Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday # 12 - The Diviners

Book: The Diviners

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)Author: Libba Bray

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Expected Release Date: September 18, 2012

Summary (From Goodreads): 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.

Why I'm Waiting: I first fell in love with Libba Bray when I read A Great and Terrible Beauty. It was a rich, gothic, historical/mystery/paranormal novel that managed to juggle all of these elements with ease, not an easy feat for any writer, but Bray definitely pulled it off. I'm so excited that she's getting back to similar themes with The Diviners. The historical setting is a little different for The Diviners however - instead of Victorian England, we will be exploring 1920's New York City. As a big Great Gatsby fan, I'm so excited that Bray set the book in this time period. Basically I could gush about this book forever, so I'm going to stop for now and continue the gushing once I actually read it!

Also, creepy trailer:

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What books are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. I can't imagine successfully juggling all of those genres-- what a feat! I'll have to check this one out.

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  2. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it!

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  3. Great pick! I love Libba Bray's novels. They are absolutely amazing! I'm currently reading A Great & Terrible Beauty.

    I absolutely love the trailer for this novel! It just makes me want to read it more.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. This cover has me SUPER excited for it! Plus I've only heard good things about Libba Bray, so I really want it. Great pick!

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  5. I've just bought my first every Libba Bray book and everyone's told me I'm going to love it. Sounds as though her books are worth waiting on :)
    Katja @ YA's the Word

  6. A lot of people have put this on their WOW's this week.