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The Diviners
The Diviners | Libba Bray
Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and Diviners among us? 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, Ziegfield girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her Uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: 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 unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named 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....Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray opens a brand-new historical series with The Diviners, where the glittering surface of the Roaring Twenties hides a mystical horror creeping across the country.
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Tiffiney
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I loved this book so much. Excited that it‘s a series. I‘m so looking forward to reading the other 3!

Reagan-reads I love this series, it‘s amazing. 5d
Chrissyreadit Just checking in- did you receive your Read In The New Year email with your match? (edited) 3d
Tiffiney @Chrissyreadit Yes, thank you! 😊 2d
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Tiffiney
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Oh wow!! One chapter in and I‘m already hooked! ...and a little scared 😱

mydearwatson I love her as a narrator. She read her own _Beauty Queens_, and it was awesome. 1w
Tiffiney @mydearwatson I‘d never heard of that book...it sounds like a funny one...I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks! 😊 1w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Next book I‘ve been dying to read based on reviews... hopefully doesn‘t disappoint. #24b4Monday

MrBook I need to read this!! 😁 4w
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader @MrBook it was good, however I couldn‘t stand the main character lol. Still a good read 4w
MrBook That happens a lot. 😆🙌🏻 4w
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e.c.vitoria
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This was a fun spooky read. I loved the characters and it really felt like I was in the past! The ending felt a little convoluted but otherwise I really enjoyed it.

8/10 💫

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e.c.vitoria
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Just started this one 👀

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Kati15
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This is another spooky book that I thoroughly loved and enjoyed so much reading.

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Chili
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#ScaryScavengerHunt #TeamStoker #12 Read a book that‘s part of a series. This is the first book in the series. Now I have to wait until Tuesday to get the second from the library. 😠 It definitely fits the team theme.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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UnidragonFrag
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Lots of ghosts in these books! I haven't read Lair of Dreams yet, but I enjoyed the Diviners. My version has a cool map with it!

#Ghostly #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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mdemanatee
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I am in a room with Libba Bray and all my Gemma Doyle books are 2 hours away in my childhood bedroom. 😭😭 I need people who understand my pain.

Come-read-with-me @mdemanatee the pain is real!!!! ❤️ 2mo
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megzlynn
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So I was inspired by the Halloween Tag going around YouTube. I watched Bookables‘ video and thought it would be fun.

Today‘s Prompt is Pumpkin Carving: Name a book you would like to carve up and set on fire.

For me, that is The Diviners. I wanted to love this book and I was seriously disappointed. The overuse of 20s lingo was so annoying to me. I also did not like the main character.

LiteraryLona I didn‘t like this one either, but it led me to finding her Gemma Doyle series that I really loved! 2mo
megzlynn @LiteraryLona I will have to check that out! 2mo
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my.books.in.squares
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I am away to a murder mystery weekend for my friends 30th birthday. Taking this book along with me. I started it today and so far so good!

Have you read this? Please let me know your thoughts x

UnidragonFrag That sounds cool! Have fun! 2mo
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Bookzombie
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I can‘t remember for sure if there was a #tarotreading in this book, but this cover version suggests there was. #screamathonphotochallenge #screamathon #supernatural

4thhouseontheleft 🔮🖤 2mo
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AC4ever17
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Day 3- #7days7covers #covercrush Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day. If you haven‘t done this tag yet consider yourself tagged! :)

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StaceyKondla
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Very enjoyable! Loved the sense of time and place, atmospheric, and the narrator is solid. Just put book 2 on hold and am looking at 24 week wait 😳

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed this! I didn‘t realize it was a mystery until I started reading, but I found it better for that, as I don‘t read mystery very often

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therealdealbeall
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September is here, which means it's basically fall and time for spooky reads! Since I never got around to finishing the third book in this series, I'm thinking of reading all three before Halloween. What's everyone else reading for fall and is there a spooky book #readalong happening on Litsy? Since this is my first time in awhile not doing a community theatre show, I'm looking forward to cramming in some quality reading time this month.

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kelli7990
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This is another series that I heard was good but I haven‘t read it.

Reagan-reads It's so good!!! I am super excited for the next (and final 😔) book. 3mo
LibrarianRyan I liked it but it was a little slow. 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
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This is an obvious post for many YA readers. There are numerous years between books meaning each new edition gets a new cover reimagining.

