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-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.
A New Game in Town
Set in the Roaring ’20s, populated with an epic cast of characters and filled with horrors and delights both supernatural and earthy, The Diviners is an amazing saga, sweeping the reader in and holding them tight. And Caveat Lector! This isn’t YA for the faint of heart. Ms. Bray’s tale of a tortured soul seeking power at any price is one of the creepiest books I’ve read in a good long time!
It starts with a Ouija board game gone awry and quickly progresses from one set of characters to the next, intricately interwoven, until the reader is smack in the middle of some truly scary, amazing stuff: ghosts killing beyond the grave, people with the power to heal or kill with a touch and at the center of it all is Evie O’Neill.
Small Town, Big City
Evie’s never truly fit in her small town home. She’s always been just a bit too brash, too over the top, too much. And it’s interesting to see how a big personality can be smothered in such small surroundings. Evie’s drowning in Small Town, USA and it’s only as a punishment that she gets her chance at salvation: exile to the brightest light in the American skyline – New York City.
Once there, Evie is brought together with others so much more like her, in more ways than she can ever imagine, and while she revels in the anonymity and freedom that being in the Big Apple brings, she also learns that big cities have big problems and there’s a murderer on the loose. And she might be the only person who can stop him.
Character Driven Tilt-A-Whirl
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So, I’m going to go with….WOW! January LaVoy blew me away with her ability to morph her voice from a 17 girl from the Brooklyn to an African American boy to the voice of pure evil. This audiobook is one of the best I’ve ever listened to and if you’ve never enjoyed an audiobook, this would be a superb way to start! And so….you know that means….
A GIVE AWAY!
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