Monday, October 27, 2014

The Diviners by Libba Bray

On the Iowa High School Book Award list for 2014-2015, The Diviners, by Libba Bray follows Evie O'Neill as she is "exiled" to New York City to live with her uncle Will.  Evie is one of those spunky girls who love to be the center of attention and don't put much stock in being told "no."  During the twenties, Evie finds excitement in the Ziegfield girls and speakeasies.  She is not that excited about the musesum "of the creepie crawlies" that her uncle runs, but when a murder occurs, Evie finds herself caught in the search for the murderer.  Though at first she is all glitter and society, she ends up in some very unappealing and scary situations and discovers a secret power she finds often gets her into trouble.  This is both a lively romp and a good mystery.

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