YA
#BBRC
#Coverchanges

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BookishJess
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

A creepy paranormal YA set in 1920s #NewYork?? Sounds amazing!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It does sound good!! Cool cover too!! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 It does sound good! ❤️🗽 4mo
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Jess861
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I picked up this YA-Fantasy-Paranormal read a few years ago while I randomly browsed a book store. I loved the 1920s setting and even though I am not fond of the main character - I think that might be partly while I enjoyed it. There was a Stovepipe Hat that makes quite a few appearances. I have to admit - I did not enjoy the second book in this series.

#TheHat #LilithJuly #TheDiviners #YoungAdult #Fantasy #Paranormal @KarenUK @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🥳 5mo
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TheBookDream
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TheBookDream
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It‘s #toohot and anything other than sitting quietly indoors reading causes melting. So reading and listening to classic rock. Had Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company on, and now it‘s the White Album by The Beatles.

Cheshirecat913 I really liked this book when I read it a while ago. I got the second book and mean to do a reread sometime in the future. 5mo
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megzlynn
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I am afraid to say that I didn‘t like The Diviners as much as I wanted to. It was such a hyped book and it had everything I loved, so in theory I should have loved it. My main problem was Evie. I really could not connect with her. She was a bit on the bratty and selfish side. While she saw some character growth it was not enough for me to like her. I understand it‘s the start of the series but I probably won‘t continue on.
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alisonrose I enjoyed this mostly but definitely agree that Evie was not a fave. I think that‘s what has kept me from picking up the second book, although I probably will at some point. Maybe she‘ll have matured a bit in that one 😬 6mo
Aaronlisa I liked this book but the second one is killing me because of Evie. I get stuck every time the story focuses on her. 6mo
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megzlynn
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My wild Saturday night. 😂😂😂

bookaholic1 Enjoy!! 6mo
brit91 Me almost every Saturday night lol!!🤪 6mo
rjsthumbelina I ❤️ that book! It is kinda wild. SUCH a great series 6mo
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megzlynn
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1. My surgery went well.
2. Everlasting Tuck
3. There are other sports than football??? No one has told the south yet. 😂😂😂
4. To Kill a Mockingbird

BetseyAnd I read everlasting tuck as a kid. Loved it! 6mo
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megzlynn
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1. My husband calls me Kitten.
2. Can‘t think of any at the moment. 🤔
3. Right now I kind of feel that way about the tagged book.
4. Semi-important.
5. @Marilyncjackson

IamIamIam Reminds me of Shadow Moon being called "Puppy" ? 6mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻 6mo
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megzlynn
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Since it‘s not sweltering today, I decided to read while sitting with my favorite hound. 🐾 #dogsoflitsy

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megzlynn
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After a couple of days of recovering from surgery I am finally back to reading. I thought I‘d be able to read during recovery but I could hardly stay awake. Tonight, I finally reached page 100 of the tagged book before my reading partner passed out. It‘s slow to start but very character driven. I think it is finally time to call lights out. Goodnight, Littens.

Simona Quick recovery❣️ 6mo
Simona ... and the kitty is beautiful 😻😻😻 6mo
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megzlynn
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At Target shopping for my next reading challenge. I had to pick a book based on its cover. That was actually wildly outside my comfort zone. I will show y‘all what I chose later.

Tamra Yikes! 6mo
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Stephaniereads1
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Five stars! The book was excellent. I couldn‘t put it down so it took me two days. I love the time period and the characters. It‘s so interesting. It leans to the occult side but I though it was excellent. I‘m so excited to continue the series.

Reagan-reads I love these books! #4 comes out next year, the last one ☹️ 6mo
Stephaniereads1 @Reagan-reads I started the second book and put the third one on hold. 6mo
Reagan-reads @Stephaniereads1 yes! I‘m planning on a reread over Christmas vacation. I love them so much. Happy reading! 6mo
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megzlynn
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Book mail is the best mail. Slowly stockpiling for my surgery. Unsure what my downtime will be so I need to be prepared. 😂

tpixie Good luck and fast recovery and happy reading! 6mo
SW-T Hope all goes well! Happy reading and hopefully a speedy and uncomplicated recovery 🙂📚 6mo
ehewett88 good luck with the surgery and happy reading. x 6mo
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Pricel101 Wishing you a complete recovery 😘🙏 enjoy your books! 6mo
Caterina Hope the surgery goes great and you get to enjoy a lot of good books as you recover! ❤️😊 6mo
UwannaPublishme Wishing you a speedy recovery! Being surrounded by books will certainly help you heal. 🤗🌻 6mo
Theaelizabet Take care! 6mo
Erofan 💕 6mo
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laceyannea
The Diviners | Libba Bray

“How do you sever a thread of evil once it has woven itself into the world?”

