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 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 awakened....
Printz 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.
This book was, different... It was a mix between historical fiction,fantasy, and a murder mystery all wrapped up in one big pretty book package! Its a pretty long book coming in at almost 600 pages, it isn't a quick read! I even read pretty fast and i took my 3 days to read the whole thing, and i had a hard time putting it down those 3 day's. On thing i liked about this book is that the ending is a little bit of a cliff hanger but not a total one, The author wraps up most on the loose ends in the last couple chapters but leaves some mysterious hints at the end. Those will be continued in the sequel coming out in August 2014. Its a series but i don't know how many books its going to be in the end when all is said and done. But all in all i really enjoyed this book and was drawn fully and easily into the world of New York in 1926. It was easy to get sucked into the story once the mysterious deaths started happening, it was hard not to want to read and read until you found out what happened. It was fast paced and a well worth my time read. I didn't like some of the things they mentioned, but all in all i would recommend it to those who like Historical fiction with mystery and a fantasy edge to it.