Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Diviners Review
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 pickpockets. The only catch is that she has the live with her uncle Will and his unhealthly obsession with the occult.
Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secrets: 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 unfolds in the city that never sleeps. A young man called 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.
This story was so different and in such a different time period to what I usually read. The 1920s is a time period I learned about last year, so I have some knowledge about that time. Well, in Canada mostly because of the fact I am Canadian.
Evie was both as interesting character as well as a character that would go dark side because of the fact that is greedy to a certain point. Her powers were so cool, and I am so interested to find out what the extent of it is going to be.
Memphis is my favourite. I love is actions and how he acts in his everyday life. I would like to know why his powers disappeared and why and how they come back.
Theta was a bad ass, and I want to now more about her. She is so interesting and has the most intriguing backstory, I do believe that this could go so good with her.
Let's just say it here, the characters are golden.
4 out of 5 stars