The Diviners by Libba Bray is a young adult paranormal novel.
Set in 1926 New York, we’re following Evie O’Neill who’s recently been sent off to live with her strange Uncle after misbehaving. Uncle Will is a professor, who runs a creepy museum, and is obsessed with the occult.
Evie has been hiding an enormous secret, her supernatural abilities that only ever get her into more trouble. However, after strange crimes begin occurring across New York, Evie uses her powers to help solve them.
This book is very character driven (aka slow paced…) with a super interesting underlying plot involving supernatural powers, ghosts, and crime which made me keep reading, wishing I knew what the heck was going to happen.
At 578 pages, I did feel that this book drug along a bit however it wasn’t so slow I considered DNFing. I’m rating this at 3.5 stars. I’m looking forward to continuing the series. There are currently 2 sequels out, with another on the way.
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