Monday, November 12, 2012

The Diviners by Libba Bray

I recently saw a book trailer for The Diviners by Libba Bray.  Most of the time I think the trailers are awful but this one actually made me want to read it.

Creepy right?  I'm not one for scary books but I thought I would give it a try.  I'm happy I did because it was a really great book.
The book is set in 1926, Evie O'Neill has just been sent to New York after a scandal arises in her Ohio hometown.  Evie is estastic-shopping and parties-what's not to love?  The only downside is she has to live with her uncle the who owns the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult.  Evie is having a fantastic time with her friends Mabel and Theta until her uncle is called to help with a murder of a young girl.  As her uncle helps solve the case, he doesn't realize that Evie has a special power that may be the key to solving the murderer who is haunting New York City.
The book does have some scary moments for me but I don't really anything scary.  The killer does sing the song from the trailer which gave me goosebumps.  I bet the audio book would be great for people who like horror!
I can't decide if I like Evie or not.  She definitely sticks up for herself and is the first to want to tackle the murders.  There are many characters in the book-some with more minor roles but since this book is the first in a series I'm sure they will come up again in the books to come.
Don't be put off by the length of the book (it's nearly 600 pages) it was a quick read. 
Now I can't wait for the second book to come out because from the conclusion of The Diviners it sounds great!