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laceyannea
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“There is no greater power on this earth than story.” Will paced the length of the room. “People think boundaries and borders build nations. Nonsense—words do. Beliefs, declarations, constitutions—words. Stories. Myths. Lies. Promises. History.”

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laceyannea
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“Evie stared at the long columns of windows cut into the building across the street. So many windows. Who lived behind them? Were they happy? Or did they sometimes sit on a rooftop haunted by a deep loneliness for which there seemed to be no cure?”

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laceyannea
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“If Harry Snyder was from Wisconsin, Evie would eat her hat. If his name was Harry Snyder, she‘d eat a second hat.”

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laceyannea
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I have to say, every time I think “I‘ll stop reading and go do something else at the end of this chapter” I can‘t because the title of the next chapter is always so intriguing!

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
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laceyannea
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“He was flattering her, but she was enjoying it. She loved attention. It was like a glass of the best champagne—bubbly and intoxicating—and as with champagne, she always wanted more of it.”

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Eos462
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I really enjoyed this. Interesting characters and plot. Definitely going to keep going with the series. It does suffer a bit with some shallow storytelling and a little of instalove, but I feel like as the series goes on, we will see these this fleshed out a bit more.

Also, why are there like 264 different covers for this book?

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TheEmpress
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Alright, so normally I don‘t read anything that deals with the occult or spirits or anything even remotely close to that but I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! I‘m so serious. I read and listened, fascinated and terrified for the last 2 -3 days. I also have book 2 ready to go. (Although I might need to let me nerves relax a bit before I start lol) Wow, what a ride.

LibrarianRyan I do like this book. If you want a fun Libbra Bray, try Beauty Queens. It is hilarious! 7mo
TheEmpress @LibrarianRyan I will! I enjoyed her style. 7mo
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TheEmpress
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Starting this.... stepping a bit outside my comfort zone with this one. Hopefully it‘s as good as I hear it is

Lisas.Library I listened to the audiobook. It‘s one of my favorite series! I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
Johanna414 I loved this one! 7mo
LibrarianRyan I really liked it, but it can be pretty slow at the beginning. 7mo
TheEmpress Okay... I think I love it despite the occult stuff. I read 300+ pages yesterday 7mo
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erank58
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FINALLY!! According to GR looks like a Feb 2020 release date, at least they've given us something to chew on for now! Will have to research recaps to prepare 🙈 Anyone else excited?? #thediviners

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BillBlume
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I finished The Diviners in audiobook this morning. Overall, I think the second half made up for a lot of the content that dragged in the first half. The book offers no illusions that it‘s a one-shot, because so many character arcs just kind of hit pause at the end of the book, which spends most of its pages setting up the rest of the series. The reader January LaVoy does an excellent job with a large cast and even sings some lines in character.

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BillBlume
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I‘m halfway through the audiobook of The Diviners. My thoughts, thus far:
• a piano needs to fall on Sam
• Evie needs to get sent back home
• Theta & Memphis would make much better leads in this story
• not finding things all that scary, but the audiobook doesn‘t help when the reader‘s attempt at the booming crazy man voice is more laughable than frightening (overall, she‘s doing a great job with a large cast)

#audiobook #libbabray #thediviners

LibrarianRyan I never thought this was really scary. I enjoyed it but thought it could be shorter. But at the same time, it does a great job setting up the characters for future books. 8mo
brittanythebookdragon I‘m not a huge Evie fan either even after finishing the book! She‘s young and Bray makes her act like a child. I think the thing I liked about this so much was the murderer perspective. Some of those parts gave me the creeps. It wasn‘t scary but at times for me it was quite...visceral I think would be a good word for it. 8mo
BillBlume @brittanythebookdragon I have to confess that the book finally took a positive turn, for me, with Evie. Almost right after this post, she finally got invested in the murders and opened up to “Unc” about her powers. Was nice to see her taking action in the central plot. I still hate Sam, though. It‘s the fishes for him. 8mo
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stacybmartin
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Did you guys see Libby Bray‘s announcement for the cover and release date of the final Diviners novel? I absolutely LOVE this series and the final installment is coming 2/4/20!

mcipher That‘s a great cover! 8mo
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