Today’s Book Spotlight is on The Diviners by: Libba Bray.
Evie O’Neill always knew she was special. It wasn’t just because she could do her little magical party trick, but she knew she was destined for greatness. And she’s certain that destiny of hers is going to come true when her little party trick gets her in trouble and her parents ship her off to live with her uncle in New York City.
To her, that’s more of a reward than anything. It’s the roaring twenties and NYC is full of jazz, speakeasies, and life; i’s exactly where she wants to be. Her uncle and his Museum of Creepy Crawlies are just a minor inconvenience in this new, grand adventure. That is, until the first body is found.
Evie quickly finds herself involved in a murder investigation and a race against time as the bodies quickly start to pile up. Evie starts to believe that the only way they can catch the killer and stop him before he commits the ultimate act of evil is to use her powers in order to stay one step ahead of him. But with her uncle threatening to send her back home, she might not get the chance.
The Diviners is a pretty hefty horror-mystery–but don’t let the size scare you! The writing style is very easy to read and the plot is full of action, magic, and the occult, so you might find it hard to put the book down. This book is the first in a planned series about Evie and those like her, and they’ve recently acquired the rights to make a film of this movie. You won’t want to miss this book! If you’d like to reserve a copy, please fill out a book request form, or come down to the library and pick it up!