Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Diviners by Libby Bray
Something dark and evil has risen...
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-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.
I loved the voice of Evie. Her mannerisms, confidence and wit make her a character that is memorable and likeable. The idea that the main characters --- all future diviners---have unique secret abilities that the reader knows about but the other characters don't helps build the suspense of the story. Although this is beginning of another series the story itself has an ending that is satisfying. I am looking forward to the next instalment.