguing, gritty atmosphere of the 20 s, of all the secret parties and the corruption everywhere It makes a terrific setup for the fantasy plot In fact, it made me wonder why there aren tfantasy books that take place in the 20 s Seriously, if anyone knows of any, let me know The characters I think the only small issue I had with the characters in this book was that some of them felt a bit reminiscent of Gemma Doyle characters for instance, Theta reminded me of Felicity and Mabel reminded me of Anne Forgive me if I m mixing up character s names, it s been a while since I read this or Gemma Doyle But even so, I found the characters to be well developed.I found Evie to be a very likable main character It s refreshing to have a YA female protagonist who is quite imperfect Evie is far from a pure Mary Sue She has a lot of flaws and a lot of sass, but she is easy to sympathize with and she noticeably develops throughout the story without it seeming too rushed or unrealistic The other characters were also terrific and sorry, I m a little foggy on all their names because I read this months ago But anyway There were a lot of characters, but I found they were all properly fleshed out and had detailed backstories that made them understandable and believable They each had a role to play, which was important considering there were so many of them The romance What I really liked about the romance in this book was that it took me by surprise Let s just say, for those of you who don t want to read the spoiler It didn t go in the direction that I would expect most YA books to go, and instead went in a direction I foundlikable and realistic.For those of you who have read it or don t care about spoilers view spoiler I was convinced for the first half of the book or so that Evie would fall in love with Sam and that was kind of pissing me off because at first he struck me as the stereotypical bad boy that all the girls in YA books fall for And although he becameintriguing than that over the course of the story, I still didn t really like the idea of him and Evie as a couple And I felt so bad for Jericho because he obviously liked Evie and was just walking around like a sad puppy dog and I loved him so much and GAHHH my heart was breaking And so when Evie actually ended up liking him back it was just like OH THANK THE LORD So yeah It made me really happy Also it s kind of weird that he s part robot or whatever but um COOL I guess I still like them together hide spoiler Well okay, I m still trying to get through all the reviews I have to do I FINALLY HAVE LESS THAN 10 TO DO, IT S A MIRACLE , and I think that about sums up my adoration of this book It may have been my favorite Libba Bray book yet, and it was definitely one of my favorite books of the year It was exciting, gripping, atmospheric, and full of intriguing characters Two thumbs up from me, and I can t wait for the second book Pre review crap under the spoiler view spoiler CURRENTLY READING THIS AND I AM SO EXCITED A DKJF AKDFLSKJ Pre review It just hit me that this book comes out in just about two months.HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I DESPERATELY WANT THIS BOOK I mean, Libba Bray jazz era God, I can t wait hide spoiler


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