Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Diviners


“We are the Diviners. We have been and we will be. It is a power that comes from the great energy of the land and its people, a realm shared for a spell, for as long as is needed. We see the dead. We speak to restless spirits. We walk in dreams. We read meaning from every held thing. The future unfolds for us like the navigator’s map, showing seas we have yet to travel”—The Diviners

The year is 1926 and Ellie O'Neill is wasting away in her boring Ohio town. Ellie isn’t like the dull teenagers around her; she believes that she is destined for greatness and longs for the adventure that only a big city can provide. With the ability to hold an object in her hand and read it, gathering information about its owner, why should she think anything less?

After Ellie finds herself in hot water after using her unique ability, she is delighted to be shipped off to the busy streets of New York City as punishment. Soon she discovers that there is more to New York than the roaring speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces that the magazines have promised her. Instead of attending fancy parties and dancing the night away, Ellie must live with her Uncle Will, the curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. 

In addition to dealing with the heebie-jeebies that come from living in "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies,” it seems that Ellie’s powers have made her the target of The Pentagram Killer. Now with the help of her uncle and his mysterious assistant Jericho, Ellie must put an end to this gruesome killing spree before she becomes the next victim.

The latest series from acclaimed author, Libba Bray, The Diviners is a dark delight. A“read-with-the-lights on” must, this thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.