The Diviners by Libba Bray

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I enjoied this novel, the setting in the New York of the ’20 is really good, the descriptions are vivid and rich in details.
The characterisation is also well done; each character has his load of secret (more or less disclosed within the novel); the main character, Evie, a fickle seventeen year old girl, is easy going and ironic, an heroine who does not need any prince to save her.

The plot is based on the themes of the occult and paranormal and the chapters dedicated to these themes give quite the creeps.
Overall it is a good novel, the only issue is that some characters are only useful in view of the series and not of this single novel, so “The diviners” (a poorly chosen title) is more an introduction to greater evil yet to come.

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* The Diviners by Libba Bray ★★★★☆½

*I read this book in English

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