Goodreads Monday: The Diviners

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!


The Diviners (The Diviners #1)
by Libba Bray
YA Historical Fantasy
578 pages
Published in September 2012, by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads: 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.


I’ve recently heard good things about this book, and the synopsis sounds interesting. Once the library opens again (someday), I’ll have to see about tracking it down and giving it a try. Have any of you read it? If so, what did you think of it?

10 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: The Diviners

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  2. I enjoyed it. It is YA and have some of those annoying YA tropes, like love triangles, but I thought it was a good read.

  3. I read this recently and I absolutely loved it. It would make an excellent Halloween read as there are some truly chilling scenes but I’d recommend picking it up any day of the year! I hope you get to read it soon.